Perry Township Schools
Strong schools reflect a strong community. The Perry Township community values education. We have dedicated staff members who strive each day to meet the needs of your children.
WE ARE SO PROUD! The Indiana Department of Education released the 2014 school and district “grades,” and Perry Township Schools earned an A! This is to the credit of the students, families, staff, volunteers and community members who provided the support necessary to achieve this academic standard. It is important to note 4.0 is the highest rating that can be achieved, and that’s what we earned.
In 2010 the State Board of Education adopted a grading scale of A, B, C, D and F, as well as a method for determining the district’s grade. The grades provided parents, staff and community members a way to recognize how well the schools are performing academically.
Indiana’s A-F model holds schools to high standards and provides an assessment of their performance by incorporating student academic growth, graduation rates and college and career readiness assessments.
Elementary/middle school grades are based on performance and growth in English/language arts and math.
Grades at the high school level are based on performance/improvement in English/language arts, performance/improvement in math, graduation and College Career Readiness.
We are extremely proud of each school and the academic achievement that has been recognized. The grades are:
• Lincoln Elementary: B.
• Clinton Young Elementary: A.
• MacArthur Elementary: A.
• Glenns Valley Elementary: B.
• Burkhart Elementary: A.
• Homecroft Elementary: A.
• Jeremiah Gray-Edison Elementary: B.
• Mary Bryan Elementary: A.
• Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary: A.
• Southport Elementary: A.
• Winchester Village Elementary: C.
• Perry Meridian 6th Grade Academy: A.
• Southport 6th Grade Academy: A.
• Perry Meridian Middle School: C.
• Southport Middle School: A.
• Perry Meridian High School: B.
• Southport High School: B.
As we celebrate our success, I want to extend my sincere thanks to our entire community for its support and engagement in the education of our children. We welcome all students who walk through our doors; Perry Township has become a popular place for families to send their children. As a result, the district is growing and has almost every elementary classroom filled in all 11 buildings.
As a temporary solution, children are being taught in 26 classroom trailers located at our elementary schools. My hope is that all of our teachers may soon teach from a permanent classroom within the school, not a trailer. It is also my hope that our teachers at Winchester Village may soon teach in a classroom environment with walls and doors that lock. Our students, staff, families and community deserve nothing less than schools with a safe, secure learning environment.
Together, let’s continue to strive for excellence. Let’s continue to make Perry Township Schools a place where families want to move, live, raise their families and retire. Together, we will continue to improve our skills and strengthen our school district, which ultimately strengthens our community
Congratulations to the township for this achievement!