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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 257

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3113 South Rhodes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

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(773) 534-9272
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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.

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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!!!!!

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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.

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June 06, 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.

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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!

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January 03, 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!

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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

September 02, 2005
Great school. Very small and personable. The teachers are outstanding especially Mrs. Salek-Zept

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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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Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet
3113 South Rhodes Avenue, Chicago, IL  60616
(773) 534-9272
Last modified Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet is a Public school that serves grades PK-3
Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top