Watertown Middle School - 02

1700 11th St Ne
Watertown, SD 57201
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Watertown Middle School - 02 serves 618 students in grades 7-8.
Watertown Middle School - 02 placed in the top 50% of all schools in South Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Dakota state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the South Dakota state average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in SD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Watertown Middle School - 02's student population of 618 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
618 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Watertown Middle School - 02 is ranked within the top 50% of all 616 schools in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Watertown Middle School - 02 is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (SD)
Overall Testing Rank
#274 out of 616 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
3%
14%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
n/a
3%
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White
87%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Watertown Middle School - 02's ranking?
Watertown Middle School - 02 is ranked #274 out of 616 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in South Dakota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% SD state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% SD state average).
How many students attend Watertown Middle School - 02?
618 students attend Watertown Middle School - 02.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Watertown Middle School - 02 students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watertown Middle School - 02?
Watertown Middle School - 02 has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of 12:1.
What grades does Watertown Middle School - 02 offer ?
Watertown Middle School - 02 offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Watertown Middle School - 02 part of?
Watertown Middle School - 02 is part of Watertown School District 14-4.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 618 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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