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Putnam High School

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted February 21, 2010

I transferred my daughter to this school because of the newly implemented International Baccalaureate program. While it is still new to the IB, we are very excited about the rigorous and college credit bearing opportunities for our daughter. She is also learning skills that aren't taught in a lot of schools; community service, empathy, creative thinking, philosophy, and public speaking. There seems to be more and more extra-curricular activities offered every year as well. Excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Several students work in a retirement home where I live. They are consistently happy. ambitious. participatory, and engaging. They are outgoing, and courteous and bode well for our future.


Posted September 21, 2006

I am a recent graduate of Rex Putnam and to tell you the truth, I want to go back! I miss my teachers so much! Some of the teachers have become more than teahers to me and also became my friends. They are willing to work with the students in any situation they are in. Plus, the classes are fun! :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 16, 2003

Putnam is the best school I've ever attended and the science, math, social studies and literature are all top notch (honors). All of the teachers who are part of this program are dedicated and like what they do, which is t eaching students. Physics is very challenging, but everyone loves it. Government is great, it's challenging and a lot to think about, LA is awesome, Mrs. Haker is the best LA teacher anyone will ever have. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2003

This school provides a lot of independant thinking on the students part and gives excellent lessons to use outside of the classroom and relate to world events. Their social studies department is or should be one the prize possessions of the school. Their Language Arts department is also very strong. Mrs. Haker especially is very talented.


Posted August 25, 2003

I attend Rex Putnam High School and am going to be a senior this year. I would like to see more of a push to join after school clubs. They make you a better person!


Posted August 20, 2003

I believe these teachers are very, very good in the fact that when they tell the students that they had better do their homework, they either do it or they receive a low grade. This is just what we need. Of course, the teachers are all fun, but they are strict along with it. A very good school.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Science

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners7%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 65%
Hispanic 12% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4950 SE Roethe Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Phone: (503) 353-5860

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