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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Boston Arts Academy is an above average, public, magnet, alternative school located in Boston, MA. It has 437 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
174 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone
(617) 635-6470

Boston Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1030
77 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$58,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Winterfest
    22%
  • Berklee Jazz Festival
    20%
  • Intersession
    20%
  • Talent Show
    15%
  • Honor roll assembly
    12%
  • I love when we go to fenway park every year
    12%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
437
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.1%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,082/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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What I love about Boston Arts Academy is the diversity. As an arts an school, I beleive that teachers should take time to acknowledge the competition kids put amongst eachother. It makes kids feel as if they are not good enough and want to stop doing their art. However, the staff is great and really seem to care about their students!
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Boston Arts Academy to me is the best thing that I could have done in my life. This school has helped me more than anything or anyone combined, I feel that I am very ready for college and this school has shaped me to become a better artist ,scholar, and citizen. Without the school I wouldn't be in the place I am now. I feel I have grown as an artist throughout my four years of the Boston Arts Academy and I've been able and lucky to be a part of programs that are connected to the Boston Arts Academy that let me travel to Italy, and study with the most professional teachers from across the world. The Boston Arts Academy in my opinion is the greatest High School for students who are very passionate about their art and as a graduating student I could not be more happy to be graduating from an amazing School.
Boston Arts Academy offers a rigorous curriculum, both in terms of both artistry and academics. The school has a tight-knit community, and many of the graduates of this school, from my experience, have become very well rounded individuals in their respective communities. This, however, does not make the school perfect. For example, the school is very liberal, so any students of a differing political philosophy will likely be shunned at this school. Along with this, there are many other issues such as poor food in the cafeteria or the lack of sports programs. These issues, however, are likely not too relevant to a student who wants a rigorous arts education, and I still highly recommend the school in spite of the issues it has.