Watertown Middle School

  • Watertown Middle School serves 527 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Watertown Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) 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 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Watertown Middle School's student population of 527 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students527 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watertown Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Middle School is 0.53, 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#1079 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
66%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Watertown Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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

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  • Watertown Watertown High School
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    0.7 miles
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  • Belmont Daniel Butler
    Grades: K-4 | 388 students
    0.9 miles
    90 White Street
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 993-5550
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  • Newton Lincoln-eliot
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    0.9 miles
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    (617) 559-9540
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