Pershing Middle School

Tel: (417)523-2400
Grades: 6-8

726 students

Pershing Middle School serves 726 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Pershing Middle School operates within the Springfield R-xii School District.

Overview

The student population of 726 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 726 students
Pershing Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Pershing Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Pershing Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1
Pershing Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
Pershing Middle School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Pershing Middle School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
5%
18%
Pershing Middle School Black (1992-2012)
White
86%
73%
Pershing Middle School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pershing Middle School Sch Ethnicity Pershing Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.43
Pershing Middle School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
39%
Pershing Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Pershing Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,979 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Springfield R-xii School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
2
Number of Students Managed 25,979 575
Springfield R-xii School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $215 MM $6 MM
Springfield R-xii School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $264 MM $6 MM
Springfield R-xii School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,807 $8,810
Springfield R-xii School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,820 $8,968
Springfield R-xii School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Glendale High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Phelps Gifted Center (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pershing Elementary School (0 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Springfield Pershing Elementary School
    2120 Ventura
    Springfield , MO , 65804
    (417)523-2400
    0  mi  |  155  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Wilder Elementary School
    2526 South Hillsboro
    Springfield , MO , 65804
    (417)523-5300
    0.8  mi  |  324  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Pittman Elementary School
    2934 East Bennett
    Springfield , MO , 65804
    (417)523-4700
    1  mi  |  330  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Field Elementary School
    2120 Barataria
    Springfield , MO , 65804
    (417)523-4800
    1.1  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Springfield Glendale High School
    2727 South Ingram Mill
    Springfield , MO , 65804
    (417)523-8900
    1.2  mi  |  1301  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.