Welcome to Pershing Elementary School! I am honored to serve as Principal at Pershing.

Pershing Elementary School, is a Title 1 school located at 6402 Judson Street in Lincoln Nebraska, serving approximately 460 students in Preschool through 5th Grade. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and our families represent a wide variety of economic realities.

Jaime Cook, Principal
Jaime Cook, Principal

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At Pershing, our mission is a community working together to educate lifelong learners. We are committed to providing a safe, orderly, respectful environment, which promotes high levels of student engagement and performance. Honoring the diversity and unique strengths and talents of each student guides our planning for individual success. Pershing staff work collaboratively with one another to provide focused instruction as we implement rigorous academic curriculum across all grade levels. Specialists serve Pershing students in Music, Physical Education, and Art, while teachers deliver collaborative instruction with a Media and Computer specialists. Additionally, our interventionists, Instruction Coach, Reading Recovery, Social Worker, and Special Education staff support students on a daily basis.

Teachers work through Professional Learning Communities to review student progress on a regular basis and respond to student needs through a wide range of researched-based instructional practices. Common area expectations are taught, practiced, and reinforced throughout the year to support a positive school culture and climate where all students can achieve success.

Additional student programming includes: TeamMates, Child Guidance, Food Bank Backpack Program, Math Intervention Support and Literacy Intervention Support. Pershing partners with our Community Learning Center to provide before and after school programming to meet the care and academic needs of students and families. The Pershing Parent Teacher Organization (PPTO) is a group of committed parents and staff who enhance this sense of community and learning through the many activities they plan throughout the year.

We invite you to become an active, collaborative partner in the Pershing School Community. Together, we make a difference!

Sincerely,

Jamie Cook

Pershing Elementary School Principal