Boston Latin Academy in Boston, MA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    7-12
  • Students
    1,689
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    338 3.4
  • Ranking

Boston Latin Academy is a public coed school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 1,689 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 338 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 338 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would love to choose this school again if I could because it's truly a school that I feel prepares us for the future. They enforce core values like determination, respect, and responsibility.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: Overall, the teachers are nice and show great respect toward the students. They're always available whenever you need them wether you're inside the building or not.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I attended one of the parent councils, and I was surprised by how passionately parents spoke out about improving the education of the students. They do more work behind the scenes that many are not aware of.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers here are engaging. And because most of them stay after school, help is readily available after school, almost everyday, its the students that need to take the initiative and speak out.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: A lot of teachers have been helpful before, during, and after school. Additionally, most teachers soon become friends with students and we all get along pretty well.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 O'Bryant School of Math & Science 1 mi. 1,353
2.33 Madison Park High School 1 mi. 1,146
4.33 Boston Latin School 2 mi. 2,379
2.33 TechBoston Academy 2 mi. 1,015
4.33 Brookline High School 3 mi. 1,832

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

Gender

Gender
Female 57%
Male 42%

Student Diversity

Boston Latin Academy United States Massachusetts Boston Latin School Brookline High School Madison Park High School O'Bryant School of Math & Science TechBoston Academy
White 28.0% 51.0% 65.0% 47.0% 59.0% 4.0% 11.0% 2.0%
African American 27.0% 15.0% 8.4% 9.0% 7.0% 42.0% 37.0% 73.0%
Asian 21.0% 4.8% 6.4% 29.0% 14.0% 1.0% 21.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 20.0% 25.0% 17.0% 10.0% 10.0% 48.0% 28.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.9% 3.0% 6.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 7 16.7%
Grade 8 17.4%
Grade 9 18.7%
Grade 10 15.9%
Grade 11 16.9%
Grade 12 14.3%

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 53 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 32% Diversity
  • 21% College Preparation
  • 18% Courses
  • 14% Teachers
  • 8% Lunch time
  • 4% Study classes
  • 3% Activities

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 75% The maintenance, it's an old building
  • 14% Kids here are really sloppy
  • 8% Sports facilities
  • 3% Food

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 46 responses

  • 52% Diversity
  • 35% #1 Dreamschool in Massachusetts
  • 11% EVERYTHING
  • 2% Inclusivity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 77% Diversity
  • 17% Preparation
  • 6% Liberal

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% It's a big school, try not to let it overwhelm you
  • 24% Be open to talk to different groups of people
  • 24% Be Yourself
  • 7% Learn to live outside your comfort zone
  • 7% A lot of drama

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 66% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.