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.
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.
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.