John J. Pershing Elementary School
We believe that every child is entitled to a high-quality education, and our schoolwide commitment is to provide all students with the knowledge and tools to prepare for college and career. Our passionate teachers take advantage of every minute in the instructional day. Classrooms feature inquiry-based learning with teachers asking high-level questions and students responding in writing, discussion with peers, or collaborating on projects. Teachers scaffold students’ learning, checking for understanding and provide small group instruction, tutoring and one-on-one attention. Teacher support, conferences with parents, counseling, and the services of the district’s Youth and Family Centers and Psychological Services address students’ social-emotional needs.