Thursday, July 30, 2015

Click on the picture of the school to see some early concepts of the new Watertown Middle School:

Watertown Middle School

Welcome to the Watertown Middle School, the home of 600 students in seventh and eighth grade. Each grade is divided into two large group teams of approximately 150 students. A fifth team, comprised of 15 seventh grade and 15 eighth grade students, serves students in a small group, alternative learning environment. While our main emphasis is on the academic areas, our students find time to participate in basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, track, golf, cross country and tennis as well as forensics and drama productions. They also have the opportunity to participate in numerous clubs including science, social studies, reading, and math clubs; our student publications, the school newspaper/newsletter and yearbook; swing choir and jazz band; and student government and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

In order to accentuate the academics and keep the middle school philosophy (an emphasis on teaming, advisory, and exploratory) at the same time, we do have accelerated classes in mathematics and reading. Students also take language arts, social studies, science, and physical education. In addition to the core areas, students also take a trimester of industrial technology, art, and family and consumer science/career exploration.


601 11th Street NE
Watertown, SD  57201

605.882.6370 (office)
605.882.6372 (fax)

Todd L. Brist, Principal

Chad D. Johnson, Assistant Principal
Nancy Keever, Administrative Assistant
Nikki Larson, Office Assistant