35 Wicker St.
Putnam, CT 06260
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Putnam Middle School serves 262 students in grades 6-8.
Putnam Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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Putnam Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

Putnam Middle School's student population of 262 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Putnam Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Putnam Middle School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#651 out of 957 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
25%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
84%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Btm 50%)

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