Boston Latin Academy

BPS/District (Exam School)7th-12th
205 Townsend Street, Roxbury
School Tier:
Tier 1

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COVID-19 Reopening

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Start Date* September 21, 2020
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Reopening Model Hybrid, with remote option
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Quick Facts

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Enrollment 1787 Students
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Student/Teacher 20:1
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Uniform No
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 7:20am-1:40pm
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Phone Number 617-635-9957
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Email Address Contact School
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Virtual Tour N/A

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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 an exam.
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School Overview

Boston Latin Academy has a one hundred and thirty-five-year history of academic excellence with an outstanding rate of college placement. We boast a student body representing Boston’s rich multicultural, multi-ethnic population and dedicated administrators and faculty who challenge and encourage students. The curriculum has been developed to ensure that all students are well prepared for success in college and in life. We seek to challenge our students with a rigorous curriculum while providing them with the skills to succeed.

Highlights

  • College preparatory exam school.
  • High standards of academic rigor in a nurturing environment.
  • National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
  • Named an Outstanding American High School by U.S.
  • Outstanding record of college placement.
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses in all subjects.
  • Dedicated faculty who challenge and encourage students.
  • Exemplary peer tutoring program.
  • Partnership with IBM.
  • Music, art, and theatre arts programs.
  • Outdoor classroom greenhouse.
  • Competitive sports teams and clubs.
  • Diverse student body.
  • Peer tutoring program.
  • Active parent organizations.
  • Supportive alumni association.
  • ESL in General Education.

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School Data

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.

Graduation Rate
All Students
96.5%
Students w/ Disabilities
83.3%
High Needs
94.9%
EL
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African American/Black
97.6%
Asian
95.5%
Hispanic/Latino
94.3%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
-%
White
97.4%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
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Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
100%
Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
88.9%
District
79%
State
85%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
90.4%
Students w/ Disabilities
-%
High Needs
83.9%
African American/Black
93.8%
Hispanic/Latino
86.5%
White
87.2%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
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1787
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
114.90
FTE Count

Extracurriculars

Clubs
43+ Clubs available for students. Examples include Academy Actors (drama), Anime Club, Arabic Club, Art Club, Certamen (Latin Club), Choir, Classics Club, Big Sister, Dragon Clan Volunteers, Student Ambassadors
Sports
Boys' basketball, Girls' soccer
Academic
National Honor Society

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 an exam.
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