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Putnam Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 478 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2014

I love this school we are a military family so we have seen our share of bad schools. This is one of the best schools we have been too! I have a 1st grader and a 4th grader this is our 2nd year. We love all the teacher and staff!! Don't believe what you hear this a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

This has been my best experience I have had. They envolve their parents and parents are welcome with a terrific smile. There is a young lady working there that is always smiling. She also is in the cafeteria in the register I have seen her be so helpful with the kids.The school is cheerful to walk in and makes me feel very welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

BEWARE !!! I saw with my own eyes they physically abused my boy I put my son in that school because the liar teacher said that was very positive if I take a little longer I probably wont find my son alive my boy told me what was going on the day before I saw it with my own eyes things happen for a reason I will report it to the school district and the cops and the state and who ever I need too so they stop this abuse !!!! they cant do this to little kids I get headaches just thinking about it God help these children from these monsters !!!!! I will get my kid out of there and get me a lawyer and make sure they pay what they have done to me and my son it will take years for me to trust a teacher again so my little boy bulling its real but from teachers and staff its worse plus the physical abuse its like a horror movie I will make sure they don't get away with it !!!!!! the program is called BIP and what they do is hurt little kids that need help, advice, and good treatment not pain and abuse from this monsters !!!!!
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Posted July 26, 2005

Both my children have gone to Putnam since they were 5 years old. Putnam is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best, and upkeep the morals, build character and participate in the community. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader. Thank you Putnam for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and attention that they require.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education75%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education81%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)82%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education81%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education75%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education67%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education56%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)78%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingual89%

Math

All Students81%
Female91%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted80%
Bilingual92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education31%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingual69%

Math

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education25%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingual80%

Writing

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education23%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingual62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female82%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted68%
Bilingual29%

Math

All Students90%
Female82%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted89%
Bilingual87%

Science

All Students71%
Female75%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education13%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
Bilingual47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 52%
White 8% 29%
Black 3% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 40%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • NANCY HOWELL
Fax number
  • (915) 585-2304

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6508 Fiesta Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
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Phone: (915) 832-6700

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