Putnam Elementary

School of Science

Who We Are

Putnam Elementary selected for prominent CDE Centers of Excellence Award 2017, 2018 & 2019

Putnam Recognized by Poudre School District

Mission Statement:

Great Happens Here...

Putnam Elementary School of Science exists to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to prepare to be successful in a changing world.

Educate...Every Child, Every Day

Brief History:

Putnam Elementary School of Science opened in 1956 and is named after a long-term PSD custodian, A. H. Putnam, who gave 40 years of faithful service to the youth of Fort Collins.  The school colors are royal blue and white and the mascot is a panther.  Putnam’s curriculum incorporates a school-wide science focus in all subjects. Students use the scientific method and inquiry to develop critical thinking skills that prepare them for a lifetime of productivity and learning. Putnam’s motto is P.R.I.D.E. - Positive Attitude, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy, and serves grades Pre-K-5.  Putnam was remodeled in 1999.

             “The Poudre School District is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person shall be denied access to, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under, any District program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.  District compliance with this policy shall be the responsibility of, and reports and complaints of discrimination based on these protected classifications should be directed to:  For District students and community members: Director of Student Services, 1630 South Stover Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, phone: 970-490-3033; For District employees: Executive Director of Human Resources, 2407 La Porte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, phone: 970-490-3620.”