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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Putnam Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Putnam Valley, NY. It has 567 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Putnam Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
154 responses
Average ACT
29
33 responses
AP Enrollment
35%

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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+
Median Household Income
$105,392
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,694
National
$949
Median Home Value
$364,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    41%
  • Varsity Boys Basketball games
    18%
  • Varsity Football games
    14%
  • Color Wars
    9%
  • Stay-awake-a-thon
    9%
  • 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
567
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$109,463
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$27,780/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Putnam Valley High School is an excellent school for academics. The teachers all show interest in the student's well being and try their best to accommodate all students. The Authentic Science Research program within the Putnam High school is stellar, with teachers that focus heavily on developing a student's presentation, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.The science programs at Putnam Valley High school are excellent and teachers focus heavily on current issues within the scientific community and strive to keep things relevant to the times. PVHS also allows students to find their own path through various extracurricular programs, some of which were developed by students themselves. Putnam Valley High School provides a unique experience that is different from most public schools, and it shows through the success of the students.
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I through fully enjoyed my experience at Putnam Valley high school, it was a close-knit community with plenty of resources for students and very accessible and interesting extracurriculars as well as academics, I was never afraid to try something new since the staff was very supportive and the teachers really did care about helping students succeed.
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.