Watertown High School

  • Watertown High School serves 674 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Watertown High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Watertown High School's student population of 674 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students674 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watertown High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Watertown High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#133 out of 1666 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
70%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.480.59
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Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWatertown School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Watertown Hosmer
    Grades: PK-5 | 683 students
    0.5 miles
    1 Concord Rd
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 926-7740
    0.5 PK-5 683
  • Watertown James Russell Lowell
    Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
    0.6 miles
    175 Orchard Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 926-7770
    0.6 PK-5 417
  • Watertown Watertown Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 527 students
    0.7 miles
    68 Waverley Avenue
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 926-7783
    0.7 6-8 527
  • Newton Bigelow Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 521 students
    1.1 miles
    42 Vernon St
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-6800
    1.1 6-8 521
  • Newton Lincoln-eliot
    Grades: K-5 | 374 students
    1.1 miles
    191 Pearl Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-9540
    1.1 K-5 374

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