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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Watertown High School is a public school located in Watertown, CT. It has 815 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Watertown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
229 responses
Average ACT
26
17 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$76,920
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Median Home Value
$244,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Playing sports
    35%
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • I have non
    15%
  • Cheerleading
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
815
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,886
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,029/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Watertown High School Reviews

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Watertown High School is a great school to complete most of your required courses before college and to get an understanding of materials and topics before heading to college. Additionally, the counselors have been apt on getting people into meetings to discuss college readiness and the application process, which has been extremely helpful. The teachers try their best with the given resources to provide a good learning experience for the students, and I have made many connections with both teachers and students through this school.
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During my 4 years at WHS I witnessed many fights, many poor attempts by the school to stop tarty students and class slippers. The Administration did a horrible job keeping the students in line and kept getting more and more strict. Mrs. Cote was the only administrator that’s ever put enough effort into helping and uplifting students. The clubs and opportunities the school had were great I loved all the organizations I could be a part of. The school was not helpful in regards to scholarships and student debt help but did a great job with college and placement options. I noticed this to be true for the class of 2019 and 2020. The budgeting of the school is poor and I think they spend money in the wrong places and fail to listen to students. In an effort to stop vandalism and vaping in the girls restroom we suggested a female hall monitor, the school instead just closed all the bathrooms but one and made a male hall monitor or teacher sit outside that one bathroom at all times.
Watertown High School does a great job preparing students for college. They give an amount of work that compares to the work that it is like in college. There seems to be a big difference between honors and non-honors students with the amount of work given. Honors students are always stressed with copious amounts of work and non-honors students don't seem to get the same amount of work. I believe that it is not weighed right when it comes to the amount of work expected from both types of students. A few great teachers that will give lasting impressions! Counselors did not help in the college process very much. After school activities are great! Interact club and the musicals will stay with me forever!