Watson Junior High School

  • Watson Junior High School serves 727 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Watson Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Watson Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Watson Junior High School's student population of 727 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students727 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watson Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Watson Junior High School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank#724 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
34%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
51%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchool District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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