About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Pershing Middle School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Pershing Middle School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Pershing Middle School Reviews
This is a terrible school! My daughter has been going there since her 6th grd year and she has had a horrible time with bullying. I'll say 90 percent of the staff offers no help towards this issues. Not to mention that majority of the teaching staff were just there for a pay check and not to invest in the childs future. This school has been a complete nighmare for myself and my daughter. We have literally been stressed out for 3 years! If you love your child do not send them to Pershing Middle School.
I personally adore this school! I came from a private school and I absolutely enjoyed my three years. I was new to the Houston area and I learned a lot from my peers. My teachers helped me excel. Of course there were a teacher or two that were OK, not bad but simply OK. Which school doesn't have a couple flaws?
There are many high school credit classes such as French, Chinese, Spanish, and Native Spanish, which you have the opportunity to get for high school credits. If you come from a school that offers dual language, for example Mark Twain Elementary School, you can start in the program in 6th grade, which is an awesome opportunity. Fine arts is our magnet program; we have won gold key awards for our students' art and gone to state championships and placed in the top 3. Also, drama and musical theater awards. Band has gone to Nationals every year and we won every year for 3 years. Choir goes out of the state to compete with the nation's best.
Parents, if you care for your child, don't let them attend Pershing. My Mom and I thought Pershing would be the best choice, but trust me, it wasn't
I can also guarantee, that you won't learn a single thing at this school. From science, to math, to reading, and history, it will all be a fourth-grade elementary review. Even the high school credit classes won't teach you anything more than a fifth-grade TAKS review. From my 3 years of experience there, I forgot more than I learned.
In the end, my friends and I (The three of us applied to Debakey High School) struggled on the entrance exams, and on those entrance exams, were the subjects that Pershing should have taught us from the start. We all agreed that we used Elementary-school knowledge on the tests, because we had no other knowledge.
So, as a victim of Pershing's nightmarish ways, I implore you to not attend this school.