We absolutely love Perry! Such a wonderful, diverse group of children! Perry definitely helps get our children ready for what's next to come. It involves many different cultures which helps prepare our children for college life. I can't say enough wonderful things about the teachers at Perry. They have so much passion & dedication in what they do.
PMHS is the #besthighschoolintheworld
We have teachers who genuinely care about students and success. The students celebrate each others differences. Perry is my home away from home, especially since I am there more than I am at home. And I wouldn't want it any other way. Perry has set me up for success and offered me various opportunities to reach out into the community as well as sending me to Hoosier Girls State and awarding me the Rotary Youth Leadership award. The staffulty and student body are one giant Falcon Family that I would not trade for the world. I love Perry because I call my English teacher Mamma. And when I need to sit and talk, I know I could go to any of my teachers I have had over the past 3.5 years, guidance counselor, lunch staff, custodian, or even our principal for helpful advice. There is not one staff member that passes me in the hallway and does not say hello. I am so close with some of my teachers that I text them. I am even going on vacation with one of my teachers over spring break. So, forgive me, but if you claim that your student is not liking Perry or is wanting to transfer or is way past ready to get out of there, then THEY ARE DOING IT WRONG
We may not be #1 in football, but we are #1 in things that actually matter. If you are looking for a loving high school to prepare your students for the future, there is no better high school than Perry Meridian. It will be a sad day when I graduate.
Perry Meridian Guidance Department. I could not agree more. They give you a phone number and that is about all they do. Yes, I to could do that myself. In addition, my children refer to the school as "prison" and feel many of the teachers don't care, they must teach themselves, and they experience a high degree of frustration from the teachers. It really doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to create an environment that is accepting and good. Make the kids feel they are important and you want them to do well. Simple!
I'm currently a sophomore at Perry Meridian. I'll soon graduate in 2014. As a student here, I'm PROUD to go around and beable to say I attend this school. Perry may not be the best school, but not everyone and eveything is perfect. Coming from IPS I was a bad kid, with bad grades. In Perry i've been able to recieve decent grades and I'm on the path to graduate. The teachers and administers may not be the best, but we have been taught to take the best of what's giving to us. Perry Meridian is a GREAT school to attend, speaking from me and a lots of others.
Perry Meridian is not the best school in the world, but it definately will prepare you for whatever you choose to do after school (be it college or the workforce.) In the last few years, the availability of challenging academic programs has greatly improved DESPITE budget cuts, which is a wonderful thing. The administration has also, generally, improved. The guidance department is not extremely helpful, but they will direct you to resources so that you may help yourself. Perry also has many wonderful teachers, but there are a few that aren't so great (as with any public school.) Overall, I'm pleased that I've attended this school, and I definitely feel prepared for college.
PMHS is a great school I have a son who graduated in 2007, and a daughter who will graduate in 2011 both have, and will graduate with academic honors. Perry has good school system. We moved leaving IPS so my children could attend Perry Schools. My children have more benefits than IPS could ever offer them. Teachers that turn my son around, and got his attention. That changed his way of thinking, taught him to care about school and and to better himself. It has been said that parents should teach their children how to behave, and help in the learning process when it comes to school. Having good teachers who care about their about students. Taking pride in teaching and connecting with their students where it makes a difference, and coming away with something more than facts and figures is a great thing in a school. Perry has done this.
Academically, this school does not offer any challenges to students. The staff is not very involved with anything relating to the students, so much so that a majority of the students have never even seen the principal. The level of difficulty is way lower than most high schools, and there are very few teachers that actually care about the students (and even mosre students who would rather not be there).