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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Boston Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Roxbury, MA. It has 53,653 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Telephone
(617) 635-9050

Boston Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1120
2,211 responses
Average ACT
26
117 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,653
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,264,531,000
Expenses Per Student
$25,082/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Boston Public Schools Reviews

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First, I have been in Boston Public Schools since kindergarten, at the George H Conley. Even still now, I love that school! It is one of the best elementary schools in Boston. The teachers and faculty were great. I also went to the Bates and BLA; both great schools. The Bates was a very friendly school that cares about all the students and the parents were actively involved. The Advanced 4th and 5th-grade class prepared me for the ISEE. The exam schools are all top-tier and prepare the students well for college. Aside from those schools, the other BPS schools could be better in terms of college prep and allocating resources fairly and efficiently. However, BPS has pretty well running system.
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Boston Latin School, a BPS school has great reputation and academic standing. It is however, highly competitive and homework is likely to dominate your life. There are more than enough extracurricular opportunities such as clubs, sports and the arts, which all have devoted staff and plentiful resources. The school name opens doors but you definitely have to work for it. Like most schools, there are some amazing teachers and some less than so. Although it may be an unhealthy environment for those prone to anxiety or stress, overall it is a great opportunity and experience, and you will learn a lot from your time there!
I attended a camp at Berklee College of Music this summer. It was a really good experience!Their staff is extremely well trained in their individual fields. The environment is very friendly and inviting. Lots to do on the campus. They have a really nice cafeteria, and the curriculum overall was very informative I learned a lot!