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20,000 take Latin in Massachusetts schools

Students in the state who take Latin: 19,831 students, compared with a total of 306,928 students taking a language course.

Of the state’s 403 school districts, 126 offer Latin.

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Of the total 897 high and middle schools statewide, 173 offer Latin.

There are 51 AP Latin classes statewide, 337 Latin 1 classes, 302 Latin II classes, 241 Latin III classes, 151 Latin IV classes, and 37 Latin V classes.

SOURCE: The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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