Boston Latin Academy School

Serves grades 7 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
205 Townsend Street
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone
(617) 635-9957
District
BOSTON
County
SUFFOLK COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1718
Classroom Teachers
89

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Massachusetts

9

(10 is best)

Better than 89.4% of MA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Boston Latin Academy School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 7

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 76 47
Proficiency in Reading 72 49
Proficiency in Math 79 45

Grade 8

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 56 47
Proficiency in Reading 55 48
Proficiency in Math 57.0 46

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 100 83
Proficiency in Reading 100 90
Proficiency in Math 99 77

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 19.30
AVG FOR DISTRICT 13.83
AVG FOR STATE 13.40
AVG FOR NATION 16.54
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 7 279 16.2%
Grade 8 267 15.5%
Grade 9 315 18.3%
Grade 10 316 18.4%
Grade 11 280 16.3%
Grade 12 261 15.2%
Total 1718 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 29.3% 14.7% 65.0%
Black 24.7% 33.4% 9.0%
Hispanic 22.8% 42.5% 19.1%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 22.7% 9.1% 6.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 658,279 6,859,819
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 13,267.3 874
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.3% 5.4%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.9% 18.3%
20-44 YEARS OLD 47.1% 33.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 21.1% 27.7%
65 OR OLDER 10.7% 15.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number of households 259,324 2,576,935
Single parent households with children 12.2% 9.7%
Adults with at least a high school diploma 85.7% 90.1%
Adults with at least a bachelor's degree 46.4% 41.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 16.0% 18.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.7% 17.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.1% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 14.8% 15.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 13.3% 14.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.4% 11.8%
$15,000 or less 18.7% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,250 $665,175,000 48.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,306 $70,915,800 5.2%
Staff $2,005 $108,871,500 8.0%
General Administration $333 $18,081,900 1.3%
School Administration $760 $41,268,000 3.0%
Operation $1,598 $86,771,400 6.4%
Transportation $1,909 $103,658,700 7.6%
Other $410 $22,263,000 1.6%
Total Support $8,320 $451,776,000 33.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,511 $244,947,300 18.0%
Total Expenditures $25,082 $1,361,952,600 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,159 $8,818,306,979 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,140 $1,097,507,989 6.4%
Staff $886 $853,407,473 5.0%
General Administration $197 $189,337,611 1.1%
School Administration $650 $625,696,705 3.7%
Operation $1,348 $1,298,064,239 7.6%
Transportation $693 $667,240,972 3.9%
Other $402 $387,463,457 2.3%
Total Support $5,316 $5,118,599,021 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,223 $3,102,703,649 18.2%
Total Expenditures $17,698 $17,039,709,040 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%