About QHS

Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): 4 students pose in the QHS gym at the annual Cultural Fair; a QHS female soccer player kicks a soccer ball as a NQHS opponent comes up behind her; a male student wearing a QHS football jersey works on an assignment in the classroom; a QHS teacher helps a female student with an assignment.

Welcome to Quincy High School!

Quincy High School, the Home of the Presidents, is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Quincy, Massachusetts. Founded in 1854, the school serves students in grades 9 through 12 and has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. Quincy High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC.)

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The current QHS building was completed in 2010 and, within its 330,000 square feet, boasts a 750-seat theater, a 3-station gymnasium with fitness and multi-purpose rooms, state-of-the-art computer labs, and extensive workspaces for our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Quincy High School is located at 100 Coddington Street in Quincy, MA, accessible via the Quincy Center MBTA station.

At Quincy High, we are proud of our academic program. We provide courses to meet every student's needs: challenging, advanced courses for college-bound students, technical certification courses, standard courses for all students, and remedial courses for students who need additional help. We also provide training for students who choose to enter the workforce after graduation. We are educating the citizens of tomorrow.


We are a comprehensive high school that holds high expectations for its students and staff to maximize their achievements as skilled professionals and lifelong learners in a secure educational environment. We offer core courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and world languages at the college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement levels. A wide variety of engaging electives are also available to all students as well as Special Education services and an English Language Learner program for eligible students.

Quincy High also offers a robust Career and Technical Education program, including courses in automotive technology, business technology, film and television, carpentry, culinary arts, early education, electrical technology, engineering, metal fabrication, fashion, health services, information technology, plumbing, protective services, and visual design. These programs combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience, providing students the opportunity to develop industry-specific skills that prepare them for college and career success.


QHS encourages students to develop their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through a wide variety of extracurriculars, including a robust and competitive 3-season athletics program; clubs and organizations spanning many topics and interests, such as drama, robotics, and yearbook; honor societies recognizing academic achievement; academic competition opportunities, including our annual STEM Fair and our competitive History Bowl team; and exceptional visual and performing art programs.

Community Service

Community service is an important component of student life at QHS: Quincy Public Schools requires a minimum of 30 hours of service to school and community as a graduation requirement.

Diversity at QHS

At Quincy High School we celebrate the diversity in our community by providing opportunities to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our cultural, ethnic, gender, and religious differences. We treasure this diversity as a resource in our school community. It is this commitment to high standards, collaborative affiliations, and respect for human differences that makes Quincy High School a successful all-inclusive learning institution. The QHS student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 14% African-American, 21.4% Asian, 11.5% Hispanic, .3% Native American, 47.8% White, .5% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and 4.5% Multi-Race/Non-Hispanic.

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