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Pershing Middle School

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Posted February 25, 2013

We moved to Springfield from Nixa after being somewhat brainwashed that Nixa schools were the best. The kids are very snobby in Nixa, but seem very grounded in Springfield. Our son has thrived at Pershing. He is nearly a straight A student and has made good friends. His teachers are wonderful and really seem to care about him as a person. The principal and asst principal are excellent. So far, we are very impressed with Pershing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

This school is seriously lacking in important areas but far exceeds In other areas. The best band in Springfield by far. They have an amazing band. There are some good Sports activities offered but at a price. You have to pay for a lot Of things. The teachers are crabby, and act like they don't really like Their jobs. Bullying, fighting, drugs, sex and clicks are in full force here and The authorities make many visits to this school. they even have a school officer on premises but it helps little. Do yourself a favor and go to private school or the surrounding schools outside of town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

Pershing is a wonderful school that has great teachers! They also have one of the best orchestra programs in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

Pershing Middle school is a great school! They teach vey well, and have a great choice of music. They also have pleanty of after school activities including clubs,cheerlading, and other various sports.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 52% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 74%
Black 6% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Natalie Cauldwell
Fax number
  • (417) 523-2495

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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2120 Ventura
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 523-2400

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