Watertown High School

324 French St.
Watertown, CT 06795
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 777 students in grades 9-12, Watertown High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 90-94% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Watertown High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Watertown High School's student population of 777 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
777 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

Watertown High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Watertown High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
#516 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
39%
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55-59%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
10%
29%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
82%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.32
This chart display the diversity score of Watertown High School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Watertown High School's ranking?
Watertown High School is ranked #516 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Watertown High School often compared to?
Watertown High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Nonnewaug High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
What is the graduation rate of Watertown High School?
The graduation rate of Watertown High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 90%.
How many students attend Watertown High School?
777 students attend Watertown High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Watertown High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watertown High School?
Watertown High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Watertown High School offer ?
Watertown High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Watertown High School part of?
Watertown High School is part of Watertown School District.

School Reviews

5   4/16/2018
Professional , knowledgeable administrators and staff. Clear student expectations. Offers a high level and wide variety of electives specific to student needs and college / career readiness skills. Offers wide selection of AP, honors and college prep courses to meet needs of a diverse student population.
- Posted by Parent - J.A.B.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : 90-94% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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