1330 South 47th Street • West Milwaukee WI 53214
Office: 414-604-4600 • Fax: 414-649-4981
Pershing Elementary School, located in the Village of West Milwaukee, is the most eastern elementary school in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. Proud of a culturally rich and diverse population, Pershing promotes a strong Pershing Family community, where respect for all permeates every aspect of our school. We are a hub school for children with English as their second language. Our faculty and staff are committed to success for all of our students from four-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade. Academic achievement by our students is recognized as they are named Pershing Eagles. Recognition is also given to students who are named Wonderful Workers, and Good Citizens. Pershing also has a strong character education program. Monthly, students are immersed in a character trait and have opportunities to learn about the trait, write about it, draw about it and nominate others who exemplify the trait. Daily, after the Pledge of Allegiance, students say the Pershing Promise which states our beliefs regarding our goals, behaviors, and ability to make good choices.
Pershing School is proud of the many varied opportunities our students are afforded. We have a strong liberal arts experience for our students. In addition to the core content areas, our students participate in music, art, physical education and library/technology classes. We are very proud of our Pershing Choir, Band and String program. Students also have the opportunity to be a Peer Mediator (PALS), a peer tutor, video club member, work on the school newspaper, the Pershing Eagle, or be a kindergarten helper. In order to promote a positive work ethic, we also have a student job board where teachers can post a “job” and students fill out applications, interview, train and be evaluated on their performance. They also receive rewards for jobs well done.
We are extremely proud of our Pershing PTA and the vital role they play as partners in their children’s education. This is an active group of parents who assist in sponsoring wonderful experiences for our students such as High Interest Day, Grandparent’s Day, Harvest Fest, a Welcome Back Barbecue, and assistance with our Orientation Day. In addition, Pershing is grateful to have established a partnership with a neighborhood business, International Thermal Systems (ITS) who provides mentors who tutor some of our students on a weekly basis in the core subject areas. ITS also has initiated the ITS-Pershing Challenge to reward students who have shown marked growth in one of the areas of reading, writing or math. These most improved students will be rewarded with a field trip and lunch courtesy of ITS.
This is just a sneak peek of all the many wonderful things about Pershing School. Please call us if you would be interested in additional information. We are very proud of Pershing School!