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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 2021 – 2022 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2020
  • Educational Environment: 2021 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated July 2023

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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
1685
Classroom Teachers
88

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Massachusetts

9

(10 is best)

Better than 87.9% of all MA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S.

10

(10 is best)

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

Grade 7

80 60 40 20 0
62%
39%
73%
41%
50%
37%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
51%
39%
60%
42%
41%
36%
51%
39%
60%
42%
41%
36%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 10

100 80 60 40 20 0
90%
52%
91%
57%
88%
48%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
19
11
12
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 7 274 16.3%
Grade 8 243 14.4%
Grade 9 301 17.9%
Grade 10 299 17.7%
Grade 11 308 18.3%
Grade 12 260 15.4%
Total 1685 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/Racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 29.8% 15.7% 58.3%
Black 24.6% 30.1% 9.8%
Hispanic 27.5% 44.6% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 17.8% 9.2% 7.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.5% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
Economically disadvantaged Unreported Unreported Unreported
Free lunch eligible Unreported Unreported Unreported
Reduced lunch eligible Unreported Unreported Unreported
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 672,814 6,981,974
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 13,560.2 889
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 4.8% 5.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.7% 17.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 46.9% 33.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 20.8% 26.9%
65 OR OLDER 11.8% 16.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 271,950 2,713,379
Single Parent Households With Children 8.0% 7.5%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.2% 91.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 52.1% 45.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 26.2% 27.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.1% 17.8%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.5% 11.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 11.9% 13.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 10.4% 11.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.0% 9.5%
$15,000 or less 14.9% 8.7%

Education Expenditures

For this District Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $16,232 $818,936,864 46.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,827 $92,175,804 5.2%
Staff $1,800 $90,813,600 5.1%
General Administration $767 $38,696,684 2.2%
School Administration $1,119 $56,455,788 3.2%
Operation $2,036 $102,720,272 5.8%
Transportation $2,349 $118,511,748 6.7%
Other $602 $30,372,104 1.7%
Total Support $10,500 $529,746,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $8,223 $414,866,796 23.5%
Total Expenditures $34,955 $1,763,549,660 100.0%
For the State Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,021 $10,957,524,359 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,684 $1,534,703,819 7.2%
Staff $914 $833,015,705 3.9%
General Administration $276 $251,849,785 1.2%
School Administration $979 $892,630,457 4.2%
Operation $1,659 $1,511,998,563 7.1%
Transportation $848 $773,223,628 3.6%
Other $478 $436,154,533 2.1%
Total Support $6,839 $6,233,540,894 29.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,416 $4,024,919,077 19.0%
Total Expenditures $23,275 $21,215,885,470 100.0%
For the Nation Per Student Total % of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,794 $384,567,026,223 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $841 $41,500,431,613 5.3%
Staff $665 $32,787,987,253 4.2%
General Administration $269 $13,273,339,703 1.7%
School Administration $756 $37,281,585,830 4.8%
Operation $1,191 $58,747,506,944 7.6%
Transportation $504 $24,858,475,672 3.2%
Other $491 $24,247,526,162 3.1%
Total Support $4,716 $232,696,768,378 29.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,247 $160,183,697,619 20.6%
Total Expenditures $15,757 $777,446,989,564 100.0%