Perry Meridian High School

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Perry Meridian High School
PMHS Entrance.jpg
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1972
Locale Large city
Principal Roland Abraham
Assistant Principals Kevin Albright, Sarah Brewer[1]
Grades 9-12
Number of students 2,250
Color(s)               
Mascot Falcons
Snapshot PMHS
Website

Perry Meridian High School is a high school on 400 W. Meridian School Road in Indianapolis, Indiana, 46217, on the far southside of Indianapolis. It is one of two public high schools serving grades nine through twelve in the Perry Township, along with Southport High School. Enrollment count, submitted to the Indiana Department of Education for the 2009-10 school year, was 2,250.[2]

Perry Meridian High School is part of the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township.[3]

The school colors are Navy Blue, Powder Blue and Silver. The school mascot is the Falcon.

History[edit]

Perry Meridian opened its doors in the fall of 1973 under principal James Head. Students and teachers came from Southport High School, which previously was the only high school in Perry Township. Perry Meridian only enrolled grades 9-11 during its first year. Southport students picked the school colors and mascot for Perry during the 1972-73 school year.[citation needed]

The current principal of Perry Meridian High School is Mr. Rolland Abraham, former principle of Shakamak High School in Jasonville, IN.

Freedom Writers Controversy[edit]

In March 2008, an English teacher (a 27-year veteran) at the high school, Mrs. Connie Heerman, was suspended without pay for using the book The Freedom Writers Diary in her classroom when "the school board contend[ed] she didn't follow the rules for getting permission to use it." In April 2008, the board voted to let this suspension run until the end of the semester in 2009.[4]

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Coordinates: 39°38′52″N 86°09′58″W / 39.64778°N 86.16611°W / 39.64778; -86.16611