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Putnam High School

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Posted December 22, 2009

great school kids are really nice lack of bullying and its just a fun school to be apart of
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

I am a single parent of two children who both started thier very first day of school in the putnam school system. One who has graduated and has gone on to college and the other who will be graduating this year so all together I have had 26 years of expierence with this school system and have never had any problems other than your typical adolecent bickering, and all the other children I have had the pleasure of meeting well what can I say it has been a true pleasure they are an amazing bunch of respectful kids and I have met a lot of them and I credit alot of that to the guidance of thier teachers coaches and the rest of the staff at the school because often our children spend more time with them than they do at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

The comments posted below are completely false. this school is a decent school and although it does not have such good standards as the rival school of Woodstock Academy, there is a variety of different people ranging from african american to white, There is alot of hispanic girls in puntnam. There is people from all over the world. People have to stop making putnam out to be something it isnt. You can learn alot in putnam. My aunt graduated from putnam high school, she became a lawyer and now works near Washington D.C. It cannot be that bad if people are getting very good scholarships to move on and be sucessful in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2007

Although per-pupil spending is high (and rising), this is a terrible high school. It offers few advanced classes ,few extracurricular activities other than athletics; and little teacher interest. The principal is new, and seems competent and enthusiastic, but he's fighting a strong headwind. Most concern in town is directed towards the teams' performance, not academics. A regional school would be good, but town pride stands in the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

My family and I moved here from another district in Connecticut and had to move after a month. My daughter was the only Hispanic girl in the school and was tormented by her classmates and believes she was even discriminated against by her teachers!!!! When she came home crying one day i reported the harrassment to the school and they replied, ' There is nothing we can do about it'. Also, I reported an incident of discrimination where my daughter was called a 'spic' to the police department who said, 'It wasn't a big deal', and were very rude to me and treated me and my family as if we were inferior.This school and the town of Putnam are abominations to American society. Ignorance and intolerance is rampid in this poor country town with a failing school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students89%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 61%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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152 Woodstock Ave
Putnam, CT 06260
Phone: (860) 963-6905

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