Boston Latin

Public 7-12

 78 Ave Louis Pasteur
       Boston, MA  02115


 (617) 635-8895

 School Website

District: Boston

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 345 Massachusetts High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.5
Number of students:  2,439

Racial breakdown:
White:
47.4%
Asian:
29.0%
Hispanic:
11.6%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25.7%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Boston Latin ranked better than 97.9% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.75. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Boston Latin ranked better than 99.7% of high schools in Massachusetts. It also ranked first among 23 ranked high schools in the Boston School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.21. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Boston Latin has the largest high school student body size in the Boston School District. Racial makeup is: White (47.4%), Asian (29%), Hispanic (11.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Boston Latin is 21.5. 26 high schools in the Boston School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Boston Latin employs 113 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Boston Latin:

SchoolDigger ranks Boston Latin 10th of 484 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Boston Latin in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Boston Latin 1st of 345 Massachusetts public high schools. (See Boston Latin in the ranking list.)

Boston:

SchoolDigger ranks Boston 319th of 350 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Boston Latin

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.57 16th 339 95.3%
2004 93.42 11th 344 96.8%
2005 92.08 20th 356 94.4%
2006 90.45 24th 399 94.0%
2007 87.04 40th 399 90.0%
2008 86.32 43rd 407 89.4%
2009 82.41 63rd 409 84.6%
2010 85.50 51st 434 88.2%
2011 83.32 65th 449 85.5%
2012 88.31 28th 455 93.8%
2013 87.84 29th 455 93.6%
2014 85.30 51st 455 88.8%
2015 86.70 38th 441 91.4%
2016 85.86 39th 482 91.9%
2017 91.39 23rd 487 95.3%
2018 94.75 10th 484 97.9%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Boston Latin

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 96.66 2nd 304 99.3%
2004 96.26 2nd 307 99.3%
2005 94.19 2nd 311 99.4%
2006 93.91 1st 314 99.7%
2007 91.64 4th 316 98.7%
2008 93.60 1st 319 99.7%
2009 90.43 3rd 322 99.1%
2010 90.59 2nd 335 99.4%
2011 88.97 3rd 340 99.1%
2012 87.11 1st 340 99.7%
2013 85.54 2nd 344 99.4%
2014 85.44 1st 347 99.7%
2015 88.66 1st 354 99.7%
2016 85.43 4th 351 98.9%
2017 86.29 1st 348 99.7%
2018 87.21 1st 345 99.7%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education

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by a student on FaceBook
Monday, May 21, 2012

Open Quote Boston Latin School is such an amazing school. I am only a sixie and I'm already learning so much. There are so many opportunities as well as clubs and after school activities. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Open Quote BLS does not value creativity or individuality. It's students are taught to conform to outdated status quo and all that is valued by teachers are test scores. This school's educational philosophy is demeaning at best, why torture your child? There is nothing worse than a school that does not value its students' individual learning styles and unique abilities, but BLS also lacks an understanding of the need for children to develop wholly. If you value community, diversity, family, the arts, your child's sense of self-value, or any aspect of education that aims to do more than qualify your child based on his or her test scores, do not send your child here! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Open Quote Having graduated over ten years ago, I still find that Latin has the most challenging and caring teachers in Eastern Massachusetts. They never administered open book exams or study guides that resembled actual tests when I was there. Every student is expected to perform well or get kicked out of here. Now that I live in Milton, the supposed second town in the US to live, my middle-schooler gets lots of slack, namely open book exams for science and math and those study guides that become the actual tests. What?! If only Latin school philosophy can get carried to these teachers here........ That's why Latin is ranked in first place almost yearly. Go Wolfpack. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 25, 2011

Open Quote It's the amazing, intelligent and diverse student body that makes this school so great. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, September 11, 2009

