I love this school. Two of my children attended Pershing, and I'm hoping my third will have the chance. Unfortunately, the new administration (namely the new principal) is ruining what used to be an amazing educational experience. She has taken away the block schedule, drama, and doesn't listen to parent input. I hope she sees the light and adjusts to the needs of our community.
My child has attended this school in the past. Lack of organization between teachers and lack of student safety due to bullying is why my child no longer attends.
I like Pershing Middle School, it is a great school to send my son to, there are lots of activities for the kids. Bullying does need to stop
Pershing was our first foray into public school in San Diego Unified, and we were pleased and impressed, especially given the critical budget issues facing the schools. The principal is passionate about the school and does an excellent job of communicating with parents. Our daughter, an A student, was challenged and engaged in all of her classes. The band program was especially helpful in that it enabled her to find a small group of like-minded students that helped her get comfortable at school. Yes, student behavior is a little different if you come from a private school environment, but kids are engaged and learning. The block schedule is great. We recommend this school.
it is great has excellent teachers supportive it has tutoring it has a principal that is strong and hard working
I had two children go through Pershing. Ms. Sullivan is an education goddess. There are many excellent teachers at Pershing who are dedicated to the profession. That being said, the decision last year to combine GATE students with non GATE students resulted in my child being bored to death. Homework was completed in class and classes were taught at a slower rate than in previous years.
Three yrs ago my child was on the way to Lewis md.. That is until I spent time with the principal and on the campus of Pershing. I was awed by the classrooms I visited, and also wanted my son to join the upcoming engineer class. Now, my son excels in ways that I could never have dreamed of. He, has a result of his work in the engineering class, been slotted to assume an intern position on the day he turns 18, with a major engineering firm. Thank you Mrs Sullivan, and thank you for the excellent staff that you have at there at Pershing. Sam Salazar
My child is a 6th grader at Pershing. The reason we chose this school over other middle schools in the area was becuase of its high GATE scores and classes that the principal liked to advertise. Much to our desmay, the principal decided to have all students taught at a GATE level. As a result, my bright child is put with others who barely know their multiplication table. She is bored because of the slow pace she is taught at and I am afraid she might be falling behind. The classes are big and the teacher can rarely give individual attention. The drama and the music teachers are great.
My child has done very well, and loves going to school at Pershing. I have been very satisfied with her teachers and impressed with the principal.
If your child is not a top ranking student academically then they are lost in the system and do not get the help they need.
Fantastic School. My daughter Graduated last year and she had a perfect 4.0. I love the teachers and staff at this school. I recommend this school to everyone
My third daughter is attending Pershing Middle School. All of them are high achievers in the gifted program. I have been very pleased with the curriculum, teachers, staff, and other students. My older girls are both 4.0+ students in High School, and they both agreed that Pershing provided them with the tools to achieve greater success than their peers who attended other schools. The only negative would have to be the Spanish class where each girl found it neither to be dynamic nor very useful in learning the language.
Awesome school. Our children are high achieving/gifted and they have been challenged at every level at Pershing. Dynamic leadership and the teachers are just amazing. Nurturing and safe campus. They have completely prepared my kids for high school. Small school atmosphere on a large campus.
Pershing Middle has been a great school for my daughter last year and so far this year. The principal regularly greets kids as they arrive in the morning, the VP's are active and visible. The teachers have been professional, caring, and available after school. The band teacher helped secure 1st place in a statewide competition last year, although left for another school this year. The availability of a new engineering program this year is exciting and was my daughter's choice of elective. The drama department is very active with 2 productions offered every year, and most interested kids are encouraged to participate. There is a level of parent involvement but I am unsure of the percentage.
Pershing is a fantastic school! The sent 120 students to the Greater San Diego Science Fair, they will have an engineering lab in the Fall of '06, connected to www.pltw.org, and the scores continue to go up every year. Student safety is not an issue as they have an amazing staff which looks out for all students and their needs. Also, the curriculum for all skill levels is challanging. Our child is thriving their and we can't wait for our other child to go there in the fall!
The principal is exceptional--she knows every child. The teachers seem to really care about the children.
Great school!! Funding a little low so equipement not very high-tech...except for science. Great scince class and teacher.
overall a good school. i would have liked to see more programs available to those students who perform above average, especially with the avid program.
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