Peru High School
Peru High School, also known as "PHS", is a high school located in Peru, Indiana, United States, serving students in grades 9–12 for Peru Community Schools. The former high school is included in the Peru High School Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
|Peru High School|
401 North Broadway
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Peru Community Schools|
|Athletics||Indiana High School Athletic Association|
|Athletics conference||Three Rivers|
Peru High's school colors are old gold and black and their athletic nickname is the Bengal Tigers.
Peru High School won a state championship in boys tennis 1970-71.
The Peru High School Wrestling Program has won 6 Conferences, 14 Sectionals, and 6 Regionals in just the last 20 years. Wrestling is a single class sport in Indiana.
The Peru High School Boys Basketball team has won 40 Sectional titles and 3 Regional titles dating back to 1927.
Peru High School's main rivals are the other two schools in Miami County: Maconaquah and North Miami.
Peru High School offers the following sports:
The Peruvian is the school's bi-weekly paper with current news, editorials, special features, photos, and a complete sports section.
The Narcissus is the student yearbook that is published annually.
- G. David Thompson (1899-1965), investment banker, industrialist, and modern art collector.
- Kyle Macy was the 22nd overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns. Macy went on to play one season each for the Chicago Bulls (1985-86) and the Indiana Pacers (1986-87) before retiring from the NBA.
- John Francis O'Hara, Cardinal, Archbishop of Philadelphia; and, President of the University of Notre Dame.
- David J. North is a Hollywood screenwriter. His credits include the hit Drama NCIS (TV series) and the long running Late Show with David Letterman (both CBS). In 2010 he returned home to speak to the student body. His lecture was covered extensively by the Peru Tribune.
- Frank Erhart Emmanuel Germann (1887–1974), physicist, physical chemist, and university professor. He was a founding member of the modern chemistry department of the University of Colorado.
- Albert Fredrick Ottomar Germann (1886–1976), physical chemist, university professor, and chemical entrepreneur. He was a founder (1935) and President of Nutritional Research Associates, Inc., in South Whitley, Indiana.
- B.J. Penn Class of 1956, Under Secretary of the Navy 1982-85.
- "Peru High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/07/13 through 1/11/13. National Park Service. 2013-01-18.
- "Thompson, G. David". MetMuseum. Retrieved 25 September 2015.