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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Watertown High School is an above average, public school located in Watertown, SD. It has 1,209 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
200 NE 9th St
Watertown, SD 57201
Telephone
(605) 882-6316
Website

Watertown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
135 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,664
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$659
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,500
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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    100%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,209
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,780
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,982/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Watertown High School Reviews

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I am a senior now at Watertown High School, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Time really does fly when you're having fun. Everyday as I walk down the halls before classes starts, I am greeted with a smile from every teacher. It makes the start to my day a little sweeter. Each teacher at WHS really cares about their students and I personally have lived through it. It gives me great joy that the district have such caring teachers no matter what class it is. Each day of school is filled with hard work and laughter. HOMECOMING (Arrow Days) is one of the best week of each school year! The Arrow pride everyone has and the amount of energy either with dressing up and showing up for the games is so great. You will have to see it to believe it! Our relationship with our classmates is such a blessing, I love laughing and enjoying myself with my friends at Arrow Events. Watertown High School has made me to grow into a better person than I was 4 years ago being a little freshman.
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There are several different options that I could choose from. Different classes, dual credit, and middle college classes. There are also several different out of school activities that I could partake in. For example, the tucks organization, key club, jazz choir and band. Also there are several different sporting events that I was in and enjoyed watching with my peers. And the staff were all very helpful and understanding.
I liked how many different academic opportunities were offered to the students, whether it be middle college (customized learning) or all the dual credits offered. It really helped me get ahead for high school and college.