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Quincy Upper School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 9 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2012

I didnt have a review i had a question. I was trying to look up my old school its seems not to exist anymore. It was at this address it was called Boston High, i have report cards with the name on it so i know it wasnt in my imagination. When did they change the name? I went to this school back in 1985 to like 1988, anyway just wanted to make sure i wasnt loosing my mind! Its really a strange feeling when you cant look up your old school,Please if you can just tell me when it stopped being Boston High! Thankyou Sandra Giandomenico


Posted June 23, 2009

I could not be happier with the Josiah Quincy Upper School! Great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

I graduated from this school over 2 years ago... I went to the Elementary school and all of middle and high school. I am now in college on a scholarship the faculty at JQUS has helped me achieve. This is a really great school and deserves more credit... The only thing I would say is that it needs more college classes... and college building
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2008

My son has been at the Quincy for a long time and I think it's a great school and the teachers are very supportive to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

It's an amazing school. My child has learned so much. Thank you all for your kindness and your help with my child and her/his emotion problems. Thank you, it's greatly appreciated.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
7%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female66%
Male51%
African American44%
Asian62%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
African American37%
Asian86%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I74%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners53%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Female45%
Male59%
African American36%
Asian58%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female34%
Male60%
African American18%
Asian65%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I49%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female72%
Male32%
African American42%
Asian54%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female49%
Male34%
African American20%
Asian63%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male2%
African American0%
Asian3%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Title I1%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female80%
Male91%
African American87%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I87%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female44%
Male78%
African American20%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female8%
Male33%
African American14%
Asian31%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students26%
Female29%
Male23%
African American23%
Asian28%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

100%

Average SAT score

1284

Graduation rate

83%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 52% 6%
Black 22% 8%
Hispanic 18% 16%
White 6% 67%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Phone: (617) 635-8940

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