The Watertown Unified School District is centrally located between Madison and Milwaukee in southern Wisconsin. The Watertown community has a rich, long history. First settled by German immigrants in the mid 1800s the City of Watertown now has a population of more than 23,000 residents, consisting of mainly conservative middle class background. Watertown and the surrounding areas are heavily influenced by strong religious ties with numerous churches and church schools. Watertown is the site of the first kindergarten and home to Luther Prep High School, Maranatha University, eleven private and parochial schools, and seven public schools in the Watertown Unified School District serving students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.
The school district employs approximately 275 certified faculty members, 16 administrators, four supervisors, and almost 200 support personnel, which include maintenance/custodial staff, clerical staff, instructional and special education paraprofessionals, and nutrition services staff. Nearly 4,000 students are enrolled in grades pre-K through 12 in the Watertown Unified School District, including more than 650 students with disabilities.
In recent years Watertown has changed in ways that are impacting the identity of the community. Growth in the City of Watertown is averaging nearly 1.5% per year, with increasing numbers of students enrolling in school. A growing Spanish speaking population has established in the area. Today, approximately 12% of the student population is Hispanic. In addition, middle class sub-divisions are developing on the edges of the City.
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