Perry High School’s graduates of 2016-2017, who are earning millions in cash bonuses from a company they founded, are among those who have earned the highest paychecks in the nation.
Perry High was founded in 2011 by Perry and his brother, Jason, and is part of a network of schools, including a handful in the Midwest, that offer stock options.
The school, located in Ames, Iowa, is ranked No. 7 among public high schools by U.S. News & World Report, according to data compiled by the school.
The school, which offers an online MBA program and other online programs, has more than 2,000 alumni and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to.
The company, which was founded by Jason Perry and Paul LeBrun, has an annual revenue of $1.6 billion and employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, according an online search on the company’s website.
Perry, who is the highest paid executive in the company, received a total compensation package of $7.4 million in 2016, according a statement from the school’s leadership.
The Perry brothers founded Perry High in the summer of 2012 after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in business administration.
They are both on the board of directors of the company.
Perrys family foundation has donated $3 million to the school, according the school statement.