Boston Latin Academy in Boston, MA - Niche

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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 259 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.2 from 259 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Not too much bullying goes on. If anything happens with drugs or anything the school police officer takes care of it.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: The food is pretty awful I would advise to bring your own. Occasionally they will have a decent meal throughout the week, but getting the food is also time consuming because there is usually a long line.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: Administration at this school is not helpful if you have a problem with a teacher or student. As for dress code and bullying they take that stuff serious.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: There are several sport teams here but they do not have the funding or facilities that they should have.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: In any school you come across some great teachers and you come across some awful ones. At Boston Latin Academy I have met some outstanding teachers that are very nice and taught me well and helped me when I was struggling. I did have teachers that did not care about me if I was struggling and were rude too.

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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%

Student Diversity

Boston Latin Academy United States Boston Latin School Brookline High School Madison Park High School O'Bryant School of Math & Science Richard J. Murphy School
White 28.0% 51.6% 47.0% 60.0% 4.0% 11.0% 27.0%
African American 27.0% 15.2% 11.0% 8.0% 44.0% 37.0% 24.0%
Asian 22.0% 4.7% 28.0% 15.0% 1.0% 20.0% 25.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 24.5% 9.0% 9.0% 46.0% 29.0% 19.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 26 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 31% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 41% Diversity
  • 18% Courses
  • 18% College Preparation
  • 12% Teachers
  • 10% Lunch time

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 81% The maintenance, it's an old building
  • 19% Kids here are really sloppy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 55% Diversity
  • 35% #1 Dreamschool in Massachusetts

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 90% Diversity
  • 10% Preparation

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 32% Be open to talk to different groups of people
  • 32% Be Yourself
  • 23% It's a big school, try not to let it overwhelm you
  • 9% A lot of drama
  • 5% Learn to live outside your comfort zone

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.