Boston Latin High School

  • Boston Latin High School serves 2,439 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Boston Latin High School operates within the Boston School District.
  • Boston School District's 69% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2439 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 119 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,439 students
Boston Latin High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Boston Latin High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 119 teachers
Boston Latin High School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Boston Latin High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 14:1
Boston Latin High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2015)
Asian
29%
6%
Boston Latin High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
11%
18%
Boston Latin High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
9%
9%
Boston Latin High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
48%
64%
Boston Latin High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Boston Latin High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Boston Latin High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Boston Latin High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.34
Boston Latin High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
25%
36%
Boston Latin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
4%
Boston Latin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

  • Boston School District's student population of 54,192 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 92% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $25,878 is higher than the state average of $18,534. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,082 is higher than the state average of $18,197. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four years.
School District Name Boston School District
Number of Schools
Managed
120
3
Number of Students Managed 54,192 1,368
Boston School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 85%
Boston School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,405 MM $25 MM
Boston School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,362 MM $25 MM
Boston School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $25,878 $18,534
Boston School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $25,082 $18,197
Boston School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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