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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Quincy Upper School is a public, magnet school located in Boston, MA. It has 498 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
152 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone
(617) 635-8940

Quincy Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1010
27 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
100%

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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
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$123,677
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,279
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,106,081
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.
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
498
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,540
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$25,850/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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The IB curriculum is not understood by some teachers and most students. Students here don't receive many resources to help them through the IB program and therefore barely anyone ever receives the IB diploma, even if they wanted to. Student body has no school spirit, there is oftentimes no school nurse available, bathrooms are not easily accessible, the building is not handicap accessible, no gym, and the building is actually falling apart. However, most teachers and other staff are amazing and certain IB classes are engaging. The IB exams and world conferences are made affordable for students (free), and the school is in a great location. The school is small so nearly everyone knows each other.
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It was really nice that everyone knew each other and I have great relationships with all my teachers. I wish to see it become a little bit more academically challenging and help prepare more for college.
Everything thing is good. The IB classes given are certainly a great and a preview of college classes. The teachers are mostly good although a few teachers are very inconsistent at what they supposed to teach. Activities in the school are decent and most of the sports are affiliated with others schools which isn't the worst. The building of the school is definitely old but news are telling me there's a new building coming along, which is good for the future students.