174 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Boston Arts Academy serves 469 students in grades 9-12.
Boston Arts Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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

School Overview

Boston Arts Academy's student population of 469 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Boston Arts Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Boston Arts Academy is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1234 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
38%
20%
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Black
40%
9%
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White
13%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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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
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 10%)

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