JOSIAH QUINCY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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885 WASHINGTON ST
BOSTON, MA 02111
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Phone: 617-635-8497
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Boston Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 133.3
  • Number Students: 800
  • Number Teachers: 58
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10908
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Simon Ho
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Posted 2015-05-02
    "My sister is a student of this school and I would just like to say that I think she could do better in another school. Everyday she comes home with homework she either doesn't know how to do it or is poorly finishing. She is in the second grade currently and I the brother has to put up with helping her do her homework 16 out of 20 times. Back in my day in 2nd grade I already know how to divide and multiple single digits in a flash. My sister can't even solve what 7 times 8 equals without a calculator! This suggests that the teachers are not trying hard enough to teach their students. I the brother is concern with my sister's education, that shouldn't be a concern of any brother. ~ anonymous loving brother"
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    Posted 2014-09-17
    "This school has excellent academic standards and rigor -- as well as and an opportunity for kids to partake in a variety of Physical Education modes - including swimming from 2nd Grade up."
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    Posted 2014-05-13
    "My wife and I are parents of a K2 student now at the JQS, and we couldn't be happier. Our son had been in Montessori pre-school programs, and we were concerned with how he would handle the transition. In short, the experience has been great. The facilities and programs at the JQS are excellent. We've been very happy with how our child has responded in the classroom, and proud of his participation in the school's impressive orchestra program. Art and Mandarin language classes have also been great. Great kids, involved parents and a committed faculty lead by very dynamic principal who truly wants to see the school grow and succeed."
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    Posted 2014-05-02
    "The Josiah Quincy Elementary School is an amazing school providing an terrific education for students. When my daughter was there from Kindergarden to Grade 5, she had a great time with her friends which was great influence. Compare to a lot of other schools in the district or around the city, JQS is one of the best schools possibly. Her teachers paid attention to her and made sure that there was no peer pressure or much bullying happening at the school. There's also many special enrichment activities such as swimming for Grade 2 and up, taught by professionally trained trainers. There's also club every Friday for 5th graders and also, many other after school programs such as Girls Scout. There was always involvement with the parent and teacher meetings, and the principal was always being a good role model and greeting the teacher after school and in the morning. Honestly, this is one of the best schools in Boston. My daughter felt fine fitting in, even with moving from Bilingual to Advance Work Class for 4th and 5th graders. Lastly, there's also shows for Chinese New Year, Christmas, etc. Great learning experience! If you're planning on moving to this district, pick JQS!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-24
    "I attended this school from K2-5 and I have to say, I thank this school for where I am right now. The teachers are very nice and caring, and I felt like family at this place for 6 years. The school is separated into 2 schools, the elementary and upper(middle/high school). Most of the students from the elementary school move on to the Upper. I can't say much about my JQUS experience compared to my JQES experience since I attended for one year before attending an exam school."
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