Students enrolled 1653
School leader KIM HECKMAN
Transportation options Yes
District Houston Independent School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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3838 Blue Bonnet Boulevard
Houston, TX 77025

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(713) 295-5240
(713) 295-5252
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4 stars
Based on 48 ratings

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October 08, 2014
Pershing is a great school with a fantastic balance of academics, athletics, and art. Each day my kids get athletics/movement, art, and academics. The teachers are so great. My kids are very very happy there!

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
BAD PEOPLE BAC WORDS USING BAD WORD MAKING FUN OG ALL PEOPLE ALOT OF APPROPRIATE THINGS AND THE OFFICE FOR THIS YEAR IS THE WORST THEY ARE SO MEAN AND ALSO DR GALLOWAY EVEN THE TEACHER ARE MEAN

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2014
PERSHING MIDDLE SCHOOL IS THE BEST BY FAR... they have great academic techniques the teachers are outstanding they have a superior ecosystem and as you can tell from my vocabulary thanks to Mrs.Angela Ford-Castille is very etiquette although i had one controversial problem with one teacher who is now retired THANK GOD over religious remarks and getting detention for it the school is not bad at all great magnet programs and great sports athletic teams i am glad to be going to seventh grade at this wonderful school i highly recommend you send your child to this school

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2014
My child attended Pershing for 6th and 7th grade, 6th grade wasn't too bad due to the fact we were getting adjusted to middle school, but 7th grade has been horrible. We were without a Math teacher from October to January. Im not sure if the teachers are over worked, but it's definitely a hit or miss. You may get a teacher who cares, you may not. I could go on and on but the worst part of the entire year has been the countless fights on campus. The criteria of the students at this school has decreased and it was surprising to hear from my daughter about all of the fights and commotion going on at the school. I firmly believe the principal is disengaged and living in a bubble and has no clue to what takes place in the classrooms. The turn around time for communication between parents and teachers needs huge improvement. We will not be returning for 8th grade. Please do you research.....

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
My child love's Pershing! It is fantastic! My daughter tells me the complaining students are often the ones who would rather not be A.P. or try their best. Unfortunately, there are those who run society and those who follow. If you are a runner, Pershing has one of the best Magnet programs around.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2013
This school is the worst school I have ever went to. There is only a few good teachers the rest will just sit there doing nothing screaming at us for no apperant reason. There is CONSTANT bullying. The lunches are HORRIBLE. We have the shortest amount of time to get to class! We still have to go upstairs, go to our lockers I mean some of the classes take a running pace to get to on time! The dress code, we can only wear it if it says pershing!? Really!? Thats just a way to get money. We can only wear it if its our color! Why!? We have grade level undershirts, I.D.'s and the hallways to tell us what grade we're in. The homework is crazy!!! Everyday giant packets for homework for nearly every class. This school is what makes me hate going to school. A girl cant hug her best friend because its PDA!!! A girl cant hug a boy even if its her brother because its PDA. No piercings allowed!? Why?! Come on pershing. Stop being so strict. We're teenagers not slaves.

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2013
Pershing is a great school. The kids there are amazing,I admit some may be trouble makers or bullies but thats at every school.However,I do not like how if a person hits you first if you hit back you get in trouble too.I think that's unfair. I'm in the gt program and I will leave with 3 credits for high school already, I think that is amazing. I think any kid would be lucky to go to Pershing.I would actually cry when I couldn't go to school.That's how great the school is, I have made friends I will have forever.The fact that Pershing has so many kids also makes everything even more amazing.No school is like it. So, um yea I like Pershing but it is up to you so you should look into Pershing.As a bonus I mean pandas are pretty cute so that helps to.

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2013
This Is like the best school ever!! I went here fo 6th grade and im not sure if 7th grade but i really like this school, really nice people, good teachers, the principale is really nice, I went to this school and i dont want to leave, im so sad, I lovee this school, I highly recommend kids to go here!! they will learn and have fun at the same time! GO PERSHING PANAS!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2013
I think everyone should know that Pershing is awesome. They dont sell drugs! Don't think that. Dont believe what others say... Yes there were some accidents but that can happen to one OF THE BEST SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD. GO PERSHING PANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2013
I absolutely love Pershing. Choosing Pershing was my greatest choice and the 3 years in Pershing was the best 3 years in my life. The people there are so kind, sweet, and funny and going to school is probably the only thing i want to do. When i came to Pershing, i didnt know a lot of English, but thanks to all the helpful teachers and the friendly students, i was able to make friends and become much better at English. The education at Pershing is great and as years passed by, the test scores had gone up thanks to the new principal. Choosing Pershing might be the only choice u will never regret.

