I love Pershing Park. The staff is the best in the district. The teachers are awsome. My daughter has attended since pre k. she loves it. i would never change her school.
Ive had nothing but trouble since we moved here! Since both of my children transfered here with IEP's, I was informed that I had to wait unitl they taled with the special ed to enroll them. This took two weeks, they started school and still havent recieved special services, I was just informed today that they need more info from special ed from their old school (which is already closed) before they could go to summer school,even though they have full and current IEP's. They do not make transitions easy for the child or parent,Im thinking about tranfering them already!
Great teachers, pre k, 1ts - 4th grades teachers you are great god bless you
This is a great school..the teachers are great but they do have alot of bully's that pick on your kids there and nothing is being done.
I am very pleased with the atmosphere at Pershing Park. It is clear that the administration, teachers and aides have the best interest of the children at heart. My daughters have both had qualified, eager teachers that work hard for my kids' success.
We have had problem after problem with the administration and front office since school started--to the point we have withdrawn them. I was told that parents were not permitted in the building before school because it was a safety issue. I had tried to give them my ID to sign in when told this. It took getting the principal involved just to walk my child to her new class. In the morning before school starts, the kids who don't eat breakfast there are sent to the hallway where their classes are. They are then parked in front of a TV 2 days a week. When my son pulled out a book to read he was told that he was not allowed to read during the video.
My husband and I have been thoroughly disappointed with this school. Our son has been on the Honor Roll two times this year and last which is great. We don't like the fact they teach the TASK test if they don't pass it doesn't matter if your child is an Honor Roll Student & makes great grades he/she fails and can't move to the next grade.
The secretaries are wonderful, most of the teachers are great, however, the asst. Principal does not listen to the parents and our concerns.
My husband and I purchased a home here in 2006. Through all my research my children were suppose to attend Iduma Elementary instead of Pershing Park. Then of course I find out the zones changed and I was not pleased that my children had to attend Pershing Park. My daughters teachers are very supportive and they work well together. My son has ADD so he's struggled with academics all his life. I requested he be tested for a learning disability and the results came back that he was an average student with no disabilities. Even his teacher was shocked at the results! All I can do is stay on top of the staff and his teachers to make sure he gets the education he deserves because if I don't he'll just fall through the cracks.
Academic programs are OK....same as you can get anywhere in Texas, no better, no worse. There are extracurricular activities, but would like to see more sports. During PE, kids have too much 'down time' where they sit in the rocks and get into trouble because they are bored. Communication between teachers of different subjects needs to be better.
I am very involved in my kids' education. I have a daughter who is developmentally delayed and the entire staff has been nothing but supportive and very positive about getting her tested and placed with an appropriate IEP. My son is also enrolled there and loves it. This is a really great school.
Support staff is great, secretaries are WONDERFUL, most of the teachers are great, however, the principal is a weak leader who does not listen to the parents and our concerns. My child has been put down in class by other students and the teacher and the principal believes that because she teaches 'character counts' this cannot happen. I moved my child from this school this year. Teachers need training on how to treat hyperactive children also--suspending them because they cannot sit still is NOT the answer. Also with the high level of military children, staff needs to be better trained on depression-issues kids are facing. Several parents I've talked to have used the word 'heartless' when describing staff members reactions to their kids being upset about '(parent) being gone'.
I am displeased with the system in Texas. I was hoping the school could also work with kids with that have difficulty with talking like the North Carolina's program Jump Start.
My child is enjoying her year of school at Perhsing Park. I can tell that her teacher cares very much. State and district expectations are high, so the teachers and administration do their best.
I'm very dissapointed with the way the rules from the school are no parents friendly and they had some many restriction but inside the building, out of the inside classroom, there is a lack of supervision.
I feel that the principal & faculty should be aware of the students life, being that this is majority military families. They have no compassion for any outside problems, they show an attitude of only wanting to work a 5-6 hour shift and be done with teaching. My opinion is that all teachers should be available to their students more than 5-6 hours a day. This is the only school in KISD that I have heard from at least 20 parents that they are not satisfied with Pershing Park. It could be better.
Over all quality of school is outstanding! Most involved with students and parents. Staff is very professional and helpful with students needs.
I believe that this school, having the diversified amount of students coming from all nationalities, there should be more teachers of different nationalies. Not to sound prejudice, but I think a school with as many diverse children, the teachers need to be the same way. Diverse.
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