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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Perry High School is a public school located in Perry, IA. It has 573 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1200 18th Street
Perry, IA 50220
Telephone
(515) 465-3503
Website

Perry High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
45 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,177
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Volunteer day
    13%
  • Painting the rock
    9%
  • Soccer
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
573
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,454
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
22%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,089/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I loved the diversity of Perry High School. The student body is very proud of the diversity. We were a very tight knit group. If other schools messed with us, we would all band together and defend our school. Of course, every school will have issues with bullying, but often you would see a student standing up for another being picked on. School spirit was our foundation.

I would like to see the attitude of some of the teachers change. Some teachers were extremely dedicated to the education of their students, but others openly stated that they were just teaching to be a sports coach. It was disappointing to hear that. But majority of the faculty at Perry High cared deeply for their students.
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I love going to Perry High School. It is a school with a very a lot of diversity and it teaches you about the different types of cultures that are out there. It is also a very small school with about 500-600 students total, so you get to know a lot of the students that attend the school. Not only do you become close with a lot of students, but also with the teachers. Classes rarely are bigger then 25 students and with most classes sometimes having less then 10 students.
Very diverse, I was always meeting new people from many diffrent cultures. Typical high school, crappy lunch, teachers focused too much on troubled kids. Bad enviorment a lot of underclassmen getting into trouble at a young age. Many teen pregancies and a few drop outs. Overall Perry isn't close to a great school but I have seen worse. Also a lot less challenging than other schools.