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  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
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Boston Latin School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Boston, MA. It has 2,440 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Boston Latin School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1350
734 responses
Average ACT
31
70 responses
AP Enrollment
73%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,618
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,717
National
$949
Median Home Value
$426,300
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 163 responses
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  • Spirit Day
    18%
  • ASIAN Night
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Step squad, fashion talent show
    13%
  • Hypnotist Show
    11%
  • Senior Night Games
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,440
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 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
$28,305/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Boston Latin School, if anything, has taught me grit. Looking back as a now senior, I regret not applying myself as much as possible in earlier years, and I've learned to see and understand that you seriously cannot get anywhere without genuine hard work. The teachers have pushed me beyond my limits sometimes, and Latin is a ridiculously difficult language, but the sense of community I gained from that mutual suffering is irreplaceable. As stressed as I was and as much as I complained, I know that I'd give a lot if I could just have those last couple of months of senior year. Don't take high school for granted!
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This was an extremely great high school. It helped me prepared to college, and dare I even say, being in college now is easier than being in high school. Teachers and advisers are really supportive and are always there to help. I didn't do this, even though I should've, but seek help when you need it! There are tons of clubs and opportunities for you to make friends. There are even programs to help students look for internships. I really regretted not taking advantage of that because I was scared of my incapability. Everyone in this school is treated equally, so don't be afraid to dive into unfamiliar grounds.
Boston Latin School, or more commonly referred to as BLS between the students, is an exceptional public institution. Starting from 6th grade to 12th, students are forced to excel academically in a highly competitive social environment, where your friends are your greatest asset, but also your greatest competition. On top of 2-3 hours of homework per night, which usually entails at least an overarching project, memorizing a public declamation piece by an esteemed author, and an ongoing research paper, students are encouraged to pursue one of the many extracurricular programs offered by the school. BLS prioritizes the visual and performing arts so much so that it would be nearly a sin not to indulge oneself in chorus, painting, studio arts, or musical theater. Most high schools fund the football stadiums or concession stands, but BLS stands higher, located in the city and consuming only half a block, the school focuses on learning and personal skills above all else.