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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Boston Latin School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Boston, MA. It has 2,403 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone
(617) 635-8895
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1340
631 responses
Average ACT
31
60 responses
AP Enrollment
73%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$49,828
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,460
National
$949
Median Home Value
$259,071
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 145 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • ASIAN Night
    19%
  • Spirit Day
    18%
  • Hypnotist Show
    12%
  • Step squad, fashion talent show
    12%
  • Senior Night Games
    9%
  • Winter Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,403
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$94,540
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.70 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.70 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.70 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$25,850/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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Overall, BLS was a great experience for me. I've met so many talented students and teachers, who have all taught me to be a better citizen and contribute to society. Also, yes, there's some serious competition within the school, but if you're academically driven and are ready to put in the effort to get through, it's a wonderful place to be!
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Boston Latin School was a great place to challenge myself and to discover the potential inside of me. Although some teachers were tough, I believe it helped me develop myself into a person who readily accepts hard work no matter the circumstance. My favorite part of Boston Latin School is the in-school clubs and events that take place. It is a fantastic chance for people like me to showcase my work and also to learn more about the diversity of the school. Overall, it is an excellent place for both learning and having fun!
Boston Latin School is a challenging school, however it really prepares it students for college. The school has rigorous classes that get students in the mindset to help them succeed in college. Things I would change about Boston Latin School is that I would create more systems that would benefit the student's wellbeing. Students at Boston Latin School are some of the most stressed students in the country and if students were able to have opportunities and extra homework help I believe the students would be able to learn to the best of their abilities.