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Pershing Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 286 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2013

I feel like we at Pershing are a family. This is my second review since starting at Pershing in 2007. My twins started 5K this year at Pershing and I have to say that the school is holding up to all of my expectations. The staff go above and beyond ALWAYS. It's been clear to me from day one that there number one concern is my children's education. They are kind and compassionate team. Myself and my children will remain forever greatful to our Pershing family for all of their support and efforts. I hold very much pride in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

I am sooo extremely dissapointed in the principle & some teachers at this school. I have a 19 yr old who excelled @ this school. The principle they had before was phenomenal, but unfortunately for our kids she retired. The school has gone down hill since. The principle is overcellous, irrational, makes no attempts to get to know his students or their parents- it's sad. My 8 yr old & I are currently on a waiting list for a new district. It's heartbreaking to see a loving well ran school struggling with out of control bullying & insensitive teachers. So many great teachers have left Pershing and we know why! The PTA is ran by clique parents who always seem to "loose" money. If only great principles never had to retire! It feels like the school retired too......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

The teachers at this school go above and beyond any I have ever met! I have been in the educational field for more than twenty years and these teachers ot only care about academics but each child as an individual. The principal is doing better! he is new but needs to get to know both children and parents better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

The teachers try to make a good school for the kids but with the new leadership this past year it just can not happen. So many bad things happened that I have pulled my kids from the school and if the new school is not any better (it can not be worse) I will pull the from the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I love the teachers and the PTA is one of the best but the school board needs to remove this principal. She just does not know what she is doing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

The teachers here are great!! The Principal leadership this year is something else!!!!(thats not in a good way either!!) I feel the teachers listen to you and your childs needs and concerns...The principal is another story..I'm not impressed this year with the lack of principal leadership skills!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I have two children who attended Pershing, my daughter was 4th - 6th grades and my son 1st - 6th grades. While at the school I thought it was great. Both kids were very involved and both had straight A's. We recently transferred to the Elmbrook School District and both of my children are struggling due to a major gap in the cirriculum. They went from being straight A students to very average and in some cases struggling. I am very diappointed at this point. There should not be such a gap from district to district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I have been a Pershing school parent for 12 years, now, and I still have 2 more years after this one. Pershing was, and is, an AMAZING place for education and acceptance. They are consistent with discipline and expectations and the amazing thing about this school is the parental participation. Come to the Christmas concert too late, and you won't get a seat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

I love this school and the dedication of its staff and families so much that I am putting off relocation until my daughter completes the 6th grade (we're K-6)! We refer to our school as the Pershing Family and it truly is a family here! Our teachers and parents are dedicated to excellent communication daily and through a number of programs. This is the school others should model after!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

This school is the best, not question. The staff cares about your child and that comes directly from the Principal on down. My kids are at both ends of the spectrum. My step-daughter is a TAG student there 4-6 now in 8th grade and my son completed K-6 and struggles with ADHD. No question Pershing meet boths of their very different needs and gave them every possible opportunity. I only wish we could go back now! We are in the MS years and things are not even close to the same! Most of the staff has served there for many years. This school is all about family and parents are very encouraged to get involved! My kids got a great start to life there. Thanks Pershing Staff we will never forget what you have done for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

My son recently completed 7 years at Pershing Elementary. I believe Pershing offers great advantages to students and families. It has a diverse student population, a caring principal and superb teachers, including one who recently became nationally board certified. There are many services for students at all levels of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

Awesome, I can't say enough about it. It's the best public school around, you can't get much better. The teachers are amazing and they are truly dedicated.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students36%
Female21%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students27%
Female16%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant60%

Math

All Students37%
Female24%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant37%

Reading

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant28%

Science

All Students60%
Female53%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant60%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students23%
Female30%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 10%
White, not Hispanic 36% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 15%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 72%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (414) 649-4981

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1330 S 47th St
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