Putnam High School

Summary:

Putnam High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Putnam, Connecticut, with a student population of 253. The school is part of the Putnam School District, which is ranked 121 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Putnam High School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (84.98%) compared to the state average, as well as a higher percentage of Hispanic students (13.04%). Academically, the school's performance on standardized tests lags behind the state average, with only 50% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts and just 21.2% proficient or better in SAT/Math. However, the school ranks highly in supporting its special education and low socioeconomic status student populations. Putnam High School's ranking has improved over the years, from 161 out of 188 schools in 2011-2012 to 77 out of 142 schools in 2022-2023, suggesting progress in academic performance.

Compared to nearby schools like E.O. Smith High School (ranked 38, 4-star rating) and Parish Hill High School (ranked 36, 4-star rating), Putnam High School has a lower ranking and rating. The school also has a significantly higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (47.83%) compared to these nearby schools. By learning from and collaborating with higher-performing schools in the area, Putnam High School has the potential to continue improving its academic outcomes and providing a quality education for all its students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 152 Woodstock Ave.
       Putnam, CT  06260-1440


(860) 963-6905

District: Putnam School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
77th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,728 Help


Feeder schools for Putnam High School:

Elementary:    Putnam Elementary School
Middle:    Putnam Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.6 Help
Number of students:  253

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.0%
Hispanic:
13.0%
Asian:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Putnam High School ranks worse than 53.8% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85%), Hispanic (13%), Asian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Putnam High School is 8.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Putnam High School is $20,728.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Putnam High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Putnam High School 77th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Putnam High School in the ranking list.)

Putnam School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Putnam School District 121st of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Putnam High School

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Rank History for all students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 41.37 134th 176 23.9%
2008 35.32 137th 176 22.2%
2009 26.80 148th 176 15.9%
2010 34.33 145th 186 22.0%
2011 36.03 145th 189 23.3%
2012 19.95 161st 188 14.4%
2013 56.63 114th 193 40.9%
2015 35.74 136th 196 30.6%
2021 51.72 98th 200 51.0%
2023 39.72 77th 142 45.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 72.51 46th 175 73.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 80.73 32nd 155 79.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 36.90 110th 189 41.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 65.01 73rd 182 59.9%
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Rank History for White students at Putnam High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.35 114th 155 26.5%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Putnam High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 493 5 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 503
1989 436 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1990 388 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 395
1991 351 6 1 1 2 n/a n/a 0 361
1992 355 14 2 3 3 n/a n/a 0 377
1993 352 14 2 6 4 n/a n/a 0 378
1994 345 12 5 6 6 n/a n/a 0 374
1995 369 13 6 7 10 n/a n/a 0 405
1996 369 13 6 7 10 n/a n/a 0 405
1997 392 10 7 4 11 n/a n/a 0 424
1998 411 14 2 7 9 n/a n/a 0 443
1999 391 15 1 6 9 n/a n/a 0 422
2000 387 12 1 7 7 n/a n/a 0 414
2001 370 11 1 4 3 n/a n/a 0 389
2002 386 14 4 11 2 n/a n/a 0 417
2003 386 14 4 11 2 n/a n/a 0 417
2004 403 10 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 428
2005 399 11 4 15 5 n/a n/a 0 434
2006 287 10 3 14 2 n/a n/a 0 316
2007 373 17 4 13 3 n/a n/a 0 410
2008 357 21 2 11 3 n/a n/a 0 394
2009 299 13 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 325
2010 294 12 3 14 4 n/a n/a 0 327
2011 277 8 3 18 3 0 5 0 314
2012 256 5 2 19 3 0 14 0 299
2013 241 5 4 21 4 0 19 0 294
2014 227 7 2 21 2 0 18 0 277
2015 226 7 1 17 1 0 21 0 273
2016 226 8 1 21 2 0 18 0 276
2017 220 10 2 29 1 0 18 0 280
2018 218 8 2 23 1 1 19 0 272
2019 221 7 2 31 0 1 12 0 274
2020 193 2 4 27 0 2 10 0 238
2021 200 2 4 36 0 2 10 0 254
2022 189 2 4 40 0 1 11 0 247
2023 215 0 3 33 1 1 0 0 253

