School News


Honor Roll


Over 80 4th and 5th graders received a medal for earning A’s and B’s on their report card. Perkins students do well academically. One proud father told me, “Before school started, I asked my son what goals he wanted to set for himself. My mind was on sports. His son said, I am setting a goal to make all A’s … Read more »

Rock Lives On!


On Thursday, February 4, 2016 our third and fifth grade students performed on stage at Roosevelt High School. This was a great experience for our Perkins students. It was fun to see our students having gyrating and singing these historical songs as well as learning at the same time. Congratulations to Mrs. Dietz and all of our performers. … Read more »


Mitten Tree


Give yourself a hand for all those mittens we have collected. Your generous donations help provide warm mittens for our students.  We will collect them until the end February. What we don’t give away will be donated to the homeless shelter.


Model Urban Demonstration School


There is some exciting news to share with you on the academic future of Perkins. We have been selected to be a model Urban Demonstration School-beginning next year. We are honored to have been chosen to be the pioneers who will pave the way for this exciting academic opportunity. Every day, we begin our morning … Read more »


Perfect Homework Week


Mr. Sondag’s class has been working hard all year to have every student turn in their homework on time! Last week it finally happened. Yahoo! The students earned a Pajama party in the classroom.  The students are working towards more rewards for everyone turning in their homework! Nice job Mr. Sondag’s class!


Academic Growth


Perkins students are making huge academic progress on their mid year tests. Some students gaining as much as 500 points from their fall SRI and SMI results. As test results are completed, Perkins staff present academic medals. We are proud of the hard work our students do everyday to improve academically and want to show … Read more »

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About Perkins Elementary School


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Perkins Academy is a culturally diverse community of high achieving students. Academic Data Teams and student data are the catalyst of Professional development and instruction throughout the year. Read More…

Perkins is leading the way in the classroom and understands the power of education….

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