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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Putnam High School is an above average, public school located in Milwaukie, OR. It has 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
4950 SE Roethe Rd
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Telephone
(503) 353-5860
Website
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Putnam High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1130
85 responses
Average ACT
23
13 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,218
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Senior grad party
    16%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Charity Week
    14%
  • Relay for Life
    10%
  • Sporting Events
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,200
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,793/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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At Rex Putnam, the teachers and staff are incredibly nice and understanding; they take the time to listen to you and support you through your high school career. The students here are also welcoming and friendly and it's easy to make friends here to make a connection. The classes are diverse, and we have so many to choose from, since we are connected with the Sabin Schellenberg Center which offers career opportunity programs which helps you pick what career might best fit your interest. There are also multiple clubs and sports to choose from such as basketball, football, soccer, wrestling, tennis, cheer leading, dance, the National Honors Society, Rocket Club, Robotics Club, the Unity Club (LGBTQ+), etc.
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Putnam is a fantastic school to go to with a really strong community that lifts each other up, but there are also some realities that every school faces. Our bathrooms are frequently "repurposed" by students for drug usage, (mainly juuling and weed) and I as a student often have trouble using the bathroom even in the middle of a class period without encountering this. I would love to see that change. Putnam is a recognized IB school, so that's pretty neat. We have a really strong theater program as well as athletics department and a vibrant orchestra/band/choir.
Great teachers, they all motivated me to keep working hard and to go to college! Their push is what I needed to be successful.