Who is Quincy?
Quincy is one of the best kept secrets of Topeka Public Schools. We are nestled in the heart of North Topeka, a neighborhood rich with community pride, hope, and trust. The enrollment at Quincy is a family tradition with many of our students being the third generation in their family to attend the school. The generational residents are proud of their community and are vested in increasing the quality of living for their families while preserving the proud history of North Topeka.
The neighborhood is currently undergoing the development of NOTO with Great Overland Station improvements. The neighborhood community is gaining momentum through recent Stages of Resource Targeting (SORT) grant, the Safe Streets Grant, and partnerships with the NOTO Community Arts Center and district, and is supported by Topeka Public Schools as a Signature Visual Arts school.
The first Quincy Elementary School was built in 1872 and was located at the corner of Gordon and Quincy (where the North Topeka Fire Station is now located). The second Quincy Elementary was built in 1907 at Fairchild and Quincy where the Kaw Valley State Bank is now located. This building was severely damaged by the 1951 flood and was closed for half a year for repairs. Students were allowed to attend nearby Grant Elementary until Quincy was reopened. The third and current building was constructed in 1962 approximately 300 students attended that year. In 1976 the building was remodeled adding a new media center and the east wing. A special feature of Quincy is a restroom in each classroom. In 1997 the school mascot and school colors were adopted. Quincy’s mascot is a Roadrunner, and our school colors are purple and white.
AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
Quincy is one of two elementary AVID schools in Topeka Public Schools. The mission of AVID is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID at Quincy is cultivating student self-motivation and helping all students expand their personal visions of academic success and achievement. A home/school partnership is vital for helping your student to succeed. Check the school calendar for scheduled AVID Parent Workshop opportunities.
Visual Arts Signature School
As a Visual Arts Signature school, our priority is to teach the basic skills of reading, writing, mathematics, listening, and speaking through the arts. Art is taught by a certified visual art teacher. All students receive art instruction once a week in addition to an art integration project each week. Students strengthen their creative thinking, decision making, and reasoning skills through an innovative learning experience not available in other area schools. Quincy partners with several community organizations like NOTO to enhance the Visual Arts program.