Perry Meridian High School, South of Indianapolis downtown, expects all of its students to ACHIEVE, a mission statement and acronym for its values. Faculty and staff at Perry Meridian High School strive to instill Accountability, Character, Honor, Integrity, Effort, Volunteerism and Excellence into their students. At Perry Meridian High School nothing less than the best is expected from Indianapolis kids.
Perry Meridian High School is one of two schools in Indianapolis’ Perry Township. The other, Southport High School, was established first. Students at Southport High School chose Perry Meridian’s school spirit traits. For the school colors they chose Navy Blue, Carolina Blue and Silver; and they picked the Falcon as the school mascot. Perry Meridian High School first opened its doors in 1973.
In that first year, because their were no alumni to return to the school in place of a Homecoming, this Indianapolis school hosted a forthcoming. The students of 1973 and their first principal James Head, set the tone for success that Perry Meridian High School has been operating under ever since. They hosted prom in the foyer of the school that year. Because of student interest and staff encouragement of extra curricular activities and homeroom, the school ran on a six period day. In the 1990s, Perry Meridian High School switched to block scheduling.
At Perry Meridian High School participation in school activities outside of classes are highly valued. With 20 varsity sports teams and over 30 clubs, their is a niche for every student at Perry Meridian High School. Whether you are interested in basketball or the bowling team, Key Club or Jazz Band, every student has an opportunity to shine. Perry Meridian High School even has a few notable alumni. Katie Douglas, who graduated in 1997, is now a star player on the Indiana Fever and was named Most Valuable Player in the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game. In addition, former Indiana Pacers teammate Andre Owens found his start at Perry Meridian High School.
Perry Meridian High School has a reputation in Indianapolis education for supporting students as they shoot for their dreams. That is why many graduates of Perry Meridian High School go on to attend some of the largest colleges and univeristies in Indiana and the United States.
For more information about what the Falcons are doing at Perry Meridian High School, visit their website.
Perry Meridian High School
401 W Meridian School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46217
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