Pershing Middle

Public, Magnet 6-8

 3838 Blue Bonnet
       Houston, TX  77025-1230


 (713) 295-5240

District: Houston Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
790th of 1,966 Texas Middle Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  17.4
Number of students:  1,619

Racial breakdown:

African American:
37.2%
Hispanic:
36.9%
White:
16.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  49.7%

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Updated Thursday, October 6, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Pershing Middle ranked better than 59.8% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranked 8th among 41 ranked middle schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.79. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Pershing Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (37.2%), Hispanic (36.9%), White (16.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 49.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pershing Middle is 17.4, which is the 14th best among 41 middle schools in the Houston Independent School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Pershing Middle:

SchoolDigger Ranks Pershing Middle 790th of 1966 Texas public middle schools. (See Pershing Middle in the ranking list.)

Houston Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Houston Independent School District 667th of 932 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Pershing Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 65.25 521st 1582 67.1% 3 star ranking
2005 63.61 555th 1588 65.1% 3 star ranking
2006 63.95 574th 1592 63.9% 3 star ranking
2007 54.81 859th 1693 49.3% 2 star ranking
2008 65.59 552nd 1729 68.1% 3 star ranking
2009 58.08 817th 1773 53.9% 3 star ranking
2010 71.36 360th 1813 80.1% 4 star ranking
2011 73.15 320th 1909 83.2% 4 star ranking
2012 68.94 527th 1968 73.2% 4 star ranking
2013 63.61 670th 1991 66.3% 3 star ranking
2014 61.66 747th 2010 62.8% 3 star ranking
2015 49.17 1111th 2038 45.5% 2 star ranking
2016 60.79 790th 1966 59.8% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Pershing Middle Test Scores

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Test score data source: Texas Education Agency

About the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness End of Course: Beginning in spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS. At high school, however, grade-specific assessments will be replaced with 12 end-of-course (EOC) assessments: Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, biology, chemistry, physics, English I, English II, English III, world geography, world history, and U.S. history.

Source: STAAR Resources, Texas Education Agency

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Open Quote A fantastic school for academics, athletics and art. The teachers are dedicated and amazing. My kids are happy and thriving at Pershing. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Open Quote Okay everyone who thinks Pershing is bad, Pershing is not made for the weak we fight for our pride and you people who call Pershing "torture" need to become stronger you need to understand PERSHING IS NOT FOR THE WEAK ONLY THE STRONG WHICH MAKE US BETTER. I love Pershing and I will always they are friends and different types of groups are the largest school in Texas and you have the audacity to tell me you didn't have any friends in your first year?!? Pershing Middle School is a A National School to Watch a magnet fine arts school. Pershing also has grade level, Pre-AP, and Vanguard classes that meet all needs of students. Pershing was zone champions in every single sport. Pershing is a diverse school, with many opportunitys.

I AM A PROUD PRIDEFUL PERSHING PANDA Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Open Quote I finally graduated from the nightmare of a school called Pershing. After 3 years, I'd just love to vent off only a FEW of Pershing's problems. Only a few....

If you start off at Pershing not knowing anyone, expect yourself not to have a single friend until the end of your 7th grade year. That's how it went for not only me, but many others.

I was a student at Pershing MS from 2008-11, and every moment was torture. The hallways are over-crowded, and the school just flat-out has too many students. This leads to over-crowed classes, where I can guarantee, that you won't learn a single thing. From science, to math, to reading, and history, it will all be a fourth-grade elementary review. Even the high school credit classes won't teach you anything more than a fifth-grade TAKS review. From my 3 years of experience there, I forgot more than I learned.

If you think that the electives, or other classes have a chance of outweighing the bad, then you're riding on false hopes. The GYM classes teach you how to over-exert yourself into getting heart attacks, with army-like whistle drills. The coaches will see to it that you will be hurt, physically and emotionally.

Nearly every teacher is incapable of their job. They would rather play solitaire, than teach the needed materials. I can tell you, that out of 29 different teachers I had, and 10 others I met during my time there, only 7, SEVEN, knew how to be a real teacher...

In the end, my friends and I (The three of us applied to Debakey High School) struggled on the entrance exams, and on those exams, were the subjects that Pershing SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT US FROM THE START.

So, please, students and parents---Avoid this school. At. All. Costs.

