Perry Middle School renovations make progress

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Classroom construction progresses Thursday morning in the Perry Middle School.


Progress continues on the $5.7 million Perry Middle School renovation project under the supervision of Urbandale-based Ball Team Construction LLC.

“It is progressing. That’s a good thing,” Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks told the Perry School Board in July.

The Perry School Board awarded the $5.7 million construction contract in April, and asbestos abatement began in May at the 62-year-old PMS building. About 400 PMS students are currently sharing classroom space in the Perry High School with about 550 PHS students.

The many planned renovations at the middle school include:

  • Expanded and relocated classrooms
  • Updated furniture, student desks, chairs, cabinetry and fixtures
  • Relocated and updated main office and guidance offices
  • Relocated media center and teachers’ lounge
  • A new STEM lab and computer lab
  • New wiring and electrical
  • Updated projectors
  • Updated commons area and cafeteria
  • All new lighting throughout the building
  • All new ceilings throughout the building
  • Branding throughout the building

The Perry Middle School was originally built as the Perry High School in 1959. The current Perry High School was built in 2000.

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