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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Roxbury Academy is a public, magnet school located in West Roxbury, MA. It has 408 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
920
47 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$55,020
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Median Home Value
$354,700
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.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Sport events
    29%
  • Basketball game
    14%
  • Events are awful. . No money to make them fun
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Prom and definately debate club meets
    14%
  • Talent shows
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
408
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,933
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$28,305/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

West Roxbury Academy Reviews

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I like how the new staff treated their students, they were much more involved in activities and cared for their students education much more than the current staff. Something i would change is the whole administrative system, i was in student government and we were never able to hold events or they would end up in chaos because the administration would not give us the opportunity to take the lead on any event or celebration.
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West Roxbury Academy was an excellent school to attend. The teachers were attentive and caring to every students needs. I enjoyed spending time on the track team. I make some friendships and I truly cherish. West Roxbury Academy is a school I'd send my children. One thing I'd like to see change, increase the heat during the winter.
I moved to west Roxbury academy to do the twelfth grade and the experience was amazing. the teachers were patient and took time to work one-on-one with students to ensure they got a particular topic before they moved on. Also most of the students at the institution were very friendly and receptive and as a result in a matter of weeks i felt immedately at home in the school, clubs were easy to find and the club members are the greatest. Most students were respectful but the one drawback i could possibly find about this institution is that some of the students need to pay more attention to the value of their teachers and respecting them, so less disrespect fromthe few who do.