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2013
Pershing Middle school is by far the worst school I have ever been too. The teachers there don't really care too much about their student's feelings and are straight up rude. In my eighth grade year, a teacher made fun of a girl and called her dumb to another student while she was in the room and made her cry. This is the perfect example of what the majority of the teachers that work there are like: unjust and cruel. The administration tries to change the negative things about the school but it seems like when things fail, they give up. The so-so education that school has to offer is not worth putting your child through three years of misery.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2013
I just have one thing to say...THIS SCHOOL IS STRAIGHT UP FIVE STAR! You'll love this school so much you will never regret being there. The principle has great leadership and you'll never know she's a principle because she always walk around the school and help out with everything so you'll feel like she's just a teacher and you wont be afraid to talk to her. The teachers here are the most loving, advanced in teaching, and probally the funniest people alive! The students here are very friendly towards other and they absolutely love new students~ I have been in Pershing for 3 years and im graduating this year. My brother is very picky and he was forced to go to this school even though he likes Pin Oak, but now he love it so much he doesnt want to move school anymore~ I would totally RECOMMEND this school because it's fantastic~!

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2013
Four Words Cross Country is awesome The Athletics program here is just plain awesome. Cross Country and Track are great. The coaches are friendly, and they help you become a better athlete. The teachers are great, and the class rooms and awesome. I am not gonna lie, it's not the perfect school, but it's as perfect as it will ever get. =]

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2012
Our family has been very pleased with our granddaughters experience at Pershing. She has been challenged academically thru their "gifted and talented" program. She has enjoyed a multi-cultural exposure and made many new friends. The sports programs at Pershing have been really great for her. She does at least 3 sports year round and loves playing for her school. This is a GREAT neighborhood school!

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2012
Pershing Middle School has been a blessing for our family and neighborhood. Our child will be moving on to High School in 2013 and she will have 3 High School Classes already completed! The Fine Arts program are a plus even though we are zoned and did not need apply. The Vanguard classes employ critical thinking and in my opinion are un matched to any private school in Houston. We are PROUD PANDAS!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2012
Sad memories from Pershing, my two kids got bullied in this school and for two years I am not able to reach the principle of this school or find a solution with the principle assistance, every time my kids tried to defense them selves they got punished and if you ask the school to do something, they do not care. Teachers there are unhelpful, screening in their class rooms, and un-understandable to any situation. I spent two years of struggling and tears. I am glad I moved my children away of this disaster environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
This school has a great group of teachers. We have brought the rating of Pershing up to "Recognize". The school also has great diversity among the student body and excellent extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2011
I can't believe the people from the PTO at Pershing Middle School act so rude towards people that need of there assistance especially the lady in charge of the uniforms. Shes supposed to set up an example and be nice to her customers but instead screams at people in public. Pershing staff pay attention to whoever wants to help if they really want to help they should be nicer.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
I went to Pershing MS for 6th and 7th grade, all i have to say is I had the best time of my life there and wish I could have gone back for 8th grade to continue going to good classes and seeing my favorite teachers and friends. Although a lot has happened at Pershing, i would still rather go there than anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2010
I am a student at this school. I think the teachers are decent but so many of the students here don't know what good learning is! There's too many students here already and it's not a very good school

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2010
Pershing has a new principal. She is starting her third year. She has made an amazing improvement in the school. Both the staff and the parents respect her very much. The environment is always positive and the kids are excelling both in grades and in outside activities. You could not pay for a better education.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
I have had 2 children go through Pershing Middle School and 1 child is still there. My two high school students are thriving at Bellaire High in both their rigorous academic classes and their social and sports associations. I owe that in large part to the great training, strong academic standards and excellent leadership at Pershing. Even though Pershing is ~1700 students, we never felt lost in the crowd. I actually had a teacher call me at home just to tell me that my child was excelling in class. What public school does that...Pershing! Go Pandas! I am a huge fan of Perhing Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Last year I went to a private middle school. It was not the best education. I found public schools much better. When looking for schools I came across Pershing and Pin Oak to be the best schools possible. In the end I picked Pin Oak. I am a very happy student at Pin Oak. It is a much better school than any other school I have seen so far. It is very well organized. I recommend Pin Oak. GO CHARGERS! :)

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- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2009
I am a student currently attending Pershing. I think this is a very good school and racially diverse. I am in 8th grade and already have 2 high school credits (algebra and spanish). I will be sad when I leave. I have made great friends and had exellent teachers that actually helped me when I was struggling. The foreign language teachers are really hard and strict but help so much. The fine arts department is amazing and has different levels that you audition for so you actually improve.

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2008
This school is AWESOME! The teachers are very knowledgable and show their love and passion for teaching. I went to this school for all three years, and it has improved each time. Pershing Middle School has the most, and the newest technology in all of HISD! Only Pershing has it, and I'm am very proud to say that I went to Pershing Middle School!

