Watertown High School (Massachusetts)

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Watertown High School
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50 Columbia Street


United States
Type Public high school
School districtWatertown Public Schools
PrincipalShirley Lundberg [1]
Teaching staff69.6 (2018–19) [2]
Grades 912 [2] [3]
Enrollment659 (2018–19) [4]
Student to teacher ratio9.5∶1 (2018–19) [2]
Color(s)     Black
Team nameRaiders
Last updated: May 10, 2019;3 months ago (2019-05-10)

Watertown High School is the local high school for Watertown, Massachusetts. It has a diverse student population of just under 700 with a high concentration of ethnic Armenians.[ citation needed ] The school is home to the Watertown Raiders, [5] who are best known for their varsity field hockey and boys' basketball programs. Watertown's colors are black and red.

Watertown, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

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Watertown High has brought home several sports championships, as well as the state championships of 2007, 2009 and 2018 for boys' basketball. Watertown has had many state, Middlesex, and Division II championships from girls field hockey. Girls field hockey won the state tournament against Oakmont Regional High School in 2009; the final score was 1–0. They also beat Auburn in 2010 (1-0) and Oakmont again in 2011 (3-2). Watertown boys' hockey won the Division III State Championship in 2015. [6] On October 21, 2015, the girls' field hockey team set a new high school national record by winning their 154th consecutive game. [7]

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Coordinates: 42°22′12.0″N71°10′41.5″W / 42.370000°N 71.178194°W / 42.370000; -71.178194

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