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Putnam Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 613 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2014

It is very "across the board" not individualized to my son's needs. They need to work on making resources available for the students with attention/learning issues. I feel they need to be open to the parents input . My child is in 12th grade and he reads at a 3rd grade level. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

I am a freshman at this school and I am in love with it. My teachers are great, most of the kids are great, the clubs are great and you feel like you belong. Everything is so much better than the middle school. You are glad to be a part of putnam valley and all the hardship in the past is worth it to go to this school. I already don't want my experience to end and to go off to college. Send your kid here. They will have the best 4 years of their life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

My three children have gone through the Putnam Valley School system, two attended Panas before the construction of PVHS. One is learning disabled and received multiple special services over the years. The majority of PV teachers and specialists were wonderful and laid a solid foundation for his success as an adult. In my daughter's experiences in PVHS, most of the teachers/counselors are wonderful, with a few exceptions. Winter sports are quite limited to girls and as a three season athlete; she succeeded on a boy's team during the winter. (Cheerleading is not a sport.) She has taken advantage of the advanced course selection and will graduate with 20 college credits. Academic clubs, challenging experiences through Model Congress and a life experience of a foreign language trip abroad have guided her towards the choices she has made for higher education. Overall it is a wonderful school with some room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
73%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students77%
Female89%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant77%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Female17%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

English

All Students83%
Female94%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities26%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities56%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities77%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Physics

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities55%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 85% 48%
Hispanic 1 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. VINCENTT BURRUANO
Fax number
  • (845) 528-4456

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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146 Peekskill Hollow Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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