Boston Latin School in Boston, MA - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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Boston Latin School is a public coed school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has 2,379 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 338 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8895

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 338 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many opportunities to join or start a club.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It was very stressful, but it was all worth it. The school is special.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some are great teachers. Others are not.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We have nurses. but we don't have a strong health class curriculum.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The extracurriculars are amazing. There are over 100 clubs to choose from. Nearly everyone I know is involved in a club, sport or instrument of some sort.I am currently secretary of BLS' national society of black engineers

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
3.66 Boston Latin Academy 2 mi. 1,689
4.33 Brookline High School 1 mi. 1,832
4.33 Cambridge Rindge & Latin School 3 mi. 1,741
3.66 Somerville High School 3 mi. 1,265

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


Female 55%
Male 44%

Student Diversity

Boston Latin School United States Massachusetts Boston Latin Academy Brookline High School Cambridge Rindge & Latin School O'Bryant School of Math & Science Somerville High School
White 47.0% 51.0% 65.0% 28.0% 59.0% 37.0% 11.0% 32.0%
Asian 29.0% 4.8% 6.4% 21.0% 14.0% 11.0% 21.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 17.0% 20.0% 10.0% 13.0% 28.0% 39.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 8.4% 27.0% 7.0% 33.0% 37.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.9% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 1.0% 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%


Grade 7 17.0%
Grade 8 16.5%
Grade 9 17.4%
Grade 10 17.9%
Grade 11 15.3%
Grade 12 15.8%

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 51 responses

  • 71% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 23% Educational Oppurtuntiy
  • 23% The opportunities
  • 23% Prestige
  • 20% College Connections
  • 12% Alumni connections

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 25% The high amount of work
  • 25% Everyone is stressed.
  • 13% The sense of competition instilled in students.
  • 10% Latin is required
  • 8% Tradition
  • 7% The incompetent teachers
  • 7% The fact nobody cares
  • 3% The large racism issue
  • 3% Dress Code

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 49% First public high school in the USA
  • 33% Reputation
  • 13% Oldest public school in boston
  • 3% Outside funding that allows more resources
  • 3% Wealthy alumni, lots of resources, "sink or swim"

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 62% Stressful but rewarding
  • 20% Stressful
  • 12% Oppurtunity to better your life
  • 2% Someone Special
  • 2% A necessary evil

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 57% Be prepared to work hard.
  • 27% Don't count on sleeping.
  • 7% Asking for help can eliminate stress
  • 7% Trains you how to keep track of everything
  • 3% If you seriously do your homework youll be fine.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 3% I love everything about this school.
  • 89% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.