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: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Boston Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 137.7
  • Number Students: 826
  • Number Teachers: 58
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 10126
  • 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 (14 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-14
    "My recent experiences at this small school has been nothing less than a nightmare. Too many issues to express here. My rating so far is a negative 1 star. I am afraid to send my child to this school this very day. The is reference to the JQS Middle School. My child is afraid and my experiences have been frightful."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-09
    "There are 2 different schools The Josiah Quincy Elementary and the Josiah Quincy Upper School. I don't have experience with the JQS Upper School but the Josiah Quincy Elementary School is an excellent school! The teachers are caring, supportive and informative. They appear to work very hard from what I see in their classrooms, at school events, in the work coming home and in the progress I see with my child's learning. I found the teachers I have known there to be talented at teaching and motiving kids. They seem to understand that all kids are different and they both challenge and support. My kids looked forward to going to school every day. The school also offers great before and after school enrichment classes like sports, gymnastics, art, music, and yoga. It has Advanced Work program available to some students for grades 3,4,5 too, which is even more challenging compared to their already tough regular academic programs. It's a great school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-28
    "Excellent teaching from the school and my child has learned pretty impressive things from the school."
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