Pershing Elementary School serves 254 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Pershing Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 254 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 96%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MO
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 10-14% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Pershing Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Pershing Elementary School's student population of 254 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Pershing Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pershing Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1978 out of 2092 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pershing Elementary School's ranking?
Pershing Elementary School is ranked #1978 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Pershing Elementary School?
254 students attend Pershing Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Pershing Elementary School students are Black, 4% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pershing Elementary School?
Pershing Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Pershing Elementary School offer ?
Pershing Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Pershing Elementary School part of?
Pershing Elementary School is part of University City School District.
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