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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Putnam Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Putnam Valley, NY. It has 587 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
146 Peekskill Hollow Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
Telephone
(845) 526-7847

Putnam Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
113 responses
Average ACT
29
26 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$107,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,467
National
$949
Median Home Value
$377,000
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    42%
  • Varsity Boys Basketball games
    16%
  • Varsity Football games
    16%
  • Stay-awake-a-thon
    11%
  • Color Wars
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
587
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,428/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Throughout my four years at Putnam Valley, I have come to realize that this school and its faculty have prepared me for more than just my college career, but my whole life. I have been challenged academically and pushed to strive by both my teachers and my peers. If I ever struggled with a subject, there was always someone there to help me. Rather it be a teacher or a student tutor, I always received the help I needed. While at Putnam Valley High I always had someone to turn to. The teachers and staff here have helped me through many personal and academic obstacles. If I ever needed help with anything, from deciding what I wanted to major in to what school I wanted to attend, there was always someone to aid me. Putnam Valley has always felt like home to me, not only because it is a small school in general, but because I have a support system here that many other schools can't provide to their students.
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It is a small school. There are changes in the making with the schedule. We have one of the earliest start times in the country and they are looking to change this. Currently, we have a block schedule system. The academic system is pretty good, but wouldn't say it is one of the best. There is a deficiency in the english department, however, the guidance counselors are very good at helping you through the application process. We have probably the best color wars in the country.
Putnam Valley High school provides students with numerous opportunities to learn and explore skills outside of traditional course work. Students have the opportunity to join the STEM and authentic science research classes, or enroll in one of the many art courses that are available available. The performing arts center is equipped with one of the most complex rigging systems in the area, outperforming even that of the Westchester Performing Arts Center. In addition to the schools dedication to the art and sciences, the school sports a competitive athletics program. Students will find every opportunity to explore their interests at Putnam Valley High School.