Watertown school information

IndexWatertownSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores52%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools1034079,221
Total private schools67624,874
Total post-secondary schools1257,963
The Watertown, SD educational system consists of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Watertown public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 21% higher than than the South Dakota average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Watertown public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.1% have completed high school, 20.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Watertown are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Watertown.
  • 90.1% of people in Watertown have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.1% of people in Watertown have completed high school.
  • 20.9% of people in Watertown have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Watertown

IndexWatertownSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade90.1%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school88.1%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.3%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.9%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.5%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Watertown (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waverly, SD938%23%
Florence, SD32935%30%
Castlewood, SD60934%31%
Watertown, SD22,02652%6%

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Rancho San Diego, CA22,01855%13%
Willowbrook, CA22,03526%47%
Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA22,01588%79%
South Holland, IL22,04020%60%
Affton, MO22,06072%45%
Watertown, SD22,02652%6%
Source: The Watertown, SD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.