Fine Arts

Click Here for Magnet Audition Requirements for all 2019-2020 Magnet Applicants

All applicants must complete the 2019-2020 magnet application by the deadline December 7, 2018, submit all required documents and schedule a magnet audition appointment online. Any incomplete application received or not submitted will not be processed. 

http://hisdchoice.com/middle_fine_arts

Pershing was founded in 1928, our new state of the art facility was completed in 2008. Our auditorium includes the latest sound and lighting equipment. We also have two Black Box Theater.

Pershing Middle School is one of the Houston Independent School Districts most prestigious magnet schools for the fine arts. Our magnet program includes specializations in art, dance, orchestra, band, jazz, guitar, choir, theatre arts, and gymnastics. Each specialization is taught by highly qualified artists. 

Fine Arts students one of the following areas of concentration:

Art

Band

Choir

Creative Writing

Dance

Guitar

Gymnastics

Orchestra

Theatre

Technical Theatre

Contact Information

Patricia Altamirano, Magnet Coordinator | paltamir@houstonisd.org | 713-295-5240

Pershing Middle School Fine Arts Magnet Department
3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025 

Admission Procedure

  1. Apply.
  2. Non-HISD students must submit