Boston Arts Academy

  • Boston Arts Academy serves 447 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Boston Arts Academy's student population of 447 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Boston Arts Academy's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Boston Arts Academy is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#304 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
40%
19%
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Black
41%
9%
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White
12%
61%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Boston Arts Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.660.35
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display 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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoston School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  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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