Quincy Public Schools K-5 Learning Communities
In November 2014, Quincy voters overwhelmingly approved an $89 million bond issue to build five new elementary schools and an expansion for Quincy High School. The five new elementary schools will house Kindergarten through fifth grades. The expansion of the High School, which opened in the Fall of 2016, has provided the space necessary to accommodate the freshman class (previously housed at Quincy Junior High). That shift moved all QPS sixth grade students to Quincy Junior High School; which follows a middle school model.
Work was completed for Fall 2017 at Lincoln-Douglas Elementary, our first of five new elementary schools, built on the property of former Monroe School. As of the 2017-2018 academic year it is open and houses K-3 students. Iles Elementary on North 12th Street (west of Hamann Lane) and Rooney Elementary on 48th Street & Columbus Road are slated for completion for the 2018-2019 academic year. Ground has been broken on the current site of Baldwin School which will become Baldwin Elementary. The school will be closed for the 2018-2019 academic year to complete construction. Blue Devil Gym and the auditorium will remain in tact; as will the cafeteria with necessary upgrades. Work began in March 2018 on Denman Elementary (on Harrison Street between 30th & 48th). Both Baldwin Elementary and Denman Elementary are scheduled for completion for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Universal School Supply Lists for All QPS K-5 Students
In June 2018, QPS and the K-5 Transition Team in conjunction with teaching staff and the Superintendent released a universal school supply list by grade level for all Quincy Public School Kindergarten through 5th grades. (Click the image to enlarge)
K-5 Transition Tasks and Plans
A K-5 Transition task force has formed. They have been and continue to be hard at work on the identified tasks necessary for completing our transition – including temporary transitions necessary during construction at our Baldwin and Harrison elementary buildings. The 2018-2019 academic year will be the first year of the Quincy Public Schools elementary transition to K-5 Learning Communities from our current K-3 and 4-5 buildings. The following links provide .pdf plans of the the nine tasks of our K-5 Transition Team. These plans were originally presented to the Quincy Public Schools Board on January 24, 2018; the documents below were updated on June 12, 2018 following approval at the May 2018 Board Meeting.