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Quincy Sr High School

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Posted April 16, 2014

Quincy Senior High School has provided both of my children with a top-notch education. Both children have been admitted to competitive college programs. The AP courses available is large considering the size and financial status of our community. In addition to academics, the fine arts and sporting opportunities are excellent. QHS has a full concert orchestra, a marching band, superior choirs, and a theatre program that is truly outstanding. There are numerous varsity athletic opportunities, and our teams are always competitive. QHS also offers numerous Project Lead the Way classes and will be adding a biomedical element in the fall. The great thing about QHS is that there is something for everyone. My husband and I are both professionals and we have never second guessed our decision to send our children to Quincy Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Quincy Senior High School in my opinion is a fantastic school to learn. High School is not always a great experience for everyone but here at the administration here along with fellow students helps to make that possible. We have AMAZING school spirit along with great sports and clubs/activities. We strive to be the best that we can be. I really do love QHS. It has great class sizes, awesome teachers, healthlier lunches, and is a place where students can come and feel safe and be themselves. QHS is accepting of everyone. Academically we achieve greatly. Our school is great but every school can always use some improvement. We would benifet from even healthier lunches and snacks. I believe it students and faculty eat better they wil preform better in and outside of school. I believe we would also benefit from a more clean/fixed up school. Our school does not look the best and it would be nice if we could paint classrooms a more vibrant color to wake us up and fix up the ceilings! Quincy Senior High is a great school!! You should come check it out sometime:) Thank you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2012

QHS is an amazing high school....especially considering the size of the Quincy and the tax base that provides funding. It boasts over 60 college credit bearing courses, extra-curriculars that are often only found in large cities and a sense of community. I consistently hear college bound QHS graduates talk about how prepared they were for their first year of college. And, for non-college bound students, QHS offers vocational training that is second to none. The teachers are well educated and passionate about ensuring that students learn the right way to do things....they don't just teach to the test. Quincy only has one public high school, so EVERY student that does not attend the private Catholic school goes to QHS. While this does mean that test scores are not going to be as high as a school in a wealthier, more upper class areas, it is this diversity makes it a richer environment for students. Students not only go to school with kids who are 'like' them, they learn how to work with a variety of people who may have a totally different background.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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51%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female41%
Male48%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income24%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Low income38%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Low income26%
Not low income58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
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46%
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28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

88.2%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3322 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: (217) 224-3770

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