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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 1,231 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
200 NE 9th St
Watertown, SD 57201
Telephone
(605) 882-6316
Website
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Watertown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
170 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,485
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,000
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • KiYi
    83%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,231
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,634
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
$12,126/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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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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I love the staff and the other students. Every teacher makes me feel welcome and makes me feel as though they want me to be my very best. I am always helped with work if needed and my questions are always answered, even if they have to do some research first. My school has made many safety precautions recently, allowing a school I already felt safe in, to become even more secure. I feel safe in my school and overall enjoy being there.
Watertown High School has improved since I've been here, especially their security precautions. This is the first year that the school has made noticeable changes to help protect it's students. The majority of students and their parents appreciate this but there are several flaws and kinks in the system that still need to be worked out.