Peru Community Schools is located in the city of Peru in Miami County. Peru is located along the Wabash River, which divides the city in two. It is located midway between the cities of Fort Wayne and Lafayette, less than 60 miles from each. The district consists of two elementary schools, one junior high school, one senior high school, and one alternative school. The district maintains a Facebook page to help parents and students stay informed about school activities.
Peru Community Schools received an "A" rating from the Indiana Department of Education. In addition to this accolade, all Peru Community Schools teachers were rated as either "Highly Effective" or "Effective" by the department’s "RISE" evaluation guidelines. “RISE” was developed by the Indiana Teacher Evaluation Cabinet to evaluate teachers based on multiple criteria.
Students have access to the wireless Internet technology found throughout every school. Peru Community Schools is a complete Microsoft campus. Office for Students is part of the students' Microsoft Office 365 online portal package.
Elmwood Elementary School serves students in Grades K–2, and Blair Point Elementary School serves students in Grades 3–6. Elmwood Primary Learning Center is an award winner of the Indiana State Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Award and is also recognized by the International Reading Association as an Exemplary Reading School. In addition to the core subjects, these elementary schools put an emphasis on the arts. Blair Pointe has regularly scheduled art and music classes, plus students have the opportunity to participate in an art club or sing in a choir. They can also join other groups such as band, the basketball team, and cheerleading.
Peru Junior High School serves students in Grades 7–8. The school was selected by the Indiana Department of Education as a turnaround school and a posted model for other Indiana schools to research and contact for best educational practices. All students are enrolled in language arts, science, social studies, and math classes as well as elective classes in music, art, health, physical education, careers, Project Lead the Way, and industrial tech. Band and choir are also offered as elective classes. Other programs offered to students include gifted and talented, Project Extended Day, and alternative school. Students have an opportunity to participate on the basketball, football, cross country, and track teams. They can also participate in band and choir, Spell Bowl and spelling bee, and the Science Olympiad.
KEYS Academy offers a non-traditional setting in which students are challenged to develop into productive citizens and are given tools needed for successful reintegration into their home schools. KEYS Academy serves students in Grades 6–12. The school offers individualized instruction as well as an online curriculum that supports a standards-based education. Of the corporation’s graduates, nearly 18% had attended KEYS Academy sometime during their high school years.
Peru Senior High School serves students in Grades 9–12. The school offers students many opportunities. Students can pursue a curriculum in general studies, high ability courses, vocational courses, and dual credit courses where students can earn college credits while still in high school. Career Majors Academy gives students a chance to gain work experience through partnerships, internships, and mentorships with local businesses.
The school is home to the Bengal Tigers. Some of the sports teams students can join include softball, baseball, track and field, basketball, football, gymnastics, wrestling, cheerleading, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
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