Watertown Middle School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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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 grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students543 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watertown Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,671 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watertown Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
6%
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Hispanic
14%
19%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
69%
63%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Watertown Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.500.35
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Watertown Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWatertown School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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