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316 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171

(617) 984-8744
(617) 984-8647
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November 20, 2015
The teachers I had were nice and taught me a lot, but there were also some teachers that weren't that good but overall, my teachers were great and so was the environment.

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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
November 20, 2015
Some teachers are much more lenient with schoolwork compared to other teachers. There are teachers who would grade very strictly then there would be teachers who let kids of more easily. Most teachers that I had were the serious-working types and did their best to teach us but some teachers that my friend's had were more ready to give good grades to them.

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July 30, 2014
My daughter graduated from NQHS in 2010. As with most every school, if you work hard you will be provided with the support to excel! The results of the MCAS will reflect that the school is a high performer, and performs very well in Science. There is great access to a broad range of AP classes. Every year graduates aree accecpted to Ivy League schools, if that's your path! Parents, be engaged and support your students success! The more engaged the parent, this higher degree of success for the student! Being a public ciry school there is a broad range of students, reflecting most wals of life! This is not bleached white suburbia! But the diversity of nationality, race and income can be very positive experience for the student! At NQ if you do the work you will be prepared for success in college and in life! But you must challenge yourself and elect Honors and Advance course work!

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March 11, 2014
Highly educated teachers make this school a gem. The student body is mostly asian and english is their second language.

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July 08, 2013
Very racially divided my time there (basically asians and non-asians) although there are some some inter-racial groups. While there are 3 levels of academic classes (standard, honors, and advanced), for the most part it is more like dumb, regular, and advanced. The students who genuinely do not care often take up most of the space in the standard classes. Honors is more of the "I care about my grades enough to try", and advanced is well, advanced. Its a good school if you want to get into a lower tier college, But if you're going for a 1st tier/higher 2nd tier, the school doesn't prepare you all that well. The number of clubs and sports the school has is good. Some teachers are hit or miss. Some are effective at teaching, and some fail to get your attention. I've noticed that the average intelligence of the incoming years are getting worse and worse, so I imagine NQHS will soon fall in rankings in the future.

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February 28, 2013
The teachers in the school are friendly and cares about the students. Great sense of security in the school. Classes move at a pace that is right for the level of the class. Only problem is the school bathrooms are usually unclean and a lot of times contain no paper towels.

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April 22, 2011
Glad we are leaving the area and this school! Teachers allow cell phone usage in class, constant "bathroom" breaks, and think 70% is an acceptable average for a geometry class! My kids have told me there are teachers who know students can't POSSIBLY concentrate for 45 whole minutes, so they allow them to use their phones/ipods for the last 10-15 min. of class! Also, they hardly ever have homework and I've noticed mistakes on papers which weren't corrected by the teacher. Good riddance!

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October 13, 2010
My children graduated this school and my granddaughters are now attending the same school.

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March 29, 2010
It was a great experience but the inside is alittle too big and hard to find my way around the place to my classes. They also have good classes

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March 13, 2010
Pros: The size and scope of the school allows for nearly everyone to find a niche. The curriculum (in rigor) at the advanced level is very good for a public school. The three levels (standard, honors, and advanced) allow for every variety of student to be adequately challenged. The opportunities are there if you are a self-motivated student that finds the right niche. Cons: The environment is extremely unintellectual. Very few students legitimately care about academics. The diversity on paper may seem impressive, but in actuality, it is awful. The school is divided into the Asians and non-Asians, and neither of the groups associate with each other much. Some of the teachers, bluntly speaking, are awful.

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February 19, 2010
This school has a girls hockey team, a dance team, and everything!

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October 24, 2009
This is a great school full of diversity and well rounded students. The teachers and faculty are great. It would be nice to have a make over here and there, but that rarely contributes or effects the children'ts education.

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October 03, 2009
The school system is amazing, clean, professional versitle and most of acedemicly perfect. Has soooooooo much to offer than any other school I looked into.

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August 16, 2009
it could use a make over inside. but its a good school.

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November 18, 2007
its a great school with excellent teachers and great sports. I love it there

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October 17, 2007
As a senior there over 2 years ago, my experience was not very impressive. The qualitity of the academic programs that it provides does have a high quality, as well as the music, art and sports programs. The coaches and teachers are very dedicated to their individual programs, which is easy to see. However the level at which student actively participate in these programs isnt that great. The environment is not motivating or secure. More than not I witnessed severe lack of security and attention, which is unacceptable at this stage of schooling. The assistance in a student's transition to college is also very poor at North. I have several ties to students attending the school currently and am only disapointed to see where its lead them. I strongly recommended my parents not to send my sister to NQH.

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July 27, 2005
I am a graduate class of 1981 and have a Junior enrolled at North Quincy.My personal experience: On an academic level I feel NQHS to be exceptionally involved in insuring that each student receive the best quality education possible.I did not attend college as I landed a job through the schools work study program that lead to make success today.I have many friends who went on to college where they became successful, lawyers, doctors, nurses, politians,teachers etc. I have asked all of them who they most credit their accomplishments with and not suprised the response being high school and the good quality education they received.My son will be graduating in two years and plans to continue his education,I credit the school and all the programs they offer to help students continue to receive the best education.Its truly a great place to receive good quality education .I rate it 'A+'

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May 29, 2004
North Quincy High School offers so much for our kids. The faculty is constantly improving and revising the curriculum to offer the best and most demanding classes they can. North's students are involved in so many school activities, and provide for a great community and high school experience. All in all, NQHS creates a wonderful, safe learning environment. And, although many parents opt out for private schools for their teens, I find that if kids are dedicated enough, students can succeed and surpass their private school counterparts when they attend NQHS.

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North Quincy High School
316 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA  02171
(617) 984-8744
Last modified North Quincy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Quincy High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top