Quince Orchard High School

18 reviews
15800 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 840-4686

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Quince Orchard High School
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QO is the BEST school in MOCO! Currently attending, I love this school so much. It is such a community and the school spirit and athletics are amazing. Perfect for a high school kid. This year, we made it to the state championship for football and basketball. We always have the best student section for sports...incredible pride and tradition. There are some issues with racism and the fact that black people stick to themselves, similar to asians and mexicans, but all schools in MOCO are like that. I would highly recommend this school for a kid who likes school pride or theatre/music because we have great music programs. QO is also academically competitive, but not in a bad way like Wooton(Wonton).
Posted by a student on 3/11/2017
I graduated Quince Orchard in 1997 - even at that time I felt the school was safe, diverse and provided the opportunities needed for children to succeed. Teachers showed interest in the education of their students and there was several opportunities of involvement in different course selection and after school activities. I no longer live in the MD area but I hope more children had the opportunity to attend a quality school such as Quince Orchard.
Posted by a community member on 7/15/2016
Quince Orchard is a great school. My daughter is in the 9th grade and our experience thus far has been all positive. My daughters previously participated in a performance with the poms there when they were in elementary school. The students who taught the girls were very driven and excellent with the children. So glad my daughters are going/will go to Quince Orchard High.
Posted by a parent on 5/9/2015
I am a little miffed about the statements that this school is not racially diverse - I have found the exact opposite of that. Not only are the racial stats on this website showing diversity with 49% white, 22% hispanic, 16% African-American (which is an almost exact replica of the national statistics of the american population), the kids at the school come from a variety of cultural & economic backgrounds - nationalities of my children's friends include families from Poland, Jamaica, the middle east, India, Korea and Japan as well as African-Americans and Asian-Americans. My family would fall under the Hispanic category. It's like the United Nations in there. Plus, the school's diversity extends to economic background since the district pulls from many neighborhoods that include high income (mansions), middle income (houses and townhomes) and low income (apartments/townhomes communities with assistance). This school also has a diversity of programs from engineering certificates and art focus to upper AP college prep. There is something for everyone who is willing to utilize what is available. This school offers a lot and can give a lot depending on your drive.
Posted by a parent on 1/24/2015
Quince Orchard is an excellent school. It is what we want a neighborhood school to be in North Potomac. My daughter has been going there for the past two years. I have found the staff to be always very helpful, and there are a wide variety of classes for students to take. The school does very well in sports teams, especially in football, and the students are quite pepped up before a home game is played. Considering the fact that the school represents a large section of North Potomac with very educated parents in a nice suburban setting, I am quite surprised sometimes as to why the rating for the school is not higher. The school offers a large number of AP courses, and definitely challenges students to get higher grades. However, the pace is easy going, and it does not have a stifling atmosphere where students are disturbed at the workload. The idea is to create well-rounded students that are ready for college and the next phase in life.
Posted by a parent on 1/7/2015

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Gaithersburg schools - Quince Orchard High School is located at 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg MD 20878. Quince Orchard High School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Quince Orchard High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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