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Putnam High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 503 31.0 16.2 n/a
1989 443 28.5 15.5 n/a
1990 395 28.6 13.8 n/a
1991 361 31.0 11.6 n/a
1992 377 31.8 11.8 10.6
1993 378 33.2 11.4 1.1
1994 374 32.0 11.7 16.6
1995 405 33.1 12.2 16
1996 405 33.1 12.2 16
1997 424 33.5 12.7 12.7
1998 443 33.8 13.1 16.5
1999 422 34.8 12.1 15.2
2000 414 33.4 12.4 19.1
2001 389 32.4 12.0 n/a
2002 417 37.1 11.2 15.3
2003 417 37.1 11.2 15.3
2004 428 32.0 13.4 19.9
2005 434 27.9 15.6 n/a
2006 316 28.6 11.0 27.2
2007 410 25.9 15.8 34.1
2008 394 30.2 13.0 34.8
2009 325 30.4 11.7 42.8
2010 327 29.3 11.1 44
2011 314 29.5 10.6 49.7
2012 299 30.4 9.8 49.8
2013 294 29.4 9.9 54.4
2014 277 28.4 9.7 60.3
2015 273 28.0 9.7 60.1
2016 276 28.0 9.8 59.4
2017 280 28.3 9.8 55.7
2018 272 28.8 9.4 51.1
2019 274 28.1 9.7 58
2020 238 26.7 8.9 61.3
2021 254 26.1 9.7 69.3
2022 247 29.3 8.4 46.2
2023 253 29.1 8.6 47.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Putnam High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 503 31.0 16.2 n/a
1989 443 28.5 15.5 n/a
1990 395 28.6 13.8 n/a
1991 361 31.0 11.6 n/a
1992 377 31.8 11.8 10.6
1993 378 33.2 11.4 1.1
1994 374 32.0 11.7 16.6
1995 405 33.1 12.2 16
1996 405 33.1 12.2 16
1997 424 33.5 12.7 12.7
1998 443 33.8 13.1 16.5
1999 422 34.8 12.1 15.2
2000 414 33.4 12.4 19.1
2001 389 32.4 12.0 n/a
2002 417 37.1 11.2 15.3
2003 417 37.1 11.2 15.3
2004 428 32.0 13.4 19.9
2005 434 27.9 15.6 n/a
2006 316 28.6 11.0 27.2
2007 410 25.9 15.8 34.1
2008 394 30.2 13.0 34.8
2009 325 30.4 11.7 42.8
2010 327 29.3 11.1 44
2011 314 29.5 10.6 49.7
2012 299 30.4 9.8 49.8
2013 294 29.4 9.9 54.4
2014 277 28.4 9.7 60.3
2015 273 28.0 9.7 60.1
2016 276 28.0 9.8 59.4
2017 280 28.3 9.8 55.7
2018 272 28.8 9.4 51.1
2019 274 28.1 9.7 58
2020 238 26.7 8.9 61.3
2021 254 26.1 9.7 69.3
2022 247 29.3 8.4 46.2
2023 253 29.1 8.6 47.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Putnam High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,843
2019 $18,448
2020 $20,941
2021 $20,728

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Putnam High School

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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Math (Putnam High School)13.621.2
 7.6%
   11th Grade Math (Putnam School District)13.320.8
 7.5%
   11th Grade Math (Connecticut)40.634.1
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students274253
 7.7%
African American70
 100%
American Indian01
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic3133
 6.5%
Pacific Islander11
White221215
 2.7%
Two or More Races120
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58%47.8%
 10.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Putnam High School

Students at Putnam High School are 85% White, 13% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

Putnam High School ranks 77th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 253 students attended Putnam High School.

Putnam High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Putnam Elementary School
Middle : Putnam Middle School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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