Perry High School

1 Success Blvd, Perry, OH 44081 | (440) 259-3511
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 615
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4 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Robert B. Knisely
  • Fax: (440) 259-9290
School District Details
  • Perry Local School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $14,004
  • Graduation Rate: 92.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.6%
  • Students Per Teacher: 18.0
  • Enrolled Students: 1,864

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 615
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 36.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 311 (50.6%)
  • Females: 295 (48.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 28 (4.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 87 (14.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 115 (18.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Perry High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black30.5%
Asian40.7%
Hispanic132.1%
White58695.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Perry High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade15825.7%
10th Grade14824.1%
11th Grade15425.0%
12th Grade15525.2%
Graduate Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
96.4%
District:
96.4%
Graduating With Honors
School:
35.6%
District:
35.6%
Graduates Taking ACT
School:
77.8%
District:
77.8%
Graduates Taking SAT
School:
30.4%
District:
30.4%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2010)
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Master's Degree
School:
75.9%
District:
66.8%
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Bachelor's Degree
School:
100.0%
District:
100.0%
Percent of Teachers That Are Properly Certified
School:
100.0%
District:
100.0%
Average Years of Teacher Experience
School:
14.0
District:
13.0
Average Teacher Salary
School:
$63,606
District:
$61,332
Source: OH Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Perry High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 28, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My family and I have been residents of Perry for almost 20 years. Four of our children have graduated from Perry. Three or our Students had GPAs well above 3.5 and one with a 2.6 GPA.
    Our children have all been very involved with extracurricular activities of which Perry provides ample opportunities. As parents we have been involved in auxiliaries and support groups from Elementary through High School.

    Perry is an exceptional school. Students generally receive a good foundation to continue their academic ventures or to enter the work force. For the most part the Staff seems dedicated to the Welfare of the Students. The school itself offers a lot of opportunities for the students.

    Up until recently the administration was greatly lacking in their real purpose, which is to manage a successful educational experience and base for the students. Previous administrators were more interested in High scores on state and federal tests than the student's welfare and advancement. With the recent change of Superintendents, I have hope for the District in General. The new Superintendent brings a very fresh and more forthright view to the district. A case in point is the future standing for Valedictorians. In the Past and presently, Perry has treated this title as a joke and opportunity tool. For example this year there are 11+. How is that possible, when additionally you consider that the Valedictorians in some cases do not have the highest GPA? For instance in 2001, our son had the 2nd highest GPA, but because of a "B" in one class he was a Salutatorian with five of six Valedictorians have lower GPAs. Additionally having attended more than 4 graduations in the last 19, we could not help but notice that a large percentage (usually more than half) of all Valedictorians are faculty children. This seems to question the validity of the system and brings to ones mind a term called "Nepotism". The current Superintendent has the right idea in paring this back to 1 Valedictorian and 1 Salutatorian based on GPA alone.

    Additionally we have noticed through the years the guidance department has continually lacked true involvement in the individual students success path. In the case of all our students very little support was demonstrated. The oldest participated in Post Secondary Opt. The school discouraged this and additionally did not include her Lakeland GPA in her graduating GPA, causing her not to have Honors Cords. Our Son, who was 2nd in his class did not receive any help pursuing scholarships and did that on his own. Our youngest had some math difficulties in Middle school. He had the highest I.Q. and math scores of all our children, but was struggling to grasp the material. I requested that he be stepped back from the accelerated group to build a better foundation. The school Principal, played down this concern and stated he would catch up. This was not the case and my Sons math GPA was below a 2.0 for most of his High School experience. This significantly affected his overall GPA and college opportunities. Again a good guidance department would have corrected this problem.

    Again, overall Perry is a good district, but there are plenty of areas for improvement. The above points are just a few or the needs I have noticed in the last 19 years of participation at Perry.

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