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PK-6
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Oklahoma City, OK
Students enrolled: 405
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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1601 Northwest 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

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(405) 587-2700
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Map of Putnam Heights Elementary School address.

August 29, 2015
I remember when they did all of the work to the school and it looked so nice. I was inside recently and it is sad. The kids throw trash on the floor and break things and nobody cares. I wish they taught them to take care of things. There is a lot of trash outside too.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2015
This school has never been to good. Bad kids don't get in trouble for anything. They tell you you have to where uniforms but don't make everybody. There are some nice teachers.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2015
I am extremely happy with the education my daughter has received at Putnam Heights. Her teachers are dedicated, caring and responsive to my questions. We are very fortunate to have this school in our district.

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2015
I don't have any children at this school, but I live in the neighborhood and have volunteered on several occasions. Let me tell you, this is a good school with a great principal and wonderful staff that are committed to improving the school. In recent years, the school has improved dramatically. The community is getting more involved, and you'll notice the most recent reviews are almost all quite positive. If you are considering Putnam Heights Academy, or are considering moving into the area, you should come see the school for yourself.

- submitted by a community member

May 18, 2015
I am so blessed to be a part of Putnam Heights Elementary. Our school has an amazing staff that works together to ensure that each student has a safe and positive learning environment. We have been a Great Expectations Model School for the last two years. Our students raised their test scores by 20% during the 2013-14 school year which is a huge indicator of the work our students and teachers are doing academically. In music class the students participate by singing, dancing, creating music and playing instruments. The students are taught to read basic music notation so that they have the skills needed to join secondary music ensembles such as choir, band, and orchestra. Each student has the opportunity to perform as well as watch other students perform. Our older students have the chance to compete in our district Rhythm Counting Bee and participate in our honor choir. Our honor choir performs several times throughout the year at school, district, and community events. I have loved my last four years here at Putnam Heights and I look forward to many more years to come.

- submitted by a teacher

May 18, 2015
Putnam Heights is our neighborhood school. We toured several other schools in the OKCPS system before we made our decision, and we confidently decided to attend school within our community once we toured Putnam Heights. Putnam Heights is an A+ school and a Great Expectations model school. Our test scores increased by 20% last year, and we have several students who participate in the prestigious El Sistema music program. We have a full-time arts and music program as well as academic and fine arts clubs. Additionally, the Children's Theater comes and provides an after school theater program. Putnam Heights is a rising school in our community, and we want our community to have a good understanding of how far Putnam Heights has come. Our administration and staff truly have a heart for the children and families at the school. The love, time, patience and effort that our administration and staff pour into the school and children is amazing and sacrificial. They work at Putnam Heights because they want to and have a passion for urban schools. We are thankful to be a part of such a great school! Please come and visit to see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2015
As the physical education teacher I am privileged to call Putnam Heights home! Not only do we have a brand new full size basketball court, but thousands of dollars of PE equipment has recently been poured into our program with more on the way. Students enjoy learning a variety of sports skills, as well as lifetime enjoyment activities, and of course, fitness enhancing games. Opportunities for developing skills, character and friendships go beyond class time for students who choose to participate in the school's basketball team, track team, mileage club, or girls' jogging club. As a whole, our school has also recently reached "Model" status within the Great Expectations program. I could not be more proud of the gains my school has made just in the last 5 years since I've been here. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a teacher

May 17, 2015
I would like to point out that this website does not contain accurate and current information regarding Putnam Heights "Grade Letter". For the 2013-2014 (most recent information published) Putnam Heights received a grade of "C" or 76. Which stands as a testament to the upward direction of this school. Follow the link below and click on Putnam Heights for the current report http://okcs.schooldesk.net/AboutOKCPS/SchoolReportCards/tabid/68940/Default.aspx

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2015
I am so honored to be a part of this awesome elementary community. I am currently the art teacher at the school and am so blessed to have amazing students that are eager to learn. I believe every student is an artist and my job is the encourage and strengthen their ability and confidence. Within my art program I like to introduced the students to many different mediums. Students will experience with collage, clay, paints, drawing techniques and much more throughout the year. My upper elementary have the opportunity to be part of Art Club. We focus on larger more intense projects for students who are motivated within the arts. In the past, we have toured the OKC Art Museum and completed a large mural project. Even though our school is part a large district we have great communication with parents and community members which allows us to be success in many areas. I am looking forward to many more years working for a amazing school.

- submitted by a teacher

May 13, 2015
We love this school. My daughter is in PreK and we are looking forward to growing with Putnam Heights. My husband is the one that wanted to check out our options for our daughter before just throwing her to the mercy of this huge school district. We've both taught in OKCPS and know what some of the worst schools look like. Putnam Heights is our home school so it's nice to have my baby so close to home while she's at school. I've been a little involved this year with the parent group and our principal and it's really nice to see how open and supportive they are not to mention our teacher. She's got a teaching assistant who is also very attentive and nurturing. We've watched our daughter go in as a 4 year old who knew about 5 letters and now she's turned 5 and knows all of them. School will be out soon and I don't know how she will handle not being able to see her teacher for 2 months. I am really excited for the growth that's coming to this already improved and awesome school!

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2015
I have 4 children and the oldest started attending Putnam Heights Elementary in 2007, while the 2 youngest currently attend. ! Admittedly, in the earlier years of our attendance, there was much to be desired but over the course of 4 to 5 years I have personally watch this school bloom into a school that parents and teachers are proud of. The teachers and principal are amazing and genuinely care about these kids and their success. Putnam Heights has received the titles of both an A+ and Great Expectations School and last years test scores were up by 20% The Parents Group is in the process of designing and implementing a NEW community garden that works in conjunction with the curriculum taught at each grade level. In addition students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities including but not limited to: Art club, Mileage Club, Track, Basketball, Chess Club, Garden Club, Honor Choir, Girls on the Run and Book Club. The school also works with community partners to provide students the opportunity to attend El Sistema, Whiz Kids & Arts Academy. Did I also mention my kids LOVE their school?

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2015
my oldest daughter started Putnam Heights in pre-k which was 2007 and my youngest started in 2010 and I much like the others had experienced a rough time with some issues however, This school has done a complete 180! The principal and staff are amazing. The teachers are really excelling with our children and I could not be happier with them. My children have been a part of so many extra curricular activities and are nothing but pleased with every aspect of them and the school. The parent group is really working hard with the community garden as well as many more things that will provide a fun and positive environment for the students. This is definitely an up and coming school with a wonderful community to help support them. I give 2 thumbs up to our Putnam Heights Panthers.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2015
Bullies and thugs are allowed to do whatever they want and principals don't do anything anymore.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2015
We are definitely disappointed in this school this year. Sad that it seems to be going downhill.

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2013
This is the second year my daughters have attended Putnam Heights Elementary, and we have been so pleased. Ms. Carlson and the entire faculty are fantastic, and the atmosphere in the school is upbeat and positive. There are certainly obstacles to overcome for the leadership on this campus when it comes to helping children excel to the standards set for by the state of Oklahoma, but I have no doubt that the intervention approaches being utilized will bring test scores up very soon. Overall, we are proud to be part of the PHE community!

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2012
NOT ENOUGH INTEREST IN SAFETY OF STUDENTS! I called the principal & superintendent's office at the beginning of the 11-12 school year after I observed two pre-k students (whom I'd seen dropped off 15 minutes before) attempting to leave school grounds. One was standing on the curb to the lot looking lost & the other was running across a field toward the street. I took both kids back inside to the secretary, told her I knew the teacher was late & the door to her class was locked. Called the principal to let him know what happened & asked him why there are no adults monitoring the arrival of students. He said it was a great idea & that he'd ask some parents to volunteer. This answer was not good enough! The school did not tell the parents of either girl what happended either. I contacted the super's office & was told they were working on a solution to this issue & they would keep me informed. Guess what? Now we have 5 weeks left & there is STILL no safety plan! One parent stood at the door to the office for a few months, but now he's gone too. I want to know that when I leave my kid at school, they're safe. Sadly, this school falls well below the mark on safety.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2011
Sadly, I can give Putnam Heights only 1 star. Though many of the teachers are good and do their best, the principal is absurdly inept. My kids attended for three years, and I had to make calls to the administration multiple times each of those years. He talks the talk, but unfortunately doesn't come close to walking the walk, and the last thing he wants is engaged parents. With the departure of the reading specialist, who basically functioned as the principal, I'm guessing the school with go farther downhill. For the sake of the students, teachers and parents, I hope the administration makes leadership changes as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2011
I didn't like at Putnam Heights because the music teacher always gave me a bad grade even though I would sing with the other students and all we had to do was sing ,I think she just never saw me singing but I still find it messed up that she gave me a bad grade, I had lots of math work because I could never understand what my teacher was saying and the PE teacher made the students dance and the songs were super annoying and then the students had to do ballroom dancing and and didn't like it, I would not complete work so I could be sent somewhere else and work on my work instead of dancing and I hated the uniform it looked weird

- submitted by a community member

December 27, 2010
Having taught at Putnam Heights for several years I can say whole heartedly that it needs a leadership overhaul. Yes, the teachers care and go above and beyond for each and every student. However, the principal is an embarassment to education and is dragging the heart of the school down. Should OKCPS review the current leadership roles and their ineffectiveness on teacher moral, best practices, and implementation of age appropriate academic programs, PH has the potential to be a wonderful school. I hope for the sake of the community and the students that progress can be made.

- submitted by a teacher

August 16, 2010
Both of my daughters went to this school last year and are very excited about their return this year. The teachers and staff are friendly and are more than willing to take the time to talk to us about any issues that may come up. My girls did great last year with grades and behavior. They really loved their teachers and always had plenty to tell me about what they learned each day.

- submitted by a parent
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April 16, 2008
this school is a 'hidden' treasure. the teachers are wonderful and really care. it has a lot to offer children of all races and socio-economic levels.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2005
It's a very culturally diverse school, something that reflects the compsition of Oklahoma City accurately. The quality of teaching is high enough that my oldest was invited to apply for several of the magnet and charter schools in OKC due to the child's test scores. This is a very good public school in my view. It's very easy to approach the teachers with questions. Several of the teachers have their children going there, which should tell you about the qulaity the teachers feel is there, too. My only complaint would be I wish the district could afford teaching assistants again, and that OKC schools in general have crappy school food, and there's not much money for field trips these days.

- submitted by a parent

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Putnam Heights Academy serves grades Pre-K- 6th Grade. Neighbors and parents, we would love for you to visit our school, meet our wonderful Principal, Mrs. Carlsen, and talk to the parents and staff to find out for yourself why we are so proud to have Putnam Heights Academy as one of the cornerstones of our community! https://www.facebook.com/PutnamHeightsParentGroup http://okcps.putnamheightses.schooldesk.net/

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Putnam Heights Elementary School
1601 Northwest 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73118
(405) 587-2700
Last modified Putnam Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Putnam Heights Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top