205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Boston Latin Academy serves 1,781 students in grades 7-12.
Boston Latin Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Boston Latin Academy's student population of 1,781 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
1,781 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

Boston Latin Academy is ranked within the top 10% 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 Latin Academy is 0.77, 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
#149 out of 1667 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
22%
7%
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Hispanic
24%
20%
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Black
22%
9%
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White
29%
60%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Graduation Rate
98%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,781 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.77 (Top 1%)

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