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4812 9th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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(718) 633-8200
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April 26, 2015
my extremely awesome class mate loves chop suey but i'd go for the tuna eyeballs...

- submitted by a community member

April 26, 2015
Yeah so turns out I don't SUFFER from AdorablenEss. I enjoy having it. And also I like chop suey.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
My daughter's school has excellent programs which help students to success in their academic skills incorporating all the standards as well as the common core.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2013
i went to this school from 1970-72 i had some great and some bad teachers

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October 08, 2013
Hi, I am from this school and I really need people to know about this school. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this school, people think this school is bad but once you experience it you'd notice that what other people said is wrong!! Seriously people shouldn't rub down on us just because we are in Pershing 'cause you'll never know if some student is just as smart as someone who goes to McAuliffe. School shouldn't be judged harshly, we are all learning the same thing from the same curriculum of NYC. STOP JUDGING US it's not okay.

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May 17, 2013
im in this school and I'm starting to like it. It is awesome.I hope others go there too

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March 31, 2013
Teachers show favoritism. Not all of them though, out of the entire staff, I think only 3 teachers have their head in place. I'm graduating this year and I'm happy to be out of here because of the awful staff and students. The students are just plain obnoxious, and don't take anything seriously, their main focus is "who can get the most people to like them?". The teachers (excluding the 3), are also obnoxious and doesn't listen to what the students have to say. They just give you assignments to do and assume that it's best for you, not to mention that some of them are just plain lazy. I can't say I found any good friends in here either, they all disappointed me at some point. What utter rubbish!

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November 12, 2012
I graduated PERSHING on January 1945. Had a great time in the school with teachers like Ms. Spear who later on became Mrs. Biedenkapp, Mr. Goldstein, Mr. Copeland, Mr Eisenberg and last but not least Mr. Unterberg who lived on 9th Avenue between 42nd & 41st Street. I also played on the schools basketball Team and at that time there was agreat player by the name of Moe Goldman. A wonderful time was had at this school and graduated in January 1948 in Class 9B8.

- submitted by a community member

June 17, 2011
Teachers BEWARE: Not exactly the best place to work. While there is one solid administrator there (not the one in charge), you will find that this school is not managed well. They motivate with threats ( 'motivate' is really stretching it) and do not know how to efficiently manage people. Had these individuals been in management positions in any other sector, they would not have lasted long. There are high attrition rates here in terms of new teachers and there is a reason for it. They do not provide solid mentoring nor do they offer any constructive criticism. Criticize they will most definitely do, but not in a manner that will help improve one's performance and grow as a professional. Like most schools here in NYC, the main focus is test scores and most administration makes this their obvious priority (although they will try to claim otherwise). There are plenty of good teachers at Pershing, but in all honesty, those in charge do not belong where they sit. One of the assistant principals should actually be the principle himself and the others need a solid lesson in how to manage people... adults and children alike...

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2009
well, i am currently in my last year of this school and i really had such a great time in Pershing,. Ill miss all the awesome teachers that take the time to learn personalities of the students, and who are helping me achieve my goals.

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2008
This is a great school for kids my child is doing great in school for the such good academics they have and extra carricular activites I recomended this school for all other kids.

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January 13, 2008
I have worked in this school for several years now and have really enjoyed teaching here. There are a lot of challenges because many of our students are english language learners. However, both the teachers and administrators really do work hard to analyze problems and try to find solutions. The school also provides a wonderful theater and art program.

- submitted by a teacher

January 11, 2008
I use to be in this school, its to big, so teachers in the school cant take care everyone.

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June 08, 2006
Its a good school but you cant say very good. you can give it a 2and a half.

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Jhs 220 John J Pershing
4812 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11220
(718) 633-8200
Last modified Jhs 220 John J Pershing is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 220 John J Pershing Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top