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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Quince Orchard High School is a top rated, public school located in Gaithersburg, MD. It has 2,031 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Quince Orchard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1220
366 responses
Average ACT
28
261 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$159,232
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,130
National
$949
Median Home Value
$663,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Red army
    24%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Putting on the hits
    12%
  • The drama shows
    9%
  • Clubs fair
    9%
  • Mr. and Ms. QO
    6%
  • Being on a team
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,031
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.72 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.72 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.72 responses
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Quince Orchard High School Reviews

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As a senior as QOHS, I can say that being a student there is so much fun. There is never a dull moment between sporting events, pep rallies, and of course education. QO has a great technology program called Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that allows students to take a five-course pathway associated with different types of engineering in order to prepare for their future. They also have child development, a computer science pathway, great art programs and teachers, and so much more. I participated in PLTW which has allowed me to feel more prepared for my future than ever. Never missing a football game has also made my high school career so much more enjoyable and exciting, given that we were 2018 Maryland State Champs!
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My time at Quince Orchard has been nothing short of amazing! QO has some of the best teachers and administrative leaders in the Montgomery County area. Also, the school culture is simply terrific. Whether you enter the Cougar Dome to watch the football team on a Friday night, or to watch the basketball team play during the winter, you can feel the energy and crazy environment of the Red Army. Not only do you feel like a vital part of the school every day you walk through those red doors, you also are guaranteed a great academic career as well. The only true negative thing about QO however, is that in some aspects, the school is very outdated, and is badly in need of a renovation. Other than that, Quince Orchard has provided me with an experience I'll never forget, and will always be thankful for.
Overall, Quince Orchard is a very good school and I consider myselfl lucky to be able to experience an education in Montgomery County, Maryland. Quince Orchard offers many courses that cover a wide variety of subjects from social studies to the arts to the sciences and many more in between. There are many resources to prepare students for college and alternative post-high school paths. In addition, most staff members at QO show concern for their students' well-being and are very understanding. While the counseling department does a lot of important work, their days are often busy with scheduling and clerical work, which limits the time they can help students with personal conflicts. For the most part, Quince Orchard High School fosters a sense of safety and pride and is educating a group of students who will be successful in their futures, regardless of what they decide to pursue.