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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Boston Latin School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Boston, MA. It has 2,439 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone
(617) 635-8895
Website

Boston Latin School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1340
567 responses
Average ACT
31
54 responses
AP Enrollment
73%

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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$58,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,200
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.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Spirit Day
    19%
  • ASIAN Night
    19%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Hypnotist Show
    14%
  • Step squad, fashion talent show
    12%
  • Senior Night Games
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,439
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
96%
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
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 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
$25,082/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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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!
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Life Changing but hard! I honestly would not be who I am without this school. It has taught me how to be a responsible, organized, and motivated student. It has taught me how to over come various academic obstacles and non academic obstacles, such as sleep. The school is extremely rigorous, but if you put the time and effort into the classes you take, it is manageable.
The environment is very toxic, stressful, and depressing. Some teachers are very good while others just shouldn't be teachers and don't seem to care at all about their students. There is also an extreme lack of support and empathy for students with mental illness. Not to mention the food sucks and tastes like plastic. I got sick from under cooked chicken they served me there. The building is also filthy. It's like there aren't even janitors. I can't remember the last time the dinning hall tables were cleaned. And the bathrooms are basically falling apart. Overall, just a bad school.