Boston Arts Academy

BPS/District9th-12th
11 Charles St, Dorchester
School Tier:
Tier 3

BPS measures school quality using a ranked tier system for all district schools. Tier 1 is the highest quality score (Green); Tier 4 (Red) is the lowest quality score.

Because of pandemic disruptions to data collection in 2020 and 2021,
this tier reflects the school data/quality evaluation from Fall 2019.

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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 490 Students
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Student/Teacher 9:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 8:00am-3:55pm
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Phone Number 617-635-6470
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Email Address Contact School
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Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school is based on a special application. Click Apply Online to go to the application.
Special Admission Process
Includes an audition or presentation component
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About the School

Boston Arts Academy is Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts. Our mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars-citizens to be successful in their college or professional careers and be engaged members of their communities. We seek students who are passionate about the arts, works and learns together as a community, and reflects the diversity of the city of Boston. The admissions process is designed to give all students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability, potential, and commitment.

School Performance

Student performance data displayed below is from Next Generation MCAS results. For more data on schools, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. For schools with multiple campuses, the data below represents all schools in that network, not just the single school. If data is not shown, it is not available for that school. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: DESE did not issue school, district, or state accountability determinations for the 2019-2020 school year due to the cancellation of state assessments and school closures related to COVID-19. As a result, there is no student performance data available from the state for school year 2019-2020.

School Comparative Performance

How does this school compare?

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Reading: District

Performing worse than BPS district average

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Reading: State

Performing worse than state average

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Math: District

Performing worse than BPS district average

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Math: State

Performing worse than state average

How many students passed the MCAS?

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How many students graduated?

Graduation and College Attendance

Graduation Rate
All Students
85.9%
Students w/ Disabilities
70.6%
High Needs
83.3%
EL
80%
African American/Black
92.1%
Asian
-%
Hispanic/Latino
78.9%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
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White
90%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
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Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
85.7%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
64.7%
Students w/ Disabilities
61.1%
High Needs
62%
EL
-%
African American/Black
63.6%
Asian
-%
Hispanic/Latino
67.4%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
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White
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Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
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Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
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Demographics & Diversity

490
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
62.50
FTE Count
Staff Diversity

Additional Information

Uniform Description

Dance and theatre students have required clothing.

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Enrollment

All Boston Public School (BPS) high schools are open to any student who lives in Boston. Admission may be determined via open enrollment, lottery, an application, or exam. Admission to this school is based on a special application. Click Apply Online to go to the application.
Special Admission Process
Includes an audition or presentation component
Apply Online

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