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Quincy Public Schools, Massachusetts

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Quincy Public Schools
Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy Public Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Richard DeCristofaro
Enrollment:9,266 students
Graduation rate:92.4%[1]
Number of schools:18
Budget: $90.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Thomas P. Koch
Board members:7
Term length:4
Quincy Public Schools is a school district in Massachusetts that served 9,266 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2] This district is the 11th-largest by enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

About the district

Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Quincy Public Schools is located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The county seat of Norfolk County is Dedham. Norfolk County is home to 681,845 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.[3]

Demographics

Norfolk County outperformed the rest of Massachusetts in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 48.3% of Norfolk County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 39.0% for Massachusetts as a whole. The median household income in Norfolk County was $84,087 compared to $66,658 for the state of Massachusetts. The poverty rate in Norfolk County was 6.5% compared to 11.0% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Norfolk County (%) Massachusetts (%)
White 82.3 83.7
Black or African American 6.4 7.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.5
Asian 9.3 5.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 10.1

2012 Party Affiliation, Norfolk County[4]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 153,776 34.67
Republican 52,238 11.78
Green-Rainbow 339 0.08
Unaffiliated 235,608 53.12
Other 1,594 0.36

Superintendent

The superintendent of Quincy Public Schools is Dr. Richard DeCristofaro.[5] DeCristofaro first joined the school district as a teacher in 1975 before receiving promotions to the positions of elementary school principal and assistant superintendent. He was first appointed to the position by the School Committee in 2001.[6]

School board

Quincy Public Schools are overseen by a seven-member board, six of whom are elected to four-year terms.[7] Quincy's mayor formally serves as the seventh member and Chair of the board.

Quincy School Committee[8]
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Thomas P. Koch Mayor 2007 N/A
David F. McCarthy At-large 2003 2015
Paul L. Bregoli At-large 2011 2015
Kathryn E. Hubley At-large 2011 2015
Anne Mahoney At-large 2005 2017
Barbara Isola At-large 2009 2017
Noel DiBona At-large 2013 2017

School board elections

See also: Quincy Public Schools elections (2013)

Members of the Quincy School Committee are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.[9]

Public participation in board meetings

The Quincy School Committee maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:[10]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The school committee shall seek the advice and counsel of citizens in planning and operating the schools. Meetings of the school committee shall be open to the public except when the committee votes to go into executive session. All citizen communication to the committee shall be addressed to the school committee. Citizens who wish to place on the agenda any matter of concern to the schools shall make a request to the superintendent of schools at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

Open Forum: An opportunity for community input regarding the Quincy Public Schools. After giving his or her name and address, each speaker may make a presentation of no more than four minutes to the School Committee. An individual may not exchange their time or yield to others.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Quincy Public Schools:[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $53,534,158 59.8% $28,904,045 32.3% $6,330,633 7.1% $0 0% $141,941 0.2% $89,474,901
2012-2013 $54,617,068 60.7% $29,375,664 32.6% $6,025,433 6.7% $0 0% $133,441 0.1% $90,018,165
Averages: $54,075,613 60% $29,139,854.5 32% $6,178,033 7% $0 0% $137,691 0% $89,746,533

Teacher salaries

Quincy Public Schools employed 655 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[12] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15-credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Quincy Education Association for 2013-2014:[13]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 44,622 70,530
BA + 15 46,711 72,619
BA + 30 or MA 48,801 77,633
BA + 45 or MA + 15 50,890 79,722
MA + 30 52,980 84,739
Ph.D. 55,069 86,828

Unions

Teachers and other employees in Quincy are represented by the Quincy Education Association, which is a part of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association.[14]

Schools in Quincy Public Schools

Enrollment

Quincy Public Schools serves 9,266 students. Quincy Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data beyond the current school year.[2]

District schools

Quincy Public Schools operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Quincy Public Schools
School Name
Atherton Hough Elementary School
Atlantic Middle School
Beechwood Knoll Elementary School
Bernazzani Elementary School
Broad Meadows Middle School
Central Middle School
Clifford Marshall Elementary School
Merrymount Elementary School
Montclair Elementary School
North Quincy High School
Parker Elementary School
Point Webster Middle School
Quincy High School
Snug Harbor Elementary School
Squantum Elementary School
Sterling Middle School
Wollaston Elementary School

