PROFICIENCY 96% 49% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #1 of 118 in Boston
  • Ranked #1 of 143 in Boston
  • Ranked #35 of 1862 in Massachusetts
Proficiency Averages
47%Boston
55%Boston
64%Massachusetts

Boston Latin is a school servicing grades 7 to 12 and is located in the district of "Boston" in Boston, MA. There are a total of 2,439 students and 119 teachers at Boston Latin, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 628 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Boston Latin has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 95.5%, which is 49% higher than the Massachusetts average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students2439
Teachers119
Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch628
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment987
Taking some courses948
Taking some courses (not tests)46
Passing some courses853
Passing no courses82

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Boston Latin, there are a total of 987 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 948 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All93%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
791%
886%
High School>= 99%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All98%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
796%
898%
High School>= 99%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Boston Latin race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMassachusettsNational
Caucasian 48.1% 13.9% 65.0% 51.1%
African American 9.6% 33.6% 8.7% 15.9%
Asian 28.9% 8.8% 6.2% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.5% 40.8% 16.5% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.7% 2.4% 3.3% 3.1%

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Boston demographics profile

StatisticBostonMassachusettsNational
Population658,2796,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)13,61763091
Median age31.739.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%53%55%
Speak English63%77%79%
Speak Spanish17%9%13%

Education level achieved in Boston

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade84.3%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school82.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.4%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.0%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.4%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters20.7%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.3%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%2.6%1.3%
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Source: The Boston Latin data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.