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Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet

Public | PK-3 | 257 students

 
 

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Posted August 19, 2009

I am extremely satisified with the learning experience at Pershing. They have extremely high standards for the students and instill the parents into the childs everyday learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

The school is a wonderful learning environment, the staff is very nice, friendly, professional and very personalable. The Principle there Mrs Hill runs a type ship however it is all in good taste. She knows the children my name and acknowledges them with tough love and much respect. I only ask that the consistency of the uniform be addressed at all times not periodically. Otherwise Love Pershing East Magnet school its staff, vice principal, principal, and her love, work and her ability to collaboratively work with teachers and parents to meet the needs of students!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

For this school to have 'Magnet Status', I really don't see what's so magnet about it. The curriculum is basic and unchallenging. The Principle Ms. Hill is arrogant and does nothing to enhance Pershing's mission. Pershing West is just as bad. The Principles of both schools are friends. Many parents are considering enrolling their children elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Pershing East is a school filled with teachers who care, and students who have a 'hunger' for learning. In addition to their great teaching staff, the students are also supported by a wonderful principat and assistant principal who work together in an effort to bridge the gap between school and home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

The school is a pretty nice one. My child could be challenged a bit more, but I try to do that at home. More afterschool extracurricular activities such as pom pon, music, sports, etc. Should be offered. Overall, ms. Hill and the team does a nice job considering that the district expects all of the schools to teach to the test!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

This use to be a good school. It no longer has the intimate family feel since doubling their classes (two classrooms per grade). My child attended for several years. We have since switched to another school. I never knew what my child would come home saying or what he was exposed to from other students. The principal at the time didn't take my concerns seriously. The classroom was a wild and out of control environment. I have since learned that homework was fully 'reviewed' prior to coming home. When we changed schools, my child expected his teacher to 'give' him the answers to his homework before the end of the day. That was a hard thing to break with him. Changing schools was the best thing I could have done. My child has soared academically since leaving. Even skipped a grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This is an excellent school. My child is reading, wrinting and comprehending math computations at a very fast past. She is involved in the violen classes that are offered and the parents are welcome in the office at all times. I love Pershing Magnet East School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

Great school. Very small and personable. The teachers are outstanding especially Mrs. Salek-Zept
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Posted August 20, 2005

I was a parent of a preschooler and I found that, although my child was an early reader, the teacher didn't reinforce it in the room. When questioned, she said that it wasn't a part of the guidelines and she wanted to be certain she followed policy strictly. This by the book attitude, is what led me to another school. I know for a fact that there are public schools and teachers in public schools who do differentiate instruction so that each child is learning at their own pace. if you have a child who is reading and can pick up language arts concepts fast, use this ability to teach other skills. While speaking with other parents in the upper grades, it was apparent that there had been a lot of grade inflation in previous years. Many of the students made the honor roll but the school's test scores were declining.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female83%
Male39%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income58%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 18%
Hispanic 4% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3113 South Rhodes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
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