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Watertown High School - 01

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Posted January 21, 2013

There are some teacher's who are amazing, and do everything they can to help every student. Then, there are other teacher's who have their favorites; the rich kids, the sport 'superstars', and the relatives. On another note, the school lunches are terrible, though that is not entirely the fault of the school itself. I really wish that more funds would go toward the academics, and academic teams, and not all toward the sports. A decent charter bus would be sufficient. Or a field trip here or there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2009

As much as I liked going to WHS, I would have to agree with the person who said either you had to be a trouble maker or an 'allstar' you didn't get attention. I was very vocal in HS and got a lot of attention, but looking back there were students who the teachers struggled remembering their name.


Posted March 30, 2009

Don't listen to the bull that the other person said. it's average and below average students who get all the help they need. most gifted students get help aswell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2008

I grew up in this school and now are sending my kids to this school. You have to be a really smart student or a trouble maker to get any attention or help. If you are an average student that needs help, you don't get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

former graduate---was a great school couldn't have asked for a better community of people to work with and learn with
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 32% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Students with disabilities76%

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Students with disabilities75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 12%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 NE 9th St
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: (605) 882-6316

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