A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone
(617) 635-8895
Website

Boston Latin School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
419 responses
Average ACT
29
30 responses
AP Enrollment
62%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit Day
    21%
  • Hypnotist Show
    18%
  • ASIAN Night
    17%
  • Senior Night Games
    11%
  • Step squad, fashion talent show
    10%
  • Winter Concerts
    1%

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%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,944/ year
National
$11,890
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses

Boston Latin School Reviews

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A lot of the academics are great! I know when I have certain teachers that I will be doing well. I have the opportunity for electives starting in junior year and the opportunity for AP classes starting in sophomore year. The workload is a lot but as long as you manage your time really well you should be able to finish your homework at night, even with extracurriculars. The scheduling process is now online so that makes it really easy to sign up for classes. We don't really have popular classes, we have popular teachers.
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Although the work is rigorous and can be extremely tough at times, BLS provides you with so many resources and strategies to help you overcome any obstacle in order to achieve your goals. The school is highly reputable and attending exceeds your chances to be accepted into more selective colleges. There are so many clubs that host events that bring students, parents, and faculty together; these events prove how diverse the school truly is and show how connected the student body is. The school is surrounded by many hospitals, a fire station, and a police station is nearby, so if anything unfortunate were to happen, help would arrive quickly. Teachers? Some are amazing, some are awful. It's up to luck who you have as a teacher but you always have people to help when you're struggling. Or someone else is also struggling so you can struggle together. Overall, the lack of sleep and the overwhelming weight of stress is worth it.
Graduating in a few months, I look back at my Boston Latin School career to realize that this institute has helped me immensely in my educational journey. The variety of AP classes available along with its college preparatory design means a heavy workload; although stressful, it is a definite plus for university since you'll be years ahead of everyone else when it comes to academics. For the first two years of high school, class schedules are strictly set as students take mandatory courses; junior and senior year, electives allow students to explore their own interests (AP Biology for future doctors or AP Economics for financial analysts). During my career in BLS, I never had any conflicts with teachers as they were all eager to convey the information they had to the class. In general, BLS is an ideal place for the years of development in a child's life and it lives up to its title as a prestigious educational institute.