Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Watertown Public Schools is a public school district located in Watertown, MA. It has 2,638 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
30 Common Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Telephone
(617) 926-7700

Watertown Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Watertown Public Schools

High Schools in Watertown Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
131 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,638
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.1%
Do You Work at Watertown Public Schools? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,196
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$49,117,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,197/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$93,171
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,719
National
$949
Median Home Value
$480,500
National
$184,700

Watertown Public Schools Reviews

13 reviews
All Categories
Watertown Public schools were wonderful when it came to diversity, many students from different ethnics really put things into perspective. The elementary schools are wonderful, the staff is amazing when it comes to the children's academics and safety. Sadly, the high school isn't the best place to attend, many of the staff are useful and care about their students, but when it comes to little things such as preparing for college. Getting assistance can be difficult.
Start Your Review of Watertown Public Schools
Rate It!
Better experience if you are in accelerated programs. Not very good for students who struggle academically, resources seem limited, counselors are overloaded with students.
As a student who has grown up in Watertown and attended the public schools each year, I have definitely had a really great experience. Every teacher is committed to helping students learn, even if it means taking time outside of class. I have also loved how in at Watertown teachers "teach to the test" as little as possible and really try to get students interested in learning about what they need for the real world.