Boston Community Leadership Academy

20 Warren St, Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 635-8937
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 473 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
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78%
41%
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71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
49%
69%
68%
44%
60%
41%
27%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
26%
40%
66%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Boston Community Leadership Academy is a public high school in Boston. The principal of Boston Community Leadership Academy is Nicole Bahnam. 473 students attend Boston Community Leadership Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 85% of the 473 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Boston Community Leadership Academy is 12:1. Brighton High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Hispanic 48% 43%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 34%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.1%
Multiracial 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Boston Community Leadership Academy (BCLA) is a great school. My son is a shy sophmore at BCLA and has adapted to the school much more than I thought he would. Whenever his grades tend to slip there is an abundance of help help that I wouldn't have been able to give him at home. With my busy schedule and being a single mom BCLA is my savior!!

  • (6 years ago)

    bcla is the place to be. If you want leadership teacher support motivated staff a welcoming environment a home away from home... that is the true definition of bcla. the thing that is most salient about about bcla is not its incredible leadership role in BPS but instead its empowering environment and its predominant drive to give all its students the opportunity achieve academically as well outside of the classroom.

  • (6 years ago)

    there so much african americans here i feel so left out p lease do not send ur child to school if u wanna send them to high school there are better choices instead of bcla. im counting the days til i graduate

  • (8 years ago)

    I fought to get my daughter in this school because of what I read about what they offer. I was extremely interested in the college preparatory classes that are held. I want to keep my daughter motivated into fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatrician and BCLA is the step ladder of her getting there. My daughter is a freshman and has been an Honor Roll student at BCLA. The teachers are highly qualified and involved with the education of each student. I would like more involvement from the teachers in contacting parents just to discuss the progress however I understand there is limited time available. All staff are sincere w/ the parents concerns if any and go out their way to help resolve them timely. I am also very pleased with BCLA for the extracurricular activities for youngsters to do after school hours which my daughter is also benefiting from. It's a great school!

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Overall score

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