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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
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Boston Arts Academy is an above average, public, magnet, alternative school located in Boston, MA. It has 469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Boston Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
98 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$43,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,787
National
$949
Median Home Value
$500,749
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Intersession
    20%
  • Winterfest
    20%
  • Berklee Jazz Festival
    18%
  • Talent Show
    16%
  • Honor roll assembly
    14%
  • I love when we go to fenway park every year
    11%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
469
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,540
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.5%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$25,850/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Boston Arts Academy is the first and only public high school dedicated to visual and performing arts in Boston Massachusetts! This amazing school is providing college-preparatory arts and academic education, and producing extraordinary artists-scholars-citizens from a very diverse student body! I LOVE THIS.
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As the only public arts school in Boston, my high school experience is something you wouldn't call "average". Our school days/ schedules were very different than a lot of other schools. Yes we have academic classes, and no we don't study our art all day. We just have very different curriculums. At BAA I spent a lot of time contributing to the school and the community because our school values giving back. I wouldn't trade my experience for another one, even though it wasn't perfect, it still was something to remember.
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!