The chart below shows the percentage of students in Quincy Public Schools (compared to the average in the state of Illinois; source: Illinois State Report Card) who experienced at least one transfer in or out of the school between the first school day of October and the last school day of the year, not including graduates. Students may change schools for a variety of reasons such as a family move, a transfer to a school that better serves the student's needs, or a period of homelessness. Continual student turnover is shown to be academically and socially disruptive to both ongoing and transferring students.