Why Work at Quincy

Quincy Center in EveningWhy Work at Quincy Public Schools?

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: QPS is committed to ensuring the best possible educational experience and opportunities for our students, with a commitment to improving and prioritizing efforts to recruit, develop, and retain a more diverse employee workforce to better meet the needs of our students and their families. District and school-wide goals ensure that DEI values are prioritized. Through ongoing professional development, QPS staff receive training in anti-bias, social justice & equity issues.

Commitment to Excellence: Public Education is strongly supported in Quincy for its all-important role in the development of individuals as both citizens and as productive members of the local and regional economy. The Quincy Public Schools enjoy a long-standing tradition for innovative curriculum and excellence in public education.

Our Schools: Students attend one of our 19 schools based on neighborhood areas. QPS is home to 1 Early Childhood Center, 11 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 2 high schools. Thanks to strong community support, South~West Middle School is the district's 3rd new school since 2010, with a new Squantum Elementary School in the planning stage. The city also recently acquired a 53,000-foot building to establish its own special education learning center.

Support for New Educators: QPS offers a number of supports for new educators including a mentoring program, orientation and training, professional development opportunities, and an Educator Evaluation system designed to encourage and support professional growth.

Vibrant Community: Quincy is a vibrant, multicultural community with a long tradition of commitment to our schools. Enjoy a wide variety of international cuisines at dozens of restaurants in the city, as well as easy access to skiing, professional sporting events, water sports, world-class golf courses, and more! Home to historical sites including the John Adams and John Quincy Adams birthplaces and the Adams home at Peacefield, Quincy also boasts 27 miles of shoreline as well as miles of hiking trails throughout the Blue Hills Reservation. Visit the Discover Quincy website to learn more about our city »

Strong Community Support for Public Education: Our district has strong support from the community, with more than 100 local business partners providing funding, training, employment experience, mentors, and volunteers to enhance educational opportunities for students.

Students and Families: Quincy's students reflect a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. QPS student demographics include: 40.2% Asian; 7.4% African American/Black; 8.4 % Hispanic; 39.9% White; 3.7%; multi-race non-Hispanic; >1% Native American or Pacific Islander. Economically disadvantaged students make up 34.5% while 15.5% are English learners and 18.5% are students with disabilities. Parents play an active and important role, through local PTOs, Citywide PTO, the Quincy Parent Advisory Council to Special Education (QPAC), and the English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC.)

Competitive Salaries and Benefits: Employees enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans.

Accessibility: The MBTA red line has four stops in Quincy: North Quincy, Wollaston, Quincy Center, and Quincy Adams, along with many MBTA bus routes throughout the city. Many school locations are accessible by MBTA subway and bus routes.