A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
Telephone
(617) 635-9957

Boston Latin Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
293 responses
Average ACT
25
7 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 127 responses
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  • Spirit Day
    38%
  • Powderpuff Game
    19%
  • Color Wars
    14%
  • Teacher vs. student dodge ball game
    13%
  • Junior field day
    9%
  • Diversity Day
    4%
  • Halloween Costume Contest
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,723
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,082/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Boston Latin Academy Reviews

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6 amazing, but crazy years at BLA! It went by fast, but I enjoyed all the things. The school itself is really one of a kind, and the diversity really makes you feel at ease, no matter who you are, and let's you connect with people from different backgrounds. It lets us have cool events like Multicultural Night, and Caribbean culture. The school itself it really close and intimate, and lots of teachers have true relationships with students. There are lots of great in-class resources, and a variety of classes and languages to choose from. It truly a great experience to come if you go to BLA!
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The school is large and kids tend to get lost in the shuffle. The teachers (most of them) do not let you know if your child is failing. I had the 1st teacher call me and tell me my child was having problems in his Junior year there and he's now a Senior. That particular teacher was the exception, very nice and he cared about my son. Personally, I think they could do a better job. The teachers are rude and arrogant to the parents as well. My son complains about the cafeteria food being being bad and the milk is sour! Terrible.
I like the fact that I am learning things now that people older than me are just now learning. I like that there are some resources for people with learning disabilities to get help with their studies. My guidance counselor is also very supportive and kind. Also, the school is very diverse.
A major downside that comes with attending this school is the school culture. This is somewhat because of the students, but mostly because of the faculty. Even though it is an exam school, it is not immune to frivolous teenage drama, gossip, and general nastiness. However, most of this judgment and disrespect comes from the teachers themselves. Something tells me that they aren't that skilled in communicating with young people, they speak to us as if they're our bosses and we're on the clock getting paid to be there. I understand you need to keep order in a school, but they take it too far.