Putnam High School

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Welcome to Putnam High School for the 2018/2019 school year!

We are excited to welcome our Putnam High School students and families to the 2018-2019 school year! We look forward to reconnecting with our continuing students and families, and would like to extend a warm welcome to those of you new to Putnam High School. 

Please review the online school handbook and school calendar (page 8) of the school handbook which is attached here.  You will want to pay particular attention to the early release schedule for this year. The first early release day is scheduled for Friday Sept. 28th.  Additionally, student paperwork was mailed home, please be sure to complete the paperwork and send it back in with your student by Friday August 31st.  The Handbook sign off sheet is one of the papers required, so please review the link noted above.      

The front doors will be open at 6:30 am however students will not be able to access the building until 7 am.  The back doors will open when the first bus arrives for drop off (approximately 7 am).  Our cafeteria opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast which is free for all students. 

Please note: if you are dropping off or picking up your student, we request that you pull into the FRONT parking lot. Dropping off and picking up students in the back gym/bus loop lot interferes with bus traffic and is not allowed.



Putnam High School is proud to share the accomplishments during the recent past academic years.  These include:

  • Recent four year graduation rate as announced by the state was 94% for Putnam High School
  • This year 98% of students entering the year with senior status met all requirements for graduation
  • 79% of Putnam High School graduating seniors were accepted at a two or four year college
  • 70% of Putnam High School students participated in at least one school based activity
  • 58% of Putnam High School students participated in one or more of the school’s 13 sports offerings
  • The new robotics team received the Rookie All Star Award in the New England First District
  • The Putnam High School Marching Band placed in three band competitions
  • Ten new courses were added to the high school curriculum
  • Putnam High School now has six career pathways allowing students to gain career based skills and move towards studying careers in areas such as Health, Business, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Engineering, Manufacturing along with Art and Music
  • Putnam High School now offers 17 courses which allow students to potentially earn college credit
  • This year 24 seniors students received a total of $108,250 in scholarship money
  • On May 6th, alumni were inducted into the first class of Putnam High School Wall of Honor


PHS Named Best High School

PHS has been named to U.S. News and World Report's list of best high schools in 2015 and 2016! PHS was ranked 46th against the other 193 Connecticut high schools and 2,354th against the 29,070 schools that participated nationwide. The magazine awarded PHS silver medal status; only 13% of schools across the country received silver or gold medal status. See the link to view how the school was scored. Congratulations to all!

Main Office Information

Principal: Jacqueline Vetrovec

Secretary: Dianne Nason-Doire

Assistant Principal: Suzanne Sansoucy

Secretary: Gina Deroiser

Address:152 Woodstock Avenue

Putnam, Connecticut 06260

Phone: (860) 963-6905

Fax: (860) 963-6911