Boston Arts Academy

11 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 490 students in grades 9-12, Boston Arts Academy ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : ≥95% (Top 20% in MA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Boston Arts Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Boston Arts Academy's student population of 490 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
490 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Boston Arts Academy ranks within the top 50% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Boston Arts Academy is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#813 out of 1631 schools
(Top 50%)
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20-24%
41%
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60-64%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
44%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
40%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
10%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.
0.64
This chart displays the diversity score of Boston Arts Academy and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
90%
This chart displays graduation rate of Boston Arts Academy and public school graduation rate of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Boston Arts Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boston Arts Academy's ranking?
Boston Arts Academy is ranked #813 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Boston Arts Academy often compared to?
Boston Arts Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Fenway High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Boston Arts Academy?
The graduation rate of Boston Arts Academy is 95%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 90%.
How many students attend Boston Arts Academy?
490 students attend Boston Arts Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Boston Arts Academy students are Hispanic, 40% of students are Black, 10% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Boston Arts Academy?
Boston Arts Academy has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Boston Arts Academy offer ?
Boston Arts Academy offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Boston Arts Academy part of?
Boston Arts Academy is part of Boston School District.

School Reviews

5   12/28/2015
Boston Arts Academy has saved my life. I came from Newton Country Day School, where I was bullied (specifically around my economic status, where I live, my culture, and my non-religious lifestyle), socially isolated, received no assistance for disabilities (I have ADHD), and was harassed. I suffer from not only ADHD, but depression, severe anxiety, and social anxiety. Being at Newton Country Day, I was suicidal, had no friends, no hope, no joy. I am now a (transfer) Sophmore student at BAA, and I'm the happiest I've ever been. I have friends, good grades, and not nearly as much social anxiety. There's no amount of money you could ever pay me to leave this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - g.gal
5   12/19/2014
i like this school, me & my bestfriend has been wanting to go to this school for quiet some time. i will set an appointment. i hope to see you soon
- Posted by Student/Alumni - britt

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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