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. Ground is slated to be broken in March 2018 on our Harrison Street Site (between 30th & 48th) – as yet unnamed. Both Baldwin Elementary and the Harrison site are scheduled for completion for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Kindergarten Roundup for 2018-2019 Academic Year
On Friday, April 13th from 4:00-5:00 p.m., each of the new K-5 communities will host Kindergarten Round-Up for any child who is five years old on or before September 1, 2018. If you have an eligible Kindergarten child, please complete the QPS 2018-2019 Kindergarten Roundup Form and return it to the school within your attendance area. All current K-3 Quincy Public Schools will accept this form. Please return the form as soon as possible, but no later than March 16, 2018.
If you know of anyone (friend, relative, neighbor, etc.) who has an eligible child, please let us know, or have them call the school within their attendance center.
Parents/Guardians are requested to attend Round-Up at the location listed below for their attendance area.
- Baldwin Elementary School will host Round-Up at Ellington Elementary School
- Harrison Street Learning Community will host Round-Up at Berrian Elementary School
- Iles Elementary School will host Round-Up at Washington Elementary School
- Lincoln-Douglas Elementary will host Round-Up at Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School
- Rooney Elementary School will host Round-Up at Dewey Elementary School
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 documents and plans were presented to the Quincy Public Schools Board on January 24, 2018.