Watertown Middle School

Tel: (617)926-7783
  • Watertown Middle School serves 543 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 64%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 71%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Watertown Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%.
  • Watertown Middle School operates within the Watertown School District.

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School Overview

  • Watertown Middle School's student population of 543 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students543 students
Watertown Middle School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Watertown Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Watertown Middle School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeWatertown Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Watertown Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watertown Middle School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
71%
Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
Watertown Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
6%
Watertown Middle School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
14%
19%
Watertown Middle School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
3%
9%
Watertown Middle School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
69%
63%
Watertown Middle School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Watertown Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWatertown Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.35
Watertown Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
Watertown Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
Watertown Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Watertown Middle School is Watertown School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 397 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Watertown School District's student population of 2,554 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $18,370 in this district is less than the state average of $20,551. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $18,176 is less than the state average of $19,475. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameWatertown School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    3
    Number of Students Managed2,5541,344
    Watertown School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    64%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    73%
    71%
    District Total Revenue$49 MM$28 MM
    District Spending$49 MM$26 MM
    District Revenue / Student$18,370$20,551
    District Spending / Student$18,176$19,475
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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