Boston Latin Academy

336 reviews
  1. Boston Public Schools
  2. 7-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. Outcomes
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
205 Townsend St
Dorchester, MA 02121
Telephone
(617) 635-9957
Website
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Boston Latin Academy Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
25

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
AP Enrollment
27%
AP Exam Pass Rate
72%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
28%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    47%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    53%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
  • Spirit Day
    48%
  • Powderpuff Game
    20%
  • Teacher vs. student dodge ball game
    14%
  • Color Wars
    9%
  • Junior field day
    7%
  • Diversity Day
    1%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,689
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$0
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
13%
Female Athletes
11%
Expenses Per Student
$22,762/ year
National
$11,927
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

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Reviews

336 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    121
  • Average
    150
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    12
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
  • 2 months ago
Since it is an exam school, I would definitely go to BLA again, because it is the best Boston Public Schools education that you can get. So many students would love to be able to get into Latin Academy but unfortunately do not pass the exam. Even though it may not always be the best school altogether, it is still a great opportunity and privilege.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
I have many favorite experiences at this school, some of the best have to be spirit day and senior week. But one of my best experiences has been in the Biomedical Science class, that was my favorite class.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago