Students enrolled 1782
School leader Diana Lebsack
Transportation options Yes
District Putnam City School District

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5300 Northwest 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73122

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(405) 789-4350
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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October 16, 2013
they delete negative comments BEWARE what does that tell you. Notice the dates on all comments are old ones.....

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
I'm a student and this is my second day. So far everyone is so rude- not to mention the assistant principal! He was pretty disrespectful towards me. It is very confusing if you are new, no help around. I'm a freshman. I feel bad for any new freshmen. Also, I'm not sure about how great the actual teaching is, but so far Spanish 2 seems like the best class I have. The rest seem easy and I am actually excited for Math.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2010
Unless in a school sport, no attention is given to you. The band program needs a new life, the instuctors are amazing though. Overrall the schools well. Needs improvement in some areas.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
Good: School offers numerous activities, privileges, tutoring/releasing early, and credit recovery. Bad: Discipline is AWFUL. As I go to the school currently, the lack of respect, and knowledge at the school is way below average. The school needs a major reconstruction of the policies and disciplinary system.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2010
My grandson, a senior at PCO this year, has not encountered any of the negative activities mentioned on some of the reviews. His time at PCO has been filled with baseball, class projects, & homework & has had wonderful teachers and coaches to help him along the way. Whenever I've needed the help of office staff, they've been courteous and very helpful assisting in any way they can. Even student aides respond with politeness & are eager to help. PCO also offers a number of extracurricular activities in many areas of interest & a curriculum that keeps the students challenged. I would recommend PCO to anyone within the District. I'm grateful for the excellent education my grandson has received & I'm sure my other grandchildren will be as fortunate if attending PCO.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 28, 2009
This is the worse school i have ever seen . The staff does not work well with the students or parents. The staff sits around and eats in the office . A lot of fighting seems to be allowed and bulling . They didnt even have my child on record after i had already went thru all the enrollment . GOOD LUCK !

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2009
This school is just the best. It makes me actually wanna go to school.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2009
As a Junior at Putnam City High School, I love this school and have ever since I got here Freshman year! I understand that there are problems, but most of those problems either didn't have anything to do with the school as a whole, the people involved didn't go to our school, or it couldn't be prevented. The administration and teachers here are amazing! They relate to the students and make them feel like individuals. There have been many changes in the past couple of years such as Flexible Fridays and school starting at 9(instead of 8:30) on Fridays so the teachers can have meetings in order to further the education of their students. Other safety precautions have been taken to make the school a safer place. It might be a hassle sometimes but it makes everyone feel a lot better about being there. I love this school and always will!!

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2008
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August 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
I think Putnam City is a great place for students to learn and grow with the help of teachers and the community around this school

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 03, 2008
I love putnam city original. The teachers and other students are friendly and helpful, i have learned alot from attending ths school.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 17, 2008
I am currently a junior at PCO this school year. Yes, PCO has had it's difficulties but we learn how to make it better as a school. The coolest thing is that we have flexible fridays. Flexible Friday's are if you have a D, F, or any missing work you have to stay at the school and make up that work or get tutoring. If you don't have a D, F, or any missing work than you can leave at 2:15 instead of 3:45 on Fridays. If you are a Freshman and are worried about coming the high school there is Crew Camp. Crew Camp is basically a one day activity where you go to the high school and see where your classes are and get to play really fun games. Our athletics are great too. If clubs our your thing than we have a lot.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2007
putnum is a terrible school DONT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2007
The teachers and administration are working very hard to improve this school. It is a team effort that all should be proud of the progress.

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
As a pchs grad I was really upset to read the poor reviews from parents. PCHS is FUN and a great school! there are a ton of organizations (I was in 5)! get involved, make friends, HAVE FUN!

- submitted by a former student
May 10, 2006
Putnam City is a great school and has many activities for kids outside of school. I am a freshman this year, and have had a great first year. The only think I would say is bad about the school is that there is a lot of bad teachers.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2006
Funny a teacher was not invited to respond to this review. There is an abundance of great teachers in Putnam City. They lack support. Please support the teachers so that they may be able to teach. Teachers are not perfect, nobody is perfect. They need your help to be able to do their best for your students. Due to pleasing parents, academics have been diluted. There are extracurricular activities all over everywhere. Calm, supportive, involved parents are low in numbers. Be one. Your child will benefit greatly. Appreciate their teachers. Most teachers work very hard and care about your children. Help them be great.

- submitted by a teacher
September 05, 2005
I am a freshman at PCO this year and I absolutly love the school. The atmosphere is incredible. The extraciricular activities are great. The football team is great. The clubs are fun to. I am currently in Key Club which is a club that you can help volunteer in any area you want. The principals are great so far. If you plan on going to PCO and are a freshman then you have to go to Crew Camp it's a 2 day of fun filled activities and you get a chance to kind of experience high school life.

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2005
I am a student at PCO and I think that it is a great school. Our new principal is great and we have a great science department! There are tons of extracurricular activities like outdoor club where you get to go rock climbing, camping, and do fun outdoor stuff like that. It's a great school if you like get involved.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2005
I think this is the best high school for me, because of the extra help I get in the class room, the school spirit, and all the choices I have in extra curricular activities. I would definitly recommend ths school to other teens looking for a high school to go to. I would tell them we have the best football team ever and the teachers are great.

- submitted by a student
December 25, 2004
As a former student of PCHS I am shocked to hear such rave reviews. It has become a virtual police state - fenced in and controlled. perhaps this makes it more safe, perhaps it just makes kids feel overwhelmed and limited. Another problem is the lack of funding appropriated to extracurricular activities other than sports. PCHS used to boast a top-caliber debate squad and the drama team's success is no testament to excellent adminstrative support, rather the skilled guidance of a woman who is as mean as she is talented. All in all, my experience at PC was long, brutish, and aggravating. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2004
My daughter went to PC schools from 3rd through 12th grade and the elem. schools were great, but once she got to Central jr. high (middle sch. now), it was like she was invisible and at PCHS it only got worse! The couple of teachers at Central I'd talked to didn't even know her by name much less did anyone notice when her grades started slipping. By high school my strait A girl had lost all interest & hope. By the time I got a phone call, she was failing ALL classes and had ditched school so often they wanted to kick her out! No one had noticed. Also there was very little assistance with info on how & when to get a class ring, sr. photos, cap & gown, sat/act testing or college prep. 10% of the kids didn't graduate with their class that year. That's Pretty Scary.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2004
I had two children graduate from PCO; one in '93 and the other in '97. Because of the classes offered, they both earned scholarships to ivy league schools. Both are now successful college graduates with advanced degrees.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
My son dropped out from PCO and my daughter is currently a freshman. They both absolutely loved it but the drop out rate is scary. She's going down a good path but then again so was he. They need to be encouraged more to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
I have had two boys graduate from PC, 2003, and 2004. We transferred and it was the best decision we made. I currently have a freshmen and so far so good. Great learning environment, Good Administrators, they seem personable, and caring, which is most important to me.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2004
Administration and teacher communication with parents could stand to improve greatly. Some teachers do better than others. The academics are above standard in most cases. I'd like to see the teaching of science improved in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
My daughter is a graduating senior this year, and PCO has been a great school! She's always had good teachers--some have been excellent. They have an exceptional gifted program and will also work with those students who need help with their studies. There's a lot of extracurricular activities so the kids can get involved. PCO has an award-winning drama team and choir. They've made state playoffs in football the last 2 years and are going strong. They took state in basketball in 2002 and placed 2nd in both 2003 and 2004. A.D. Burtschi, the coach and AD, is phenomenal. The principal has proved to be very supportive of students, parents, and teachers. The faculty wants the kids to have fun, but they believe in discipline and expect the students to behave themselves. My daughter and all of her friends are college-bound, so that should tell you something!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
My son recently moved in with us in Yukon. I had him transferred to PCWHS because of the block scheduling. I have found that his teachers care about his as a person and a student. I have had wonderful interaction with his teachers and found them to be cooperative and interested. My son was making straight F's at his old school. Now he has made his first A. His last 9-week grades were an A, B, C, & a D. His attendance was deplorable at his old school, to date he hasn't missed a day. Thank you PCW.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
As a parent of a transfer student in the district I am very pleased with the administration and teachers. Each child is afforded the opportunity to expand their horizon. Education opportunities abound. A motivated student can complete their freshman year in college while in high school by taking AP courses in their Junior & Senior years. Technology studies are also offered so a diverse education is available. Adminstration has a Parent Advisory and PTA that meets monthly. I would encourage each parent to become involved and attend these meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity to express your ideas and opinions while information on upcoming events are discussed. Your childs school experience needs your involvement whether at this school or another. Putnam City Orignal is an excellent High School and I would encourage parents to check it out.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
If Putnam City High School's administration, quality of teaching, etc. was so bad, how come so many students who live outside the district are moving inside the district just so their child can attend PCHS? I believe the parents who are complaining, maybe their child has been 'in trouble' and they choose not to stand behind and support the school. Come on parents, quit whinning! Remember, our children are learning from us too!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
Large school with not enough staff. Kids with problems are encouraged to drop out so they don't have to deal with troublemakers. I had five children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
Putnam City takes great pride in helping to prepare our young people to be productive and creative citizens. They work very hard with all the students to best meet their needs.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have found that the administration does not care to communicate with or even interact with parents. Parents are viewed as a distasteful task that should be dealt with as quickly as possible and gotten out of the way. The attendance system in Putman City Schools is degrading to parents and students alike. When the administration stops trusting parents and will only excuse a child if an 'authority' such as a doctor or judge excuse the student the parent is left to feel like they are the ones back in high school! I am just grateful that I only have to put up with this broken system for 2 more years.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
PC High is a great school. The freshman office staff is excellent and very helpful to new students and parents. There's a high level of communication from teachers to parents regarding grades. The orchestra program is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
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Putnam City High School
5300 Northwest 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73122
(405) 789-4350
Last modified Putnam City High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Putnam City High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top