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
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
115 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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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  • KiYi
    100%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,184
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
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
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
Low
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.
The extracurricular activities are abundant and diverse. Extracurricular activities can vary from Football to Key Club. One extracurricular activity that makes me proud about our school is the Gay-Straight alliance. This is an afterschool club where people of any sexual orientation can just get together and hangout, but also participate in volunteer work as well as even doing homework together. Another part of the extracurricular activites of WHS that make me proud to be an Arrow is not only the sports, but the amount of fine arts opportunities for people of any talent.