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2008
Pershing is a great school

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April 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
Great school! Teachers could nont be any better!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 19, 2008
I love Pershing. I have so many good friends there. The teachers are great and really help when you don't understand something. The administrators are great, but strict. The fine arts department is amazing. I love the block scheduling, it gives you more time to do your homework. I will be sad to leave Pershing at the end of this year.. I love it here.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2007
My son went to this school a couple of years ago and had a terrible experience. I found the cluster of teachers for his classes to be extremely harsh and negative, not an encouraging word was ever spoken by none of them. The principal was of no help whatsoever when I complained to him.

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August 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 04, 2007
I have attend this school for about 2 years now and i would have to say pershing middle school is the most pothetic middle school in hisd. My older sister also attend this school for her 6th-8th grade years and she also thought this school was very how I would say pothetic also. I'm in specail ed. math and had done that there and I would have to say if your thinking about sending your child to pershing for special ed. math, I definitly DO NOT recommend it.

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July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 18, 2007
The kids success is only as good as their cluster leader and my son had a horrible one.Everyone was aware of her terrible personality-bad attitude towards the kids and very rude.Took my complains to the principal but he backed her up no matter what she did.He is not a good leader and this school is not kid friendly. I pulled my child out and no one cared even though we are zoned to that school.This school does not care about their students. They have people in charge that have no business being in the positions they have.They can have the most beautiful building in Houston-they need to change teachers and the principal.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
As a student going to this school, I would like to say they put pressure where needed and are sympathetic when needed. this school is a great school, if you hang out with the right crowd (its really not that hard to determine which crowd is 'safe') there are the occasional fights and breakouts but hey, its middle school, the discipline is tough, but hey, its middle school, if they don't straighten us up, who will? The fine art classes are wonderful, most of the teachers are nice and caring yet strict. the students at the school can be mean and tough, but, hey, its middle school.

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October 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 09, 2006
This is a great diverse school with an excellen learning atmosphere for kids. Also well organized.

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June 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Like any large public high school, it's a good idea for parents to establish a relationship with your student's cluster teachers, especially the leader. Most everything you need to know you can handle via email with the teachers. I am not entirely impressed by the principal's public speaking skills, but he seems to be a good administrator. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the new school opening in January '07 - it should really take this high school to the next level.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
Academic program is average. Teachers are good but overwhelmed with class size, as much as 38 in classes. School has 1700 students. Administration is impersonal. Music, art, sports are tops in the city.New school being built which will add even more students.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
My daughter went to Pershing MS the last 3 years. I liked the quality of academic programs, extracurricular activities and parent involvement. The PTO always performed above and beyond on fundraisers. Like any other school, they had their discipline problems. It is making sure your kids are hanging out with the right crowd. I wish there was more emphasis placed on character and encouragement as these teens struggle to find themselves during this phase of life. Especially the many that come from broken homes. It should be like the old times when parents or other leaders come to school on a career day to encourage teens that they can succeed.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
I am really disappointed in Pershing. My child has been severely punished with detention and assignment to write 15 words, defined with a paragraph about her behavior for such minor things as not having a notebook on the corner of her desk or leaving her notebook in another classroom or a parent not arriving within 15 minutes of the bell to pick her up. I am currently looking for a kinder environment, where she can feel OK about herself and not be afraid of being punished for what is considered call normal behavior.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
Wonderful school. Both of my children attended Pershing MS. The teachers really prepared my two children for high school. When both left, they were well prepared for AP classes in high school. There were many extra activities for students and the parent involvement was awsome. Pershing is a great little school nestled in West U.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
As an alumna of this school, I am disappointed in the decline in the quality of teachers as well as the decline in the quality of the academics. Many of the teachers are so focused on the children's outcome on the barrage of tests that the children have to endure, that they (the teachers and administration) are not focusing the totality of the students' knowledge base. With that complaint registered, Pershing is still one of the best schools in the district...for those students who are focused and ready to work. Pershing is definitely not for the meek and weak. There is a strong weeding out process in place for those who do not perform well academically. Conversely, Pershing offers wonderful extracurricular activities such as a great music program and speech and debate club.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2005
Super huge school but they manage the kids well. Security is good, while the academics are only mediocre. My 'gifted' children receive minimal homework and with Block Scheduling, only experience a subject 2 or 3 times per week. Teachers are caring and seem to love working here. Parent involvement is high. Extracurricular opportunities are abundant. My only disappointment is with the academics, but since that is a school's main job, it's an important flaw. I supplement at home with workbooks from teacher supply and projects on topics we deem important (world affairs, geography, history). The kids all love it at this school, and that's important as well. A new principal is at the helm starting in 2004-05.

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Pershing Middle School
3838 Blue Bonnet Boulevard, Houston, TX  77025
(713) 295-5240
Last modified Pershing Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pershing Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top