Perry High School Profile 2023-2024
1919 E Queen Creek
Gilbert AZ 85297
Heather Patterson, Principal
¨ Kevin Ames, Activities
¨ Clint Beauer, Curriculum
¨ Jennifer Burks, Athletic Director
¨ Jeff Kain, Freshman Dean
¨ Kim Kwong, College and Career Center Specialist
School CEB Code: 030668
School Colors: Cardinal and Navy Blue
School Mascot: Puma
A state-of-the-art 1-to-1 student technology wireless campus, with a public library, a day care center, a heated swimming pool, a brand new CTE building with cutting edge equipment and tools, a brand new C building with 24 additional classrooms, a brand new Mindfulness room, brand-new dance room, auditorium, two gymnasiums, indoor basketball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts, new fieldhouse with weight room and a football stadium.
Student Enrollment: 2686
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Located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Gilbert is a dynamic community that is actively growing and diversifying its economic base, citing global-minded innovation and entrepreneurship as keys to productivity. Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are essential components to the community's economic foundation. Gilbert is committed to realizing a sustainable and world-class business environment that is unique to the community.
The community’s dense volume of educated residents boasts one of the highest concentrations of graduate and professional degrees among competing Western U.S. cities. Gilbert’s current population is 245,234. With attractive demographics, award-winning amenities, prime business incentives and high-profile developments, Gilbert offers immediate, attainable economic opportunity for industry-leading companies.
Since opening in the fall of 2007 with approximately 800 students, Perry has become a prime destination for students from around the east valley. Centered around Academics, Athletics and Activities, we are a well-rounded and active community of learners. Students have a wide variety of subjects and courses to choose from, including Career and Technical Education, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment to Drawing/Painting, Psychology and Dance. We have 90+ student-led clubs on campus yearly, with many of them being community or service driven. Others are just plain FUN (Harry Potter and Pickle Ball)! Our men’s/women’s athletic teams are consistently in the conversation for state championships and often recognized not only for their endeavors on the field or court, but in the classroom as well.
Recognized by the state as an excelling school since its inception, Perry distinguishes itself by providing an enriched environment where students can develop Pride in themselves, their school, and their community; where they can demonstrate Progress in their ability to think critically in a technologically advanced society; and where they can realize their Purpose as responsible citizens.
Perry High Highlights
Qualified for State Men’s: Football, Swim & Dive, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball (State Champions), Soccer (State Champions), Wrestling, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball (State Champions)
Qualified for State Women’s: Badminton (State Runner-up), Golf, Swim & Dive, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Tennis, Pom (State Runner-up) and Cheer (Show Cheer State Champions), Volleyball, Softball (State Runner-up), Track and Field, Beach Vol-leyball
FINE ARTS: Art Seal, 39 artists earned the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency 2 artists double sealed. Honors Programs for the various Art courses. NHSDA- National Honors Society for Dance Arts. TRI-M- Music Honor Society. TS- International Thespian Society. NAHS- Na-tional Art Honors Society for Art- Sculpture, Photo and Art
Perry Band: Tri-M collectively engaged in 340 hours of community service. The Puma Regi-ment earned the AzMBA 2A State Championship. Six Band students successfully auditioned for the Southwest Regional Honor Band. The Symphonic Band qualified for and gave an ex-cellent performance at the ABODA State Festival. A Jazz Band member was recognized with a Notable Soloist Award by ABODA. Symphonic Band performed for the inaugural CUSD Sec-ondary Band Day.
Perry Orchestra: Perry Orchestra performed at the Fall ABODA adjudicated Orchestra Fes-tival and the Marcos de Niza Orchestra adjudicated festival and earned "Superior with Dis-tinction" at both festivals. Six Perry Orchestra students qualified for and participated in the Southwest Regional Orchestra. One Perry Orchestra student qualified for and participated in the Arizona All-State Orchestra - earning 6th chair in the first violin section - one of the very best violinists in the state!
CTE: Top 25 senior in the culinary C-CAP competition, 2nd place in Advertising Design and 7 Print Excellence Awards, 2 Cyber Scholars in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition, 3 top recognition awards in Family Careers and Community Leaders of America
STEM Diploma Program: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Directed towards promoting the importance of high school achievement and the value of rigorous course work. A Stem Diploma and Stem Scholar Diploma are offered. Finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Super Bowl Host Committee-Top STEM schools in AZ and Expect More Arizona Spotlight STEM program.
Clubs: Over 100 diverse extracurricular activities for all students