LaSalle-Peru Township High School District 120 is located in western LaSalle County at the intersection of interstates 80 and 39. The school district encompasses 184 square miles and serves the residents of LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby, Utica, Tonica, Cedar Point, Leonore, and Lostant.
The Mission of LaSalle-Peru Township High School is to educate all students to the highest standards in a safe and challenging environment while developing within each of them:
• The ability to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively.
• Pride and respect in themselves, school, and community.
• An inspiration to become life-long learners who meet the challenges of an ever changing and diverse world.
The Mission Statement was crafted by LPHS student Connor Hickey (Class of 2015) .
LaSalle-Peru Township High School is a comprehensive high school composed of grades 9-12 with an enrollment of approximately 1,250 students.
Our Faculty & Staff
The LPHS faculty includes 90 certified teachers, 5 counselors, 2 social workers, and 1 school psychologist -- 73 percent of whom hold master’s degrees.
Our School Song
The Red & Green
Come all students of LP High,
We will shout our cheers to the sky.
‘Neath our colors flying on high
Loyalty will never die.
Wave our banners of green and red,
Brightly flashing high over head.
Always loyal, LaSalle-Peru,
Great our love for you.
School of honor, glory and fame,
With true pride we’re praising your name.
Known throughout the country and state
As a school that’s truly great.
Everyone is singing your praise,
All our voices loudly we raise.
Always upright, noble and true,
~Lyrics by Vernice McHugh (Class of '32)
Music by Susan Jane (Woods) Hoelle (Class of '34)
The LaSalle-Peru Township High School beliefs, vision statement and mission statement were created through a community planning process in 2012. These statements help guide all decisions made at LP High School.