North Quincy High School in Quincy, MA - Niche

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North Quincy High School is a public school in Quincy, Massachusetts. It has 1,222 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 82 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

316 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 984-8744

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3.6 from 82 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I like my school a lot and it's something that I hold more dear then my middle and elementary schools. The school has taught me a lot that I didn't know about such as college preparations, preparing for what comes after school, choosing what I want to be, and making connections. If I could do everything over again, I would choose this school once again and instead of tossing everything people have taught me out the window, I would take it all in be a better person then what I am now.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: In my junior year, I participated in the my school's French Exchange Program to Bourges, France, where I stayed in the home of a French Student and had her stay with me when she visited Boston. It was a truly eye-opening experience that allowed me to see a part of the world that I had previously never been to, and experience their unique culture. What makes my school unique is the diversity of its students and of its students' interests. We have numerous clubs and organizations that are always welcoming to new members, from the American Red Cross Club for eager volunteers to the Debate Team for avid debaters. If I were to redo my high school experience, I would choose this school because it has offered to me the best education I have received in my life so far.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at North Quincy High School was good for what it was. Not all the teachers were stellar, but I had a handful of passionate, experienced teachers that really pushed their students. Because of the teachers I have had, I am ambitious and capable of testing my own limits. There were plenty of opportunities to get involved within the school: I was a part of the school pep band, the Foreign Language Honors Society, National Honors Society. I was also able to find other volunteer opportunities through the school. I was a volunteer with Americorps' "City Heroes" program, Uplift Afterschool Program, and Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. There was a large Asian population that rivaled the predominately white population at North Quincy High School- it got awkward for the class (approximately 360 students) to make a collective decision on senior events, shirts, yearbook superlatives, etc. I would not choose this school again because I would never want to relive high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: During my time here at NQHS I enjoyed my days at school rather than not wanting to come to school. There are some teachers here that aren't the best but most of the staff here is extremely friendly and helpful. Rallies were the best because of the performances we had. My favorite experience is joining the school's AFJROTC program, gave me a whole lot of experiences that I won't forget. Although lunches aren't the best here, homemade lunches are the solution.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: Not the best food, but there are options available.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Quincy Catholic Academy Private, Religious
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3.00 Montclair Elementary School Public
3.00 Francis W. Parker Elementary School Public
3.33 Wollaston School Public
St. Brendan School Private, Religious
3.00 Charles A. Bernazzani Elementary School Public
Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy - Neponset Campus Private, Religious
St. Agatha School Private, Religious
3.33 Beechwood Knoll Elementary School Public
2.33 Richard J. Murphy School Public
2.00 Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School Public
3.00 Squantum Elementary School Public
Adams Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.66 Neighborhood House Charter School Public, Charter
3.33 Central Middle School Public
3.33 The Woodward School Private, All-Girls
4.00 Collicot Elementary School Public
4.00 Cunningham School Public
2.66 Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School Public
3.00 Quincy High School Public
2.00 Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School Public, Charter
3.00 Elizabeth Seton Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls
3.33 Merrymount Elementary School Public
3.00 Lincoln-Hancock Community School Public
3.00 Reay E. Sterling Middle School Public
Epiphany School Private, Religious
2.33 Community Academy of Science & Health Public
1.66 Dorchester Academy Public
3.33 Boston College High School Private, Religious, All-Boys
2.00 Paul A. Dever Elementary School Public
2.33 Cristo Rey Boston High School Private, Religious
2.33 John W. McCormack Middle School Public
Codman Academy Charter Public School Public, Charter
2.33 Mather Elementary School Public
4.33 Milton Academy Private
2.00 Marshall Elementary School Public
Community Providers of Adolescent Services (COMPASS) Private, Special Education
2.33 Edward Everett Elementary School Public
3.00 Broad Meadows Middle School Public
2.00 Dorchester Collegiate Academy Public, Charter
2.33 Charles H. Taylor Elementary School Public
3.00 Point Webster Middle School Public
TechBoston Academy Public
4.00 Glover Elementary School Public
2.33 O.W. Holmes Elementary School Public
Wesley Child Care Center Private, Alternative
Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy - Columbia Campus Private, Religious
2.00 John P. Holland Elementary School Public
2.33 William E. Russell Elementary School Public
Lee School Public
Lee Academy Public
2.33 Roger Clap Innovation School Public
3.00 Boston Collegiate Charter School Public, Charter
2.33 Oliver Hazard Perry School Public
2.33 Sarah Greenwood School Public
2.66 Archbishop Williams High School Private, Religious
2.33 Lilla G. Frederick Middle School Public
2.33 Excel High School Public
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School Public, Charter
4.00 Mary E. Flaherty School Public
4.00 Charles S. Pierce Middle School Public
2.33 Joseph P. Tynan Elementary School Public
Boston Adult Academy Public, Alternative
2.33 King School Public
3.00 Clifford H. Marshall Elementary School Public
2.33 Michael J. Perkins Elementary School Public
South Boston Catholic Academy Private, Religious
South Shore Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious
Berea Seventh-day Adventist Academy Private, Religious
Up Academy Charter School of Boston Public, Charter
1.66 Jeremiah E. Burke High School Public
Mutanafisun Academy Private, Religious
Bridge Boston Charter School Public, Charter
St. Mary of the Hills School Private, Religious
2.00 John Winthrop Elementary School Public
Edward W. Brooke Charter School 2 Public, Charter
Haynes Early Education Center Public
Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Private, Religious, All-Girls
2.33 Dr. Catherine Ellison-Rosa Parks Early Education School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Quincy High School 2 mi. 1,568
2.33 Excel High School 4 mi. 635
4.00 Milton High School 3 mi. 998
3.66 Boston Latin Academy 4 mi. 1,645
4.00 Braintree High School 5 mi. 1,689

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

North Quincy High School United States Boston Latin Academy Braintree High School Excel High School Milton High School Quincy High School
White 45.0% 51.0% 28.0% 80.0% 13.0% 63.0% 55.0%
Asian 45.0% 4.8% 22.0% 10.0% 19.0% 5.0% 26.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 26.0% 4.0% 40.0% 24.0% 9.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 19.0% 3.0% 24.0% 4.0% 6.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 20.6%
Grade 11 26.8%
Grade 12 28.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 42% Students
  • 42% Faculty
  • 17% Sportsmanship

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% The spirit rallies
  • 40% Academic ambition
  • 20% The AFJROTC Elective

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% High standards
  • 20% Diverse
  • 20% A road with many paths

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 100% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.