Boston Latin Academy

205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 1,685 students in grades 7-12, Boston Latin Academy ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,685 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 97% (Top 20% in MA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • : 76% (Top 10%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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 1,685 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
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,685 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

Boston Latin Academy ranks within the top 20% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Boston Latin Academy is 0.77, 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.
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State Level (MA)
#208 out of 1631 schools
(Top 20%)
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61%
41%
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76%
44%
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58%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
12:1
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American Indian
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Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
23%
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Black
24%
10%
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White
29%
56%
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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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0.77
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97%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boston Latin Academy's ranking?
Boston Latin Academy is ranked #208 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Boston Latin Academy often compared to?
Boston Latin Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Boston Latin by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 76% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Boston Latin Academy?
The graduation rate of Boston Latin Academy is 97%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 90%.
How many students attend Boston Latin Academy?
1,685 students attend Boston Latin Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
29% of Boston Latin Academy students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 24% of students are Black, 17% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Boston Latin Academy?
Boston Latin Academy has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Boston Latin Academy offer ?
Boston Latin Academy offers enrollment in grades 7-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Boston Latin Academy part of?
Boston Latin Academy is part of Boston School District.
In what neighborhood is Boston Latin Academy located?
Boston Latin Academy is located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Dorchester, MA. There are 2 other public schools located in Roxbury.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,685 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 97% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • : 76% (Top 10%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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