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Perry High School

Public | 9-12 | 496 students

 
 

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Posted June 29, 2014

Excellent school that has produced many successful professionals (recently multiple emmy award winner Joel Edwards). Small town school with big time results. As a teacher from a high performing district, I would strongly reccommend Perry Public Schools.


Posted May 3, 2013

Perry schools have been terrific with my 3 children! :) .... All three of my kids have built great relationships with several of their trachers and coaches. The Athletic Director is an AMAZING person; I have witnessed as he gives ALL of his time and energy to the kids & the coaches. If your child is interested in playing a sport, do yourself a favor & get to know this AD; He is Incredible! Also, the Band Director is the best I've seen in my 9 years of observing the local high school bands. Perry Bands consistently perform a much higher & more complex level of orchestral & marching music than the other area bands. And, the Track/Cross Country & Football coaches have been AWESOME for my kids. We love this school, and this town! GREAT location if you commute to Lansing and/or Howell, as we do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

I go to school here, and there are many opportunities! I excel in math, so i asked to skip a grade in math in 5th grade, and now that i am in high school, i am grateful they let me do it. There are options to take AP classes. 3 languages are offered, and they connect with LCC and online sources so a student can take virtually any language. The band excels, as one of the top bands in the state. The band director is the president of the state-wide band organization. The teachers are fair, and treat everyone equally. There is almost no bullying, everyone gets along! Most people are friends with everyone. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2011

Perry schools have a lot to learn in the area of preparing students for the real world. Many staff members, especially in athletics are controlled by the "squeeky wheels," leaving it difficult for those who follow rules and work hard. It would serve the students of Perry High School well if the faculty and staff did not cater to the whiners, but sent them on the proper path for complaints. It is in my opinion that this school rewards cry babies while discouraging morals and ethics. It is not about accomplishments in this school but about politics, whose pockets are deepest, and who you know. Favortism is a regular occurance at this school. My daughter currently attends Perry, but my son never will. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

I just graduated from Perry HS this past May of 2010, and it is a wonderful small-town school with a great commnity and great staffing. The only issue with Perry is that, the 'higher ups' are too woried with the financial end of everything and don't focus on the students as much as they could. The teachers however are verry involved with the students and provide a vast variety of leaning styles. Perry has a wonderfull fine arts department. PHS also has a verry high graduation persentage, with a realistic goal of 100% graduation within the next few years. I am very happy that I went to Perry HS and went through the Band program. If you or your kids (depending on your age), attend PHS, I am willing to bet that you will be fully satisfied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

I don't like Perry High School. Too many of the richer looking students get away with a lot more than those who look different or just a little more out there. They student who quite fit the normal standards get in alot more trouble, even when they don't do anything wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

I have a attended Perry schools all my life and i would have it no other way. They alawys have something new and exciting for me to perticipate. i cringe at the thought of leaving in 2 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2006

I am very impressed by the Perry Public Schools. Especially with the High School. For a Small it has a lot to offer. This is my daughters 2nd year at the high school and she loves it there. There Band is very successful and the staff is very innovative. The counseling staff just ran an awesome program for the seniors yesterday to give them a taste of reality in the real world. Keep up the good work to Perry Public Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

As a student I would have to say that perry has a great learning enviorment for the kids. The band program is the best in the area earning stright ones at marching and concert festivail. We also have ffa which is a great program for students going into the ag. Field. The parents are involved in all of the sports.So I would have to say that perry high school is the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2005

Great school! every year a wider range of acedemic courses are added, including ap courses. There are many different extracurricular activities for students to be involved in including a growing number of sports (golfing was just added a few years ago), an excellent music program (earning very high scores at festival), art classes, and clubs of all kinds. If there is not a club that you want to join you are able to gather a few other people up, grab a teacher as your advisor, and start your own! Which makes no shortage of things to do after school. The parents at this school are very involved as well as the students. We have sports boosters (parents), and a huge fan/ support club for the school (parents and students). I guess I'm just trying to say,-perry is by far the best school in the area to send your kids.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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14%

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34%

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39%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
Female36%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female32%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female38%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

90%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 69%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian N/A 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2555 West Britton Road
Perry, MI 48872
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