• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1955
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    382
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 5.7
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 80.1
    Multiracial...................... 5.7
    Hispanic......................... 7.0
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 50.1 
    Female........................... 49.7
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 15.6
    504.................................. 5.1
    Special Ed..................... 10.8
    LEP................................. -
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2008 - Reconstruction

Pershing Hill Elementary School

Belle Grove

Who We Are: Our Community and School Culture

  • Each of our schools’ leadership teams analyzed the factors that impact their students’ ability to engage deeply and achieve academic success. They shared stories of their students and families, some of whom are facing serious challenges associated with physical wellness, social-emotional stability, unique learning needs, family security, mental health, violence, and food/housing uncertainties. They discussed the obstacles that their students face daily when preparing to come to school on time, ready to learn.

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    Questions such as the following drove discussions around Anne Arundel County: 

    • What are the challenges and obstacles that negatively affect our students’ engagement and achievement most significantly and why?
    • Are we analyzing our data and listening closely to learn about all of our students when we seek to understand our learners’ social-emotional and academic struggles?
    • How do cultural differences, language challenges, transportation difficulties, health problems, and frequent family relocation (mobility) serve as obstacles to school success for our students?
    • What resources and supports are available within AACPS and across our county to support students and families in need?  How do we help our families receive the supports they need?

Our School Culture

  • photo Below is the school’s story as seen through the eyes of school leaders. They discuss the culture of their school and the community.

    Pershing Hill Elementary School is a school of excellence centered in the heart of Ft. George Meade. Our students are compassionate and hardworking. The majority of our students come from military families. Students at PHES demonstrate empathy, ethical decision making and social responsibility all while creating positive and supportive relationships with other students. We support this by holding daily community-building circles where students are encouraged to listen and speak to their classmates in turn. To further support our students, PHES holds new student orientations and hosts an ambassador program. Students at PHES are also taught to solve conflicts through Restorative Practices, which allows them to build trust in others through conversation. The staff at PHES are dedicated to assuring that students are college and career ready through college spirit days, college pendants, and career interest inventories. We are preparing students to be lifelong learners, and model citizens.

     

CHALLENGES TO STUDENT SUCCESS

  • The leadership team in each AACPS school reviewed all of the factors that may influence their students’ engagement and achievement in school; these challenges include academic data elements, community history, and socio-economic aspects of each community. The school’s leadership team identified the following elements as impactful for their students.

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Principal's Annual Summary*

  • This reflection will include a discussion of data and progress related to the Strategic Plan Indicators on which the school has been focused.

    *This year’s statement will be completed by July 2019.