Rex Putnam High School

Rex Putnam High School (often Putnam High School) is a public high school in Milwaukie, Oregon, United States.

Rex Putnam High School
Rex Putnam High School gym - Oregon.JPG
McClusky/Bethke Athletic Complex
4950 SE Roethe Road

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United States
Coordinates45°24′00″N 122°36′36″W / 45.400°N 122.610°W / 45.400; -122.610Coordinates: 45°24′00″N 122°36′36″W / 45.400°N 122.610°W / 45.400; -122.610
School districtNorth Clackamas School District
PrincipalRyan Richardson [1]
Teaching staff43.87 (FTE)[2]
Number of students1,173 (2018-19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio26.74[2]
Color(s)Green and gold   
Athletics conferenceOSAA, Northwest Oregon Conference
RivalMilwaukie High School
WebsiteRex Putnam High School


The school was named after former Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Rex Putnam.[3][4]

Rex Putnam has been an International Baccalaureate school since the spring of 2008. As such, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to its Juniors and Seniors. Approximately 46% of the Junior class and 40% of the Senior class is enrolled in one or more IB courses as of 2010. Rex Putnam is the only North Clackamas high school that houses the IB Programme. Colleges and Universities around the world recognize the IB Programme and it is a very high honor to complete it.[5]


In 1985, Rex Putnam High School was honored in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor a school can receive in the United States.[6]

In 2008, 81% of the school's seniors received their high school diploma. Of 306 students, 249 graduated, 31 dropped out, 11 received a modified diploma, and 15 are still in high school.[7][8]


Rex Putnam has competed in the Northwest Oregon Conference at the 5A classification since the fall of 2010.[9]

Rex Putnam's A Capella Choir has placed in the top four choirs 17 years out of 23 in the OSAA State Choir Championship and has earned four state titles, with their latest being in 2014, where they placed first in 5A. In 2018, the A Capella Choir took home third place in 5A. .[10]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Rex Putnam High School: Principal's Message". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2011-01-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Putnam High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Rex Putnam High School Profile 2009 - 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2009-12-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  5. ^ "Rex Putnam High School: About Rex Putnam". North Clackamas School District. Archived from the original on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2011-01-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ [2] Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "State releases high school graduation rates". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Oregon dropout rates for 2008". The Oregonian. 2009-06-30. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2009-07-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Northwest Oregon Conference". Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ [3] Archived June 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^
    • Sam Strickland (1952-), 1970 javelin record holder(223`7"), 1974 2nd all time U.of Arizona,best throw in world (2 weeks) 264`11".
    Aaron Mesh (March 24, 2008). "Boy Wonder". Paper. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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