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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Peru High School is a public school located in Peru, IN. It has 673 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Peru High School...
School District
Peru Community Schools
Address
401 N Broadway
Peru, IN 46970
Telephone
(765) 472-3301
Website

Peru High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
53 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$604
National
$949
Median Home Value
$61,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Senior Field Day
    32%
  • Homecoming Week
    26%
  • Basketball Cheerblock,
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep sessions
    11%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
673
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,758/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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My experience so far with Peru High School has been overall very well. I enjoy the opportunities given for certain subjects taught here. We have a wonderful staff here, all of them are very generous and kind. And our art programs are pretty awesome too!
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Peru High School is a very professional school, along with the Peru Schools Corporation. The teachers are very motivating, and looks out for our future. We are very big on school and sport spirit. The teachers and principals also try their absolute best to make school enjoyable, but also at the same time keep us concentrated on the most important things. I would have not been able to get as far as I have in my high school career without all the staff members at Peru. I am very thankful to have such supportive and helpful teachers in my life.
If Peru does not already offer the club if you take the idea to a teacher and get them on board to the idea then the principal can approve it and the then the club because comes more than just an idea. Most clubs if you sign up they expect you to show up and play your part! The most popular clubs are art club, drama club, cooking club, student council, and Science Olympia. Administrators are typically more involved in sports, but student council is a big one they pay attention to. Administrators do typically congratulate any club or sport on any accomplishment made. Our school gets involved and that's what makes each club work so well.