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Boston Latin Academy is a public school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 1,680 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 219 reviews written and they have been mixed.

205 Townsend St
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9957

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 219 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I think the extracurricular activities are great because they are so diverse and many. There are lots of people who are supportive of the vast array of extracurricular activities. After school activities are great for kids to find productive ways to spend their days, especially since the students are very committed to the activities they are involved in. After school activities at my school are great, and I am happy to be apart of them.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: School spirit is lacking. Some students go straight home after school but there are other students who participate in clubs/sports too
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: We've had a few faculty members go on administrative leave...
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Aside from a few faculty members, I learned a great deal here and had a good experience. BLA lacks in school spirit(or maybe it's just my graduating class), and lacks funding.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Some teachers don't know how to teach, but many of the veteran teachers I had did an outstanding job.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 O'Bryant School of Math & Science 1 mi. 1,313
2.00 Madison Park High School 1 mi. 1,258
4.33 Boston Latin School 2 mi. 2,352
2.33 Richard J. Murphy School 2 mi. 918
4.33 Brookline High School 3 mi. 1,801

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 43%
Female 56%


Grade 7 17.6%
Grade 8 16.4%
Grade 9 18.4%
Grade 10 15.4%
Grade 11 15.5%
Grade 12 16.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 43% Diversity
  • 20% Courses
  • 20% College Preparation
  • 11% Teachers
  • 6% Lunch time

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 79% The maintenance, it's an old building
  • 21% Kids here are really sloppy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Diversity
  • 40% #1 Dreamschool in Massachusetts

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 94% Diversity
  • 6% Preparation

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Be open to talk to different groups of people
  • 38% Be Yourself
  • 12% It's a big school, try not to let it overwhelm you
  • 6% A lot of drama
  • 6% Learn to live outside your comfort zone

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.