Academic performance

MCAS Results for Quincy Public Schools, Spring 2013[16]
Grade and Subject Proficient or Higher Advanced Proficient Needs Improvement Warning/ Failing Students Included CPI SGP Included in SGP
Grade and subject District State District State District State District State District State
Grade 03 - Reading 58 57 11 12 46 45 35 36 7 8 704 83.8 N/A N/A
Grade 03 - Mathematics 73 66 35 31 38 36 18 22 9 11 705 87.1 N/A N/A
Grade 04 - English language arts 58 53 13 10 45 43 30 33 13 13 688 81.0 62.0 639
Grade 04 - Mathematics 49 52 15 18 35 34 41 38 10 10 692 79.8 53.0 643
Grade 05 - English language arts 61 66 17 18 44 47 27 24 12 10 622 83.3 52.0 563
Grade 05 - Mathematics 60 61 29 28 31 33 25 25 14 14 621 81.1 64.0 563
Grade 05 - Science and Tech/Eng 50 51 20 20 30 31 37 36 12 12 619 79.3 N/A N/A
Grade 06 - English language arts 62 67 11 16 51 51 26 23 12 10 681 81.9 46.0 639
Grade 06 - Mathematics 56 61 24 25 32 35 26 24 18 15 681 76.7 42.0 643
Grade 07 - English language arts 71 72 11 12 60 59 22 22 7 7 634 88.1 55.0 582
Grade 07 - Mathematics 52 52 21 19 31 33 24 27 24 21 642 72.9 48.5 586
Grade 08 - English language arts 75 78 22 20 53 58 17 15 8 7 626 88.9 54.0 574
Grade 08 - Mathematics 53 55 25 22 28 32 24 25 23 20 627 74.3 51.0 567
Grade 08 - Science and Tech/Eng 35 39 3 4 32 35 48 43 17 18 629 69.4 N/A N/A
Grade 10 - English language arts 90 91 42 45 48 46 8 7 2 2 655 96.6 58.0 534
Grade 10 - Mathematics 79 80 54 55 25 25 15 13 7 7 659 90.1 60.0 540
Grade 10 - Science and Tech/Eng 72 71 32 26 39 45 22 24 7 5 604 88.2 N/A N/A
All Grades - English language arts 68 69 18 19 50 50 24 23 9 8 4,610 86.1 54.0 3,531
All Grades - Mathematics 60 61 29 28 31 33 25 25 15 14 4,627 80.4 54.0 3,542
All Grades - Science and Tech/Eng 52 53 18 16 34 37 36 35 12 12 1,852 78.8 N/A N/A

Contact information

Quincy Public Schools seal.jpg

Quincy Public Schools
159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-984-8700

See also

External links

References

  1. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Cohort 2013 Graduation Rates," accessed January 28, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed January 28, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Norfolk County, Massachusetts," accessed January 28, 2014
  4. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Enrollment Breakdown as of 2/15/2012," accessed October 24, 2013
  5. Quincy Public Schools, "Contact Administrators," accessed January 28, 2014
  6. Jack Encarnacao, The Patriot Ledger, "Quincy’s top earner DeCristofaro gets 3-year contract at $226,000," December 10, 2010
  7. Quincy Public Schools, "The Quincy School Committee," August 4, 2011
  8. Quincy Public Schools, "Quincy School Committee Members," accessed January 28, 2014
  9. City of Quincy, "Political Calendar 2013," accessed October 24, 2013
  10. Quincy Public Schools, "School Committee Policy Manual," accessed January 28, 2014
  11. Quincy Public Schools, "2012-2013 School Committee Budget Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013," accessed December 3, 2013
  12. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, "Teacher Data (2012-13)," accessed January 28, 2014
  13. Quincy Education Association, "Memorandum of Agreement Between the Quincy School Committee and the Quincy Education Association Bargaining Unit A," accessed January 28, 2014
  14. Quincy Education Association, "Home," accessed January 28, 2014
  15. Quincy Public Schools, "Our Schools," accessed January 28, 2014
  16. Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, "MCAS Tests of Spring 2013," accessed January 28, 2014