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Boston Latin Academy
  • Public, Magnet
  • DORCHESTER, MA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C+
  6. Administration
    grade B
  7. Sports
    grade B+
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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Boston Latin Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in DORCHESTER, MA. It has 1,787 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
669 responses
Average ACT
27
24 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
Median Household Income
$44,454
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$565,609
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 66 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 204 responses
  • Spirit Day
    33%
  • Powderpuff Game
    16%
  • Color Wars
    15%
  • Teacher vs. student dodge ball game
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Junior field day
    6%
  • Halloween Costume Contest
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,787
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 75 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 75 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 91 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 91 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 91 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$28,305 / year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 94 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 94 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 94 responses

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