Ladue Horton Watkins High School

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue Horton Watkins High School logo.jpg
1201 South Warson Road
Ladue, Missouri, United States
Type Comprehensive public high school
Established 1952
Principal Brad Griffith
Staff 139
Faculty 50
Enrollment 1,306 (Fall 2013)
Campus type suburban
School color(s) Blue and White
Nickname Rams
USNWR ranking 166th (2013)
Average SAT scores 1927 (2013)
Average ACT scores (2013) 26.4
Feeder schools Ladue Middle School
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Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a public high school in Ladue, Missouri that is part of the Ladue School District. Its namesake, Horton Watkins, was vice president of the International Shoe Company and had died in 1949. The family of Horton Watkins donated the 28-acre (110,000 m2) tract of land on South Warson Road to the school for the high school site as a memorial.

The high school boasts a 99% graduation rate (class of 2012), of which 92% continue on to higher education in 2-4 year institutions.[6][7] In standardized testing, Ladue typically scores above the national average.[3]

Ladue HS is listed for 2013 the 166th best public high schools in American and best in the state based by Newsweek.[3] In the 2014 list it was unranked.


For the 2011–12 school year, the school offered 26 activities approved by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA): baseball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys and girls cross country, dance team, field hockey, football, boys golf, girls lacrosse, orchestra, band and vocal music, scholar bowl, boys and girls soccer, girls softball, speech and debate, boys and girls swimming and diving, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls track and field, girls volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.[8] In addition to its MSHSAA activities, the school offers students an opportunity to participate in a variety of other school-sponsored clubs.

The Ladue Rams have won several state championships:[9]

  • Scholar bowl: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Boys golf: 1960, 1970
  • Boys swimming and diving: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • Girls swimming and diving: 1976
  • Boys tennis: 1962, 1985, 1995
  • Girls tennis: 1978, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2009
  • Boys cross country: 2010
  • Boys track and field: 2003, 2010
  • Girls track and field: 2005, 2009
  • Boys lacrosse: 2010


  • American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment 0.2%
  • Asian Enrollment 10%
  • Black Enrollment 17%
  • Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
  • Hispanic Enrollment 4%
  • White Enrollment 65%
  • Two or More Races Enrollment 4%

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In 2013 Ladue's Scholar Bowl team won the National Scholastics Championship[10] and finished as runner-up at the NAQT HSNCT.

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 38°38′22″N 90°23′48″W / 38.6394°N 90.3966°W / 38.6394; -90.3966