LaSalle-Peru Township High School is a comprehensive high school composed of grades 9-12 with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. The school operates on a fixed daily schedule of seven periods of 50 or 55 minutes each. Two semesters of 18 weeks make up the school year with summer school optional. The school is accredited by the North Central Association and the State of Illinois.
Part of the LP High School mission is to motivate students to develop the abilities to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. To accomplish this goal, the School District offers a wide variety of classes, clubs and organizations, and sports and a wonderful array of exciting, challenging, and interesting classes across nine academic divisions, including many honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and dual credit opportunities. These academic and extracurricular activities prepare LP students for life after high school, whether they plan to continue their education at the collegiate level or go straight to the workforce.
The LPHS faculty includes 87 certified teachers, 5 counselors, 1 social worker, and 1 school psychologist -- 60 percent of whom hold master’s degrees.