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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Perry Meridian High School is an above average, public school located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 2,339 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
401 W Meridian School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Telephone
(317) 789-4400
Website

Perry Meridian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1090
304 responses
Average ACT
24
52 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,101
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • Art Show, Prom, mini olympics
    12%
  • The CWC sponsored events- PB&J, Lit Mag, Mr.Falcon
    11%
  • Spring Concert and the Cabaret
    9%
  • Football games
    8%
  • School dances
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,339
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,841/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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My high school experience was like no other in perry meridian high school! PMHS has become a very diverse and accepting school with an outstanding school spirit that was sure to move you into the right direction. Clubs, sports, and any after school activity was diverse enough to have anyone included! I’ve had the best experience in this amazing High School!
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My four years I have spent at Perry Meridian have been nothing but the ordinary. Perry Meridian is filled with so much love, so much passion, and so much safety. The staff at Perry is so involved and concerned about the students academic life. They strive use to be the best that we can possible be. The staff and students are so united. We are a family. We are a team. That is shown every single day. I love being a falcon!
Perry Meridian is a great school! They have excellent diversity as well as great programs to help all students grow. The only thing they lack is safety, sports, and food. All three of these the school is working on improving, however it still needs is prominent enough for complaints.