Ladue Horton Watkins High School

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue Horton Watkins High School logo.jpg
Address
1201 South Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
United States
Coordinates 38°38′22″N 90°23′48″W / 38.6394°N 90.3966°W / 38.6394; -90.3966Coordinates: 38°38′22″N 90°23′48″W / 38.6394°N 90.3966°W / 38.6394; -90.3966
Information
Type Comprehensive public high school
Established 1952
Principal Brad Griffith
Teaching staff 86.74 (FTE)
Enrollment 1271 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 14.65
Campus type suburban
School color(s) Blue and white
Nickname Rams
USNWR ranking 166th (2013)
Average SAT scores (2013) 1927
Average ACT scores (2013) 26.4
Feeder schools Ladue Middle School
Website
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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 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 has a 97% graduation rate, of which 92% continue on to higher education in 2–4-year institutions.[2][3]

Ladue HS was listed for 2013 as the 166th-best public high school in America and best in the state based by Newsweek.[2] In the 2014 list it was unranked.

Activities[edit]

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.[4] 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:[5]

  • 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
  • Boys Ice hockey: 1994,2012
  • Water Polo: 1973

In 2013 Ladue's Scholar Bowl team won the National Scholastics Championship.[6]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,271 students enrolled for the 2012–2013 school year was:

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native - 0.3%
  • Asian/Pacific islander - 10.1%
  • Black - 17.6%
  • Hispanic - 4.5%
  • White - 63.6%
  • Multiracial - 3.9%
  • Male - 48.0%
  • Female - 52.0%

In addition, 12.2% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

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