Open Quote I's the best school ever Close Quote


Enrollment information for Boston Latin

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1137 554 395 164 3 n/a n/a 0 2253
1989 1097 546 412 176 2 n/a n/a 0 2233
1990 1124 531 426 196 3 n/a n/a 0 2280
1991 1140 565 454 210 4 n/a n/a 0 2373
1992 1144 570 430 214 2 n/a n/a 0 2360
1993 1173 550 418 230 2 n/a n/a 0 2373
1994 1201 548 400 250 4 n/a n/a 0 2403
1995 1199 513 402 261 2 n/a n/a 0 2377
1996 1199 513 402 261 2 n/a n/a 0 2377
1997 1135 508 432 254 3 n/a n/a 0 2332
1998 1191 457 476 227 2 n/a n/a 0 2353
1999 1182 436 534 198 2 n/a n/a 0 2352
2000 1165 377 584 173 3 n/a n/a 0 2302
2001 1188 337 618 161 3 n/a n/a 0 1982
2002 1272 281 698 133 2 n/a n/a 0 2386
2003 1272 281 698 133 2 n/a n/a 0 2386
2004 1285 269 732 133 4 n/a n/a 0 2423
2005 1310 251 730 134 6 n/a n/a 0 2431
2006 1299 228 688 162 5 n/a n/a 39 2421
2007 1276 259 671 176 4 n/a n/a 41 2427
2008 1257 264 666 192 3 n/a n/a 45 2427
2009 1222 286 684 203 2 1 51 0 2449
2010 1174 289 666 206 2 1 57 0 2395
2011 1163 289 669 209 1 1 52 0 2384
2012 1128 273 673 220 2 2 54 0 2352
2013 1117 243 686 229 1 3 74 0 2353
2014 1134 226 691 251 0 3 74 0 2379
2015 1158 221 690 288 0 2 80 0 2439
2016 1157 207 707 282 2 2 82 0 2439

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Boston Latin

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 2233 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2280 n/a n/a n/a
1991 2373 n/a n/a n/a
1992 2360 n/a n/a n/a
1993 2373 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 2403 n/a n/a n/a
1995 2377 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 2377 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 2332 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 2353 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 2352 n/a 0.0 29.5
2000 2302 n/a 0.0 28.6
2001 1982 n/a 0.0 24.8
2002 2386 n/a n/a 26.6
2003 2386 n/a n/a 26.6
2004 2423 112.0 21.6 27.9
2005 2431 110.0 22.1 26.4
2006 2421 108.0 22.4 28.3
2007 2427 110.0 22.1 28.4
2008 2427 110.1 22.0 28.5
2009 2449 111.5 22.0 30.6
2010 2395 108.6 22.0 29.6
2011 2384 103.3 23.0 28.5
2012 2352 121.2 19.3 28.7
2013 2353 114.9 20.4 30.4
2014 2379 117.7 20.2 33.3
2015 2439 119.0 20.4 25.7
2016 2439 113.0 21.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Boston Latin

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2253 n/a n/a n/a
1989 2233 n/a n/a n/a
1990 2280 n/a n/a n/a
1991 2373 n/a n/a n/a
1992 2360 n/a n/a n/a
1993 2373 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 2403 n/a n/a n/a
1995 2377 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 2377 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 2332 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 2353 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 2352 n/a 0.0 29.5
2000 2302 n/a 0.0 28.6
2001 1982 n/a 0.0 24.8
2002 2386 n/a n/a 26.6
2003 2386 n/a n/a 26.6
2004 2423 112.0 21.6 27.9
2005 2431 110.0 22.1 26.4
2006 2421 108.0 22.4 28.3
2007 2427 110.0 22.1 28.4
2008 2427 110.1 22.0 28.5
2009 2449 111.5 22.0 30.6
2010 2395 108.6 22.0 29.6
2011 2384 103.3 23.0 28.5
2012 2352 121.2 19.3 28.7
2013 2353 114.9 20.4 30.4
2014 2379 117.7 20.2 33.3
2015 2439 119.0 20.4 25.7
2016 2439 113.0 21.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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