2120 Ventura
Springfield, MO 65804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Pershing Middle School serves 736 students in grades 6-8.
Pershing Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

Pershing Middle School's student population of 736 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
736 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Pershing Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pershing Middle School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#561 out of 2091 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
84%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 736 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Top 50%)

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