Watertown High School (Massachusetts)

Watertown High School is the local high school, built in 1925, for Watertown, Massachusetts, United States.[6] The school is home to the Watertown Raiders,[7] who are best known for their varsity field hockey and boys' basketball programs. Watertown's colors are black and red. The school newspaper is the Raider Times [8]. On May 8, 1930, ex-President Calvin Coolidge was received at the school as town celebrated its 300th anniversary. As a part of the celebration, a national radio program was broadcast from the high school marking the momentous anniversary.[9]

Watertown High School
Watertown High School, Watertown MA.jpg
50 Columbia Street


United States
TypePublic high school
School districtWatertown Public Schools
PrincipalShirley Lundberg[1]
Teaching staff69.6 (2018–19)[2]
Enrollment659 (2018–19)[4]
Student to teacher ratio9.5∶1 (2018–19)[2]
Color(s)  Black
Team nameRaiders
Last updated: May 10, 2019; 17 months ago (2019-05-10)


Watertown High has brought home several sports championships, as well as the state championships of 2007, 2009 and 2018 for boys' basketball.[citation needed] Watertown has had many state, Middlesex, and Division II championships from girls field hockey.[citation needed] Girls field hockey won the state tournament against Oakmont Regional High School in 2009; the final score was 1–0.[citation needed] They also beat Auburn in 2010 (1-0) and Oakmont again in 2011 (3-2).[citation needed] Watertown boys' hockey won the Division III State Championship in 2015.[10] On October 21, 2015, the girls' field hockey team set a new high school national record by winning their 154th consecutive game.[11]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Staff Directory". Watertown High School. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Teacher Data (2018–19) – Watertown High (03140505)". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "Search for Public Schools - Watertown High School (251218002005)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "Enrollment Data (2017-18) - Watertown High (03140505)". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "2017–18 SAT Performance Statewide Report". Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "New Watertown High School is Modern in Every Detail," Boston Globe, November 14, 1925
  7. ^ Esmet. "Welcome to Watertown Public Schools". Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  8. ^ Raider Times https://raidertimes.com/. Retrieved December 19, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Watertown to Radio Tercentenary Program: Nation-Wide Hookup Tomorrow with Ex-President Coolidge Patricipating in Exercises," Boston Globe, May 7, 1930, p. 11.
  10. ^ "Home - Wicked Local - Boston, MA". Wicked Local Barnstable. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Watertown High School Field Hockey Breaks National Record". Retrieved October 28, 2015.

Coordinates: 42°22′12.0″N 71°10′41.5″W / 42.370000°N 71.178194°W / 42.370000; -71.178194