30 E Daniel St
Peru, IN 46970
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Peru Junior High School serves 361 students in grades 5-8.
Peru Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).

School Overview

Peru Junior High School's student population of 361 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
361 students
This chart display total students of Peru Junior High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Peru Junior High School
Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Peru Junior High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Peru Junior High School by grade.

School Rankings

Peru Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Peru Junior High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1355 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Peru Junior High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Peru Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Indiana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Peru Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Peru Junior High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
87%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Peru Junior High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.24
This chart display the diversity score of Peru Junior High School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Peru Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Peru Junior High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Missing Children: Why Public Schools Need to Improve Security Policies
Learn about the case of Kyle Horman, a child who went missing while on campus, and how this tragedy is prompting public schools to reevaluate their security measures.
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
Paupers and Princes: Economic Inequality at Public Schools
The economic divide between our nation's public school students is growing wider and deeper. Learn about a new federal report that reveals the growing ranks of poverty-stricken public schools.
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Can You Afford a Stellar Public School Education?
Dissect "America's Best Schools for Your Housing Buck" and learn about the top ranked public schools in America in cities where the median home price is as low as $200,000.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 361 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

Related School Videos

Quick Links