Teachers here are amazing, I have sent four kids here for the past eleven years and only had one or two average teachers in all those years. School needs air conditioning, and the SALTA program/Canyons administration is confused, but day to day things at the school are great.
Peruvian Park does nothing above and beyond. I believe this is more a factor of the district not the school. Other districts do a better job bringing in outside educational programs. The current principal talks to all parents and students as if they are 1st graders. This can be a bit frustrating. The teachers are great and truly seem to have the student's educational needs at heart. A few teachers truly go above and beyond. However, most of those are ALPS teachers. As with any school, close parental involvement is key to a successful education.
I believe that Peruvian Park Elementary has a great learning environment, teachers who really care about their students, and the people there really make the students feel special. They encourage everyone to be motivated, and the test scores prove it. Even though the school is older, the quality of education found there is top notch!