Watertown Middle

Public 6-8

 68 Waverley Avenue
       Watertown, MA  02472


(617) 926-7783

District: Watertown

SchoolDigger Rank:
153rd of 497 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,999 Help

Students who attend Watertown Middle usually attend:

High:    Watertown High

Feeder schools for Watertown Middle:

Elementary:    Cunniff
    Hosmer
    James Russell Lowell

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4
Number of students:  572

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.6%
Hispanic:
19.1%
Asian:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.8%

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Compare Details Watertown Middle ranks better than 69.2% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.6%), Hispanic (19.1%), Asian (8.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Watertown Middle is 10.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Watertown Middle is $20,999.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Watertown Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Watertown Middle 153rd of 497 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Watertown Middle in the ranking list.)

Watertown:

SchoolDigger ranks Watertown 178th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Watertown Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 51.96 174th 339 48.7%
2004 54.27 171st 344 50.3%
2005 45.39 209th 356 41.3%
2006 55.94 180th 399 54.9%
2007 60.14 174th 399 56.4%
2008 60.98 167th 407 59.0%
2009 58.91 179th 409 56.2%
2010 53.44 220th 434 49.3%
2011 57.13 203rd 449 54.8%
2012 57.94 209th 455 54.1%
2013 50.73 238th 455 47.7%
2014 55.23 212th 455 53.4%
2015 58.57 184th 441 58.3%
2016 66.73 152nd 482 68.5%
2017 60.67 187th 487 61.6%
2018 54.05 216th 484 55.4%
2019 49.71 252nd 498 49.4%
2021 55.78 199th 501 60.3%
2022 65.68 153rd 497 69.2%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Watertown Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 523 7 8 18 5 n/a n/a 0 561
1990 528 14 7 13 3 n/a n/a 0 565
1991 526 8 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1992 480 17 18 24 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1993 500 21 15 15 1 n/a n/a 0 552
1994 504 19 18 26 2 n/a n/a 0 569
1995 508 15 23 24 1 n/a n/a 0 571
1996 508 15 23 24 1 n/a n/a 0 571
1997 564 23 20 17 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1998 600 19 20 18 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1999 588 18 26 13 1 n/a n/a 0 646
2000 560 12 19 7 3 n/a n/a 0 601
2001 561 14 24 8 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2002 517 14 30 20 0 n/a n/a 0 581
2003 517 14 30 20 0 n/a n/a 0 581
2004 503 17 36 27 0 n/a n/a 0 583
2005 434 21 28 37 0 n/a n/a 0 520
2006 457 29 34 31 2 n/a n/a 0 553
2007 444 19 34 42 3 n/a n/a 3 545
2008 454 19 31 44 5 n/a n/a 4 557
2009 437 28 35 46 5 0 6 0 557
2010 443 31 38 56 6 0 6 0 580
2011 435 24 44 64 2 1 9 0 579
2012 425 22 38 63 3 1 12 0 564
2013 410 17 36 60 2 2 17 0 544
2014 408 15 28 59 6 1 24 0 541
2015 396 16 46 82 5 1 25 0 571
2016 372 20 48 72 6 0 25 0 543
2017 378 28 54 78 4 1 26 0 569
2018 350 26 46 76 2 1 26 0 527
2019 392 27 43 69 4 1 24 0 560
2020 375 22 49 108 2 0 23 0 579
2021 364 19 48 109 2 0 30 0 572

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Watertown Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 561 n/a n/a n/a
1990 565 n/a n/a n/a
1991 557 n/a n/a n/a
1992 539 n/a n/a n/a
1993 552 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 569 n/a n/a n/a
1995 571 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 571 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 624 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 657 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 646 n/a 0.0 0
2000 601 n/a 0.0 22.6
2001 607 n/a 0.0 20.8
2002 581 n/a n/a 25
2003 581 n/a n/a 25
2004 583 61.1 9.5 15.1
2005 520 49.0 10.6 24.6
2006 553 48.2 11.5 28.6
2007 545 53.0 10.3 29.9
2008 557 51.5 10.8 24.4
2009 557 49.8 11.2 22.4
2010 580 51.2 11.3 28.1
2011 579 52.0 11.1 31.6
2012 564 49.1 11.4 34
2013 544 52.0 10.4 36.4
2014 541 51.2 10.5 35.5
2015 571 53.0 10.7 33.8
2016 543 54.0 10.0 n/a
2017 569 50.9 11.1 n/a
2018 527 52.0 10.1 n/a
2019 560 58.0 9.6 n/a
2020 579 58.4 9.9 n/a
2021 572 54.7 10.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Watertown Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 561 n/a n/a n/a
1990 565 n/a n/a n/a
1991 557 n/a n/a n/a
1992 539 n/a n/a n/a
1993 552 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 569 n/a n/a n/a
1995 571 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 571 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 624 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 657 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 646 n/a 0.0 0
2000 601 n/a 0.0 22.6
2001 607 n/a 0.0 20.8
2002 581 n/a n/a 25
2003 581 n/a n/a 25
2004 583 61.1 9.5 15.1
2005 520 49.0 10.6 24.6
2006 553 48.2 11.5 28.6
2007 545 53.0 10.3 29.9
2008 557 51.5 10.8 24.4
2009 557 49.8 11.2 22.4
2010 580 51.2 11.3 28.1
2011 579 52.0 11.1 31.6
2012 564 49.1 11.4 34
2013 544 52.0 10.4 36.4
2014 541 51.2 10.5 35.5
2015 571 53.0 10.7 33.8
2016 543 54.0 10.0 n/a
2017 569 50.9 11.1 n/a
2018 527 52.0 10.1 n/a
2019 560 58.0 9.6 n/a
2020 579 58.4 9.9 n/a
2021 572 54.7 10.4 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Watertown Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $443 (2.1%) $20,286 (97.9%) $20,729
2020 $384 (1.8%) $20,616 (98.2%) $20,999

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Watertown Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 252nd of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 153rd of 497 Middle schools
 19.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown Middle)4543.7
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown)4342.9
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5441.5
 12.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Watertown Middle)3547.9
 12.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Watertown)3346.8
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown Middle)4144.7
 3.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown)3944.2
 5.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4841.1
 6.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Watertown Middle)4748.8
 1.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Watertown)4648.2
 2.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4837.2
 10.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown Middle)5648.6
 7.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown)5547.8
 7.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Watertown Middle)5649.4
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Watertown)5448.9
 5.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4736.3
 10.7%
8th Grade Science (Watertown Middle)5141.4
 9.6%
   8th Grade Science (Watertown)5041
 9%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.9
 4.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Watertown Middle)4845.7
 2.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Watertown)5044.9
 5.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Watertown Middle)4648.7
 2.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Watertown)4945.9
 3.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Watertown Middle)5141.4
 9.6%
   All Grades Science (Watertown)4943.1
 5.9%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students560572
 2.1%
African American2719
 29.6%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian4348
 11.6%
Hispanic69109
 58%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White392364
 7.1%
Two or More Races2430
 25%




Frequently Asked Questions about Watertown Middle

Students at Watertown Middle are 64% White, 19% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Students who attend Watertown Middle usually go on to attend Watertown High

Watertown Middle ranks 153rd of 497 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 572 students attended Watertown Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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