Watertown High School

324 French St,

Watertown, CT, 06795-2929

Tel: (860)945-4810
Grades: 9-12

957 students

Watertown High School serves 957 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the CT average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Watertown High School operates within the Watertown School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is lower than the CT state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 957 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 957 students
Watertown High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
Watertown High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Watertown High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1
Watertown High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
Watertown High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
20%
Watertown High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
1%
13%
Watertown High School Black (1988-2012)
White
89%
61%
Watertown High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Watertown High School Sch Ethnicity Watertown High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.21 0.58
Watertown High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
30%
Watertown High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
Watertown High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,371 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 78% over five years.
School District Name Watertown School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
4
Number of Students Managed 3,371 1,781
Watertown   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 88%
Watertown   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $59 MM $29 MM
Watertown   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $56 MM $28 MM
Watertown   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,662 $15,687
Watertown   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,860 $15,388
Watertown   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is W. F. Kaynor Technical High School (2.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Swift Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Polk School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oakville Polk School
    435 Buckingham St
    Oakville , CT , 06779
    (860)945-4840
    0.8  mi  |  345  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Oakville John Trumbull Primary School
    779 Buckingham St
    Oakville , CT , 06779
    (860)945-2776
    0.9  mi  |  702  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Oakville Swift Middle School
    250 Colonial St
    Oakville , CT , 06779
    (860)945-4830
    1  mi  |  771  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Watertown Fletcher W. Judson School
    124 Hamilton Ln
    Watertown , CT , 06795
    (860)945-4850
    1.5  mi  |  324  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Waterbury Carrington School
    24 Kenmore Ave
    Waterbury , CT , 06708
    (203)574-8184
    2  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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