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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Watkins Memorial High School is a public school located in Pataskala, OH. It has 1,152 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Watkins Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
13 responses
Average ACT
25
189 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$86,157
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Watching the first football game
    21%
  • Senior circle after last home football game
    18%
  • Senior Halloween dress up day
    13%
  • Powderpuff
    13%
  • Spirit Week (a week devoted to class bonding)
    12%
  • Elf Sale
    7%
  • Jazz Dinner Dance
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,152
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,044
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,574/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Watkins Memorial High School offers many class options. There are many electives, honors, AP, and college class options. This facilitates challenging yourself in class and preparing yourself for college. In addition, most of our sports teams have great coaches who really care about you as an athlete and know what they are doing. Unfortunately, many of our track coaches recently left and they are in the process of finding new ones. While school starts a little early for my liking at 7:20, it is nice that school gets out at 2:10 allowing me to be home from practice by 5. We have many clubs ranging from gaming to theatre. Most of the teachers are phenomenal and really help you understand the material. While some are only average, many of them are above average. We have a great track facility, workout room, wrestling room, tennis courts, and of course a gym. Our cross country course is great and has over a mile in the woods. Swimmers are bussed to Denison for swim practice.
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One of the things I'd like to see change at WMHS is the relay of information. Under several circumstances, the administration has failed to inform the student population of important events that have occurred. They caused the student population to speculate about the events that occur which I find incredibly unprofessional and utterly ridiculous.
I appreciated all of the extra curricular options that were available to everyone. Most of the teachers were very pleasant people and the classes were good. It might be beneficial to get different administration in though. Due to certain circumstances that were not handled all too well, not many people have very much respect for the admin there.