Boston School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 118 public schools serving 52,664 students in Boston School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Boston School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Boston School District are Boston Latin, O'bryant School Math/science and Boston Latin Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Boston School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Massachusetts.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Boston School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Boston School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
118 Schools
1,849 Schools
# Students
52,664 Students
951,520 Students
# Teachers
4,169 Teachers
72,945 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Boston School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 73% has increased from 67% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#350 out of 404 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Boston  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Boston  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Boston  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
73%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Boston  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.59
# American Indian Students
140 Students
2,098 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
4,728 Students
65,433 Students
% Asian Students
9%
7%
# Hispanic Students
22,057 Students
190,699 Students
% Hispanic Students
42%
20%
# Black Students
16,566 Students
86,216 Students
% Black Students
32%
9%
# White Students
7,501 Students
571,635 Students
% White Students
14%
60%
# Hawaiian Students
82 Students
812 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,587 Students
34,518 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
3,098
30,411
# Students in K Grade:
4,001
65,579
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,000
67,670
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,844
68,165
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,246
69,969
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,236
72,086
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,712
72,285
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,100
70,804
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,340
70,469
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,316
71,492
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,188
76,601
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,553
73,016
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,024
71,748
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,006
70,028
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,197

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $30,604 is higher than the state median of $21,203. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $30,762 is higher than the state median of $19,776. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$1,612 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Boston  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$1,620 MM
$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Boston  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$30,604
$21,203
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Boston  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$30,762
$19,776
This chart display average spending per public school student in Boston  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Boston School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Boston Latin
Math: 94% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
78 Ave Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 635-8895
Grades: 7-12
| 2,453 students
Rank: #22.
O'bryant School Math/science
Math: 89% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 Malcolm X Blvd
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
(617) 635-9932
Grades: 7-12
| 1,562 students
Rank: #33.
Boston Latin Academy
Math: 81% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9957
Grades: 7-12
| 1,781 students
Rank: #44.
Eliot Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16 Charter Street
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 635-8545
Grades: PK-8
| 635 students
Rank: #55.
Manassah E Bradley
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Beachview Road
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 635-8422
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #66.
Joseph P Manning
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
130 Louders Lane
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 635-8102
Grades: PK-5
| 152 students
Rank: #77.
Warren-prescott
Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
50 School Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 635-8346
Grades: PK-8
| 602 students
Rank: #88.
Joseph J Hurley
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
70 Worcester Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-8489
Grades: PK-8
| 360 students
Rank: #99.
Nathan Hale
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
51 Cedar Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 635-8205
Grades: PK-5
| 158 students
Rank: #1010.
Joyce Kilmer
Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
35 Baker Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-8060
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #1111.
New Mission High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
655 Metropolitan Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 635-6437
Grades: 7-12
| 392 students
Rank: #1212.
Ellis Mendell
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
164 School Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 635-8234
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #1313.
Josiah Quincy
Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
885 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 635-8497
Grades: PK-5
| 832 students
Rank: #1414.
Richard J Murphy
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Worrell Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8781
Grades: PK-8
| 941 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Carter Developmental Center
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
396 Northampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-9832
Grades: 7-12
| 29 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Community Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 635-8950
Grades: 9-12
| 79 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Greater Egleston Community High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3134 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
(617) 635-6429
Grades: 10-12
| 105 students
Rank: #1818.
Lyndon
Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
20 Mt. Vernon Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-6824
Grades: PK-8
| 582 students
Rank: #1919.
Winship Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
54 Dighton Street
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 635-8399
Grades: PK-5
| 221 students
Rank: #2020.
Harvard-kent
Math: 49% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 635-8358
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #2121.
William E Russell
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
750 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8803
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #2222.
Boston Teachers Union School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 635-7717
Grades: PK-8
| 287 students
Rank: #2323.
Lyon K-8
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Beechcroft Street
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 635-7945
Grades: K-8
| 131 students
Rank: #2424.
Jeremiah E Burke High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
(617) 635-9837
Grades: 9-12
| 472 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Edward Everett
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
71 Pleasant Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 635-8778
Grades: PK-5
| 272 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
James Otis
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
218 Marion Street
East Boston, MA 02128
(617) 635-8372
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Boston Arts Academy
Alternative School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
174 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 635-6470
Grades: 9-12
| 469 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
John F Kennedy
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7 Bolster Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 635-8127
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Michael J Perkins
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
50 Burke Street
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 635-8601
Grades: K-5
| 218 students
Rank: #27 - 3027. - 30.
Mozart
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
236 Beech Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 635-8082
Grades: PK-5
| 179 students
Rank: #3131.
Boston Collaborative High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Hawthorne St
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 635-8035
Grades: 9-12
| 182 students
Rank: #3232.
William H Ohrenberger
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
175 W Boundary Road
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-8157
Grades: 3-8
| 648 students
Rank: #3333.
Henry Grew
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
40 Gordon Avenue
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 635-8715
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: #3434.
Dr. William Henderson Upper
Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
18 Croftland Av
Dorchester Center, MA 02124
(617) 635-6365
Grades: 2-12
| 606 students
Rank: #3535.
Mather
Math: 34% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
24 Parish Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 635-8757
Grades: PK-5
| 608 students
Show 83 more public schools in Boston School District (out of 118 total schools)
Loading...

Recent Articles

Technology in Public Schools
Technology in Public Schools
Learn how technology is being implemented and funded in public schools.
Gender Identity Becomes Controversial Issue in Boston Public Schools
Gender Identity Becomes Controversial Issue in Boston Public Schools
We report on a new policy in Massachusetts that impacts one of the largest school districts in the country, as well as the rest of the state. The gender identity policy strives to ensure all students are treated equally, but it is not without plenty of concern by opponents.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 52,664 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

Quick Links