The 65-square mile Perry Central School District is located primarily in Wyoming County, and includes the western New York townships of Perry, Castile, Warsaw, Covington, and a small portion of Leicester in adjoining Livingston County. The total district population numbers approximately 7,500.
An independent district, Perry Central School serves 1,200 students in full-day kindergarten through grade 12. Instruction is currently organized in two buildings located within the village of Perry: an elementary/junior high (K-8) building and a senior high school serving grades 9-12.
A total of 114 faculty and 78 support personnel make up the staff at Perry Central. In addition to the superintendent of schools, the district's administrative team includes two principals, a director of pupil services, and a business administrator.
Other professional and support personnel include a school counselor in each building, two school nurses, and a library media specialist in each building. The district also employs one school psychologist, and two speech therapists. The custodial staff is overseen by a director of facilities. Each school building has a kitchen and cafeteria which is supervised by a cafeteria manager.
Bussing is contracted through the Letchworth Central School District.
Located approximately 45 miles equidistant from the major cultural and educational centers of Rochester and Buffalo, Perry lies amid the rolling hills and lush farmland of the Genesee Valley. Perched above the shores of lovely Silver Lake, the village boasts the rambling, romantic architecture which embodies its early history as a Victorian Age resort area.
The local economy can be described as a blend of small business and agriculture, and many Perry residents commute to the Buffalo and Rochester areas for employment. Due to its central location, the area offers a multitude of cultural, educational, and commercial benefits. Colleges and universities serving the region include the Universities of Buffalo and Rochester, Canisius College, Genesee Community College, and the State University College at Geneseo just 10 miles to the east. There are 16 churches in the Perry community, and hospitals and medical facilities are readily available to area residents.