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, USA
Type Comprehensive public high school
Established 1952
Principal Brad Griffith[1] [2]
Associate Principals Mike Tarpey, Brian Garner, Kurt Knoedelseder
Staff 139[3]
Faculty 50 [4]
Number of students 1,306 (Fall 2013)[5]
Color(s) Blue and white
Mascot Rams
Information 314.993.6447

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 to him.

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.[5]

It is listed for 2013 as one of America's Best High Schools (ranking 166 in the nation and first in Missouri) based on the Advanced Placement college prep program by Newsweek.[5]


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 school-sponsored clubs.

Ladue students 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

Ladue's Quizbowl team won the 2013 National Scholastics Championship.[10]

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