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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
TechBoston Academy is a public, magnet school located in Dorchester, MA. It has 971 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
9 Peacevale Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
Telephone
(617) 635-1615

TechBoston Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
940
77 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$49,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$339,910
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
971
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
$94,540
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
$25,850/ 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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I attended TBA from 6th grade to graduation and although the school isn’t the best, it’s easy one of the best non exam schools in Boston. The opportunities provided through the school are amazing such as the Upward Bound program, debate club, SGA, UAspire, Noonan Scholars, and the variety of classes available to students in the school. Teachers very clearly care about their students and form relationships with said students. They need better technology and WiFi despite their name being TECH Boston Academy. Also, there should be a better assortment of AP and honors classes for students looking to challenge themselves. Students are limited to 2 maybe 3 AP classes in one year and it should be as many as the student thinks they are prepared for.
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I would first like to start off by saying this school has very good education if you're willing to learn. Many students have excelled in this school getting very high GPA's and good grades. However this school is NOT good at making bonds with their students, teachers for the most part do not care about their students. MOST of the staff except for some like, Mr.luv and Mr. Casado are completely useless when dealing with issues in regard with students. For example 2016-2017 school year at techboston academy had more then 20 physical altercations with their students. Don't send your child to deal with ongoing drama for the whole school year the good education is NOT worth it.
Overall, this school was great for the one year I attended it. Very diverse, and all students appear to be accepting of one another. The teachers are incredibly understanding and supportive, especially when coming to them for academic help. Just like any other public school, the food is terrible, but this is not that big of a deal because most students bring their own food. The school doesn't have great funding for a large number of supplies or clubs, but being a technology school, the school give out technology for the students to use, and the upper-level grades all get their own laptops to use for their high school career, and keep once they graduate. If I had to recommend a high school, I would recommend TechBoston!