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Putnam Middle School

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3 stars

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Posted August 1, 2014

Good except for most of the students. I like the teachers better than most of the students. the kids r mean to me there. mostly shayla haggerty and Kylie Blanchard. But the teachers don't really do anything about it.


Posted July 13, 2009

putnam is a wonderful school. there is always help for kids who need it!!! it gets children ready for the real world. unlike other schools that try to put kids in a complete bubble they let them know about the 'world ' and try to make it as realistic as possible. it has been a great experience for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This school is very good, and the teachers are all very supportive of the children. Bullying issues are taken seriously, and there are so many extra-curricular activities for students to join. My children are both Honors Students, and very active in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

This school only cares about test scores and poularity. If they come across a 'square peg' they chisel and chisel until that child is ready to snap. Rules only apply to those whom they deem unworthy. I had children on both ends of the spectrum at this school. I've seen the action first hand. My children are BOTH doing great now that they are out of this crazy place. Trust me, get a second job or whatever you have to do to keep your children from this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I think the teachers and principal are doing the best and over what they should do according to the local and state budget issues. I feel they are being overlooked and deserve a spotlight. They keep the students spirits up regardless of the issues at hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

My son was new to this school this year, the teachers and the students made my son feel welcome. He has a lot of friends ,and he likes all his classes. The staff at the middle school is very involved and caring.I feel he learnes more here than at his last school. And all the extra activities,like music, and diffrent sports are great. Seeing my son come home with a smile on his face and telling me about his day, makes me happy. And he never says I dont want to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This is a horrible school for bullying. The kids here have no respect for teachers or elders in general. The quality of education is poor and the district is one of the worst in the state. If you move to this district, I would reccomend sending your child to a private school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Terrible reception for special needs children. A lot of bullying is tolerated.Teachers (most not all)don't show concern for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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 Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students72%
Female78%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students77%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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

Math

All Students73%
Female68%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT 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%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 57%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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35 Wicker St
Putnam, CT 06260
Phone: (860) 963-6920

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