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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
TechBoston Academy is a public, magnet school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 917 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
950
95 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$57,880
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,381
National
$949
Median Home Value
$415,852
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Honor Roll days
    21%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Sport Events
    13%
  • Track and field
    13%
  • Basketball
    8%
  • Field Day
    8%
  • Football
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
917
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$28,305/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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TechBoston Academy Reviews

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Overall, TechBoston Academy was a great experience. I had met a plethora of amazing teachers and friends while there. Although the experience in its entirety was amazing, I felt as if there still remained a sense of isolation within the school and a somewhat lack in enthusiasm. This flaw, however, applies to a LOT of schools, and not just this one. Over all, I would recommend this school to a lot of students, especially for the teachers who will be teaching you!
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What I love about TechBoston Academy is the dedicated teachers, who are passionate about their jobs and make it their mission to try and provide every child with a quality education. However, during my stay at TechBoston Academy, I’ve realized that I wasn’t being challenged to the best of my abilities, due to a lack of resources, AP courses, and the fact that I am being taught at a few levels below my grade level. In Order to better prepare myself for college, I have to seek for outside resources such as college prep programs and dual enrollment courses, which wouldn’t be necessary if I was receiving that type of help at school. Overall TechBoston Academy could improve on its college readiness by providing students with more AP courses and teaching them at the level in which they deserve to be taught.
TechBoston Academy is a good school with staff that wants to see their students succeed, however, the school lacks opportunities for those students. I personally believe that the school should have more clubs for extracurricular activities rather than mainly focusing on sports.