Quince Orchard High School

Quince Orchard High School serves 1,780 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Quince Orchard High School operates within the Montgomery County Public s School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1780 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,780 students
Quince Orchard High School Total Students (1989-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 107 teachers
Quince Orchard High School Total Classroom Teachers (1989-2012)
Students by Grade Quince Orchard High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Quince Orchard High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1989-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
6%
Quince Orchard High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
21%
11%
Quince Orchard High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
15%
37%
Quince Orchard High School Black (1989-2012)
White
46%
43%
Quince Orchard High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Quince Orchard High School Sch Ethnicity Quince Orchard High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.71 0.68
Quince Orchard High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
16%
35%
Quince Orchard High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Quince Orchard High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 148,171 students has grown by 25894% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
29
Number of Students Managed 148,171 17,449
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $4,400,154 $14,580
Montgomery County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $3,951,186 $14,228
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Quince Orchard High School is a secondary school located on Quince Orchard Road near Gaithersburg in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Quince Orchard’s incoming freshmen come from Kingsview, Lakelands Park and Ridgeview Middle Schools. Small portions of the city of Gaithersburg are assigned to Quince Orchard.
  • Academics: According to materials from the school, Quince Orchard "encourages advanced studies in both the arts and academics." To this end, 24 Advanced Placement courses are offered, ranging from the Arts to World History. The school also boasts higher-than-average SAT (544 verbal, 558 math, 1102 total) and ACT (22 composite) scores, and requires 60 hours of community service for graduation.
  • The school sent 82% of its 2005 graduating class to two- and four-year universities.
  • In 2006, Quince Orchard High School was listed in the Newsweek Magazine's top 1200 High Schools in the U.S., as the 362nd highest-rated school in the country.
  • Arts: Quince Orchard is highly regarded as having one of the finest arts programs in Maryland. An award-winning theatre and music department differentiate Quince Orchard from many other high schools, and the programs are often lauded for attempting difficult pieces and succeeding with apparent ease.
  • In addition, The Prowler newspaper is regarded as one of the best high school newspapers in the state, winning local, state and national awards year after year.
  • Also, the QOHS Yearbook, Tracks, is one of the best yearbooks in the state of Maryland. Tracks has won multiple awards from the Maryland Scholastic Press Association and Walsworth Publishing Company including a Gallery of Excellence Selection for the 2006 book. The QOHS yearbook staff includes most of the hardest working individuals in the school and will soon break through onto the national stage as a CSPA Gold Crown recipient.
  • Sports: In recent years, the girls field hockey and lacrosse teams have enjoyed success, and the boys baseball team won the state championship in 2005. The football team, which won the state championship in 1991, had fallen on lean years recently but has enjoyed a resurgence lately and has had winning years in 2004 and 2005 for the first time in several years. It has also started to pick up its football record in 2006, winning against rival team Damascus High School in Damascus, MD, for the first time.
  • In 2006 the boys cross-country team and the girls field hockey team won the State Championships on November 11 and November 14. Finishing the regular season 9-1, the football team will go on to playoffs with their first game against Damascus on Friday, November 17, 2006, with the support of the Red Army.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northwest High School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Ridgeview Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Gaithersburg Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
    12260 Mcdonald Chapel Dr
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20878
    (301)670-8282
    0.7  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Rachel Carson Elementary School
    100 Tschiffely Square Rd
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20878
    (301)840-5333
    0.8  mi  |  870  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Ridgeview Middle School
    16600 Raven Rock Dr
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20878
    (301)840-4770
    1  mi  |  688  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gaithersburg Lakelands Park Middle School
    1200 Main St
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20878
    (301)670-1400
    1.1  mi  |  919  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gaithersburg Jones Lane Elementary School
    15110 Jones Ln
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20878
    (301)840-8160
    1.1  mi  |  515  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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