50 Columbia Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Watertown High School serves 695 students in grades 9-12.
Watertown High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 695 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Watertown High School's student population of 695 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
695 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
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School Rankings

Watertown High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Watertown High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#508 out of 1667 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
60-64%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
65-69%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
22%
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Black
5%
10%
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White
61%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
(19-20)
85-89%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Watertown High School?

The graduation rate of Watertown High School is 85-89%, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 88%.

How many students attend Watertown High School?

695 students attend Watertown High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

61% of Watertown High School students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, and 4% 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 11:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts 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.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 695 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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