As a side note:
If you had the same problem as me, and were forced to attend Pershing, hope that you get Mrs. Johnson (6th grade History) Mrs. Bennett (Elective English) or Mrs. Shufelt (8th grade History)I just had to give a shout-out to the teachers that made Pershing slightly bearable. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Pershing Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 519 522 58 273 18 n/a n/a 0 1390
1989 544 541 50 315 3 n/a n/a 0 1453
1990 543 498 44 278 3 n/a n/a 0 1366
1991 546 603 73 290 4 n/a n/a 0 1516
1992 558 554 84 334 4 n/a n/a 0 1534
1993 559 525 86 342 4 n/a n/a 0 1516
1994 561 521 82 379 5 n/a n/a 0 1548
1995 525 514 109 490 3 n/a n/a 0 1641
1996 525 514 109 490 3 n/a n/a 0 1641
1997 571 488 108 477 2 n/a n/a 0 1646
1998 605 442 110 453 4 n/a n/a 0 1614
1999 636 445 106 479 2 n/a n/a 0 1668
2000 647 471 122 472 1 n/a n/a 0 1713
2001 701 488 152 467 1 n/a n/a 0 1809
2002 598 462 154 412 1 n/a n/a 0 1627
2003 598 462 154 412 1 n/a n/a 0 1627
2004 643 465 168 414 1 n/a n/a 0 1691
2005 635 474 183 407 2 n/a n/a 0 1701
2006 613 549 183 402 2 n/a n/a 0 1749
2007 589 520 170 451 2 n/a n/a 0 1732
2008 591 529 166 458 3 n/a n/a 0 1747
2009 496 598 179 520 2 n/a n/a 0 1795
2010 414 644 158 532 0 n/a n/a 0 1748
2011 329 745 126 589 3 1 23 0 1816
2012 283 703 128 605 5 0 24 0 1748
2013 265 721 124 615 3 0 24 0 1752
2014 277 623 124 606 2 2 19 0 1653
2015 269 602 123 598 3 1 23 0 1619

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pershing Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1390 68.0 20.4 n/a
1989 1453 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1366 71.0 19.2 n/a
1991 1516 70.9 21.3 n/a
1992 1534 75.2 20.3 16.1
1993 1516 75.0 20.2 20.9
1994 1548 80.0 19.3 21.2
1995 1641 89.2 18.4 28.8
1996 1641 89.2 18.4 28.8
1997 1646 84.0 19.6 27.6
1998 1614 78.9 20.5 28.2
1999 1668 85.9 19.4 26.1
2000 1713 86.8 19.7 22.3
2001 1809 90.2 20.1 27.1
2002 1627 93.0 17.5 25.9
2003 1627 93.0 17.5 25.9
2004 1691 92.5 18.3 29.8
2005 1701 95.5 17.8 32.9
2006 1749 93.7 18.7 42.5
2007 1732 101.1 17.1 32.3
2008 1747 102.7 17.0 33.9
2009 1795 105.7 17.0 39.7
2010 1748 104.2 16.7 33.0
2011 1816 101.9 17.8 36.2
2012 1748 101.2 17.2 35.4
2013 1752 97.3 17.9 58.5
2014 1653 98.3 16.8 56.5
2015 1619 93.0 17.4 49.7

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pershing Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1390 68.0 20.4 n/a
1989 1453 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1366 71.0 19.2 n/a
1991 1516 70.9 21.3 n/a
1992 1534 75.2 20.3 16.1
1993 1516 75.0 20.2 20.9
1994 1548 80.0 19.3 21.2
1995 1641 89.2 18.4 28.8
1996 1641 89.2 18.4 28.8
1997 1646 84.0 19.6 27.6
1998 1614 78.9 20.5 28.2
1999 1668 85.9 19.4 26.1
2000 1713 86.8 19.7 22.3
2001 1809 90.2 20.1 27.1
2002 1627 93.0 17.5 25.9
2003 1627 93.0 17.5 25.9
2004 1691 92.5 18.3 29.8
2005 1701 95.5 17.8 32.9
2006 1749 93.7 18.7 42.5
2007 1732 101.1 17.1 32.3
2008 1747 102.7 17.0 33.9
2009 1795 105.7 17.0 39.7
2010 1748 104.2 16.7 33.0
2011 1816 101.9 17.8 36.2
2012 1748 101.2 17.2 35.4
2013 1752 97.3 17.9 58.5
2014 1653 98.3 16.8 56.5
2015 1619 93.0 17.4 49.7

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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