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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Peru Central School District is a public school district located in Peru, NY. It has 1,904 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

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Elementary Schools in Peru Central School District

High Schools in Peru Central School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1190
62 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,904
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,967
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%

Finances

Total Expenses
$37,779,000
Expenses Per Student
$19,797/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$62,281
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,000
National
$184,700

Peru Central School District Reviews

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Peru High School has a decent number of things going for themselves. Notably, their P3 program (though fizzling out a bit during the past 2017-2018 school year) had a great impact on overall school morale, giving students the opportunity to come together in creating a positive school culture. PCS, in addition, has a variety of clubs and sports to choose from, as well as moderate numbers of AP, CAP, and honors courses. Our school has partnered with programs such as PTECH and CVTEC to give students additional opportunities towards career readiness and educational enhancement. Many of the honors and AP teachers are phenomenal, though, like any other school, various other teachers remain unenthusiastic. From my experience, Peru has the upper edge on other schools in the area, though school morale and overall student experience is waning due to the seeming disappearance of P3 and it’s initiatives such as leadership lunch.
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My overall experience at Peru Central School has been average, with many aspects in areas of improvement the school could benefit from. Peru lacks diversity completely, and this someone alters the way students around me learn and comprehend. Also, Peru lacks sophisticated technology, which is leaving the school behind on technology many other schools may have.
However, despite the downside to Peru, I will say there is a wide variety of clubs to suit everyone’s needs, such as: sports, environmental, drama, and the gay-straight alliance club. Furthermore, the administration at Peru is actually phenomenal. All rules are enforced and made very clear, and there is also actual consequences for people who do not follow them.
While very school has its strengths and weaknesses, Peru has become a home to me. This year, I am a high school senior-meaning that I am graduating. I will miss Peru, regardless of its downfalls.
At Peru, academics are average in general, the only thing above average is all the college courses offered. Teacher wise, some are great while others are awful; it depends on one's personal preferences. There exists a wide variety of clubs with dedicated members on campus. The school culture is alright, there of course exists some bullying as in any school, but the staff work hard providing different programs to help create school unity. With sports, variety is okay but there could be more offered. There also exists so inequity in the division of funds among the different sports teams. As a small school, the exists little funding in general often making constrictions in the budget. There is little diversity on campus race and culture wise, due to being a predominantly white area. There is some orientation diversity , and the gender is 50-50. The food is blatantly awful. Food is often cold and under cooked, with little variety.