Peru Junior High School

30 E Daniel St
Peru, IN 46970
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
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 top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 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 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students361 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Peru Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#895 out of 1762 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
87%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.240.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeru Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Peru Junior High School is Peru High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elmwood Primary Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peru Peru High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 659 students
    0.2 miles
    401 N Broadway
    Peru, IN 46970
    (765) 472-3301
    0.2 8-12 659
  • Peru Elmwood Primary Learning Center
    Grades: PK-2 | 457 students
    0.6 miles
    515 N Wayne St
    Peru, IN 46970
    (765) 473-7335
    0.6 PK-2 457
  • Peru Blair Pointe Upper Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 606 students
    0.7 miles
    300 Blair Pike
    Peru, IN 46970
    (765) 473-4741
    0.7 K-6 606
  • Peru Pipe Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-1 | 373 students
    4.6 miles
    3036 W 400 S
    Peru, IN 46970
    (765) 473-3121
    4.6 PK-1 373
  • Bunker Hill Maconaquah Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 2-5 | 666 students
    7.3 miles
    7784 S Strawtown Pike
    Bunker Hill, IN 46914
    (765) 689-9131
    7.3 2-5 666

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