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About Our District

Peru Elementary School District 124, commonly referred to as Peru Public Schools, serves the community of Peru, Illinois, a city of over 10,000 residents located in north central Illinois. Peru ESD 124 now has two attendance centers: Northview Elementary School for children in grades PreK - 4, and Parkside Middle School for students in grades 5 through 8. The district feeds into LaSalle-Peru High School. Some parents choose to send their children to St. Bede Academy, a private high school located in Peru.

Our school district has a long standing tradition of academic excellence. The district offers its students a rich curriculum including preschool, gifted education, state of the art technology, an incredible hands on STEM lab, an outstanding fine arts program and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

Mission Statement

Preparing our students to learn, grow and reach their greatest potential.


943 PreK-8 Students

Faculty and Staff

128 Employees

Fiscal Year 2022 Expenditure Budget

$13.1 Million

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Peru Elementary District 124 1800 Church Street Peru, IL  61354

Phone: 815-223-1111 FAX: 815-223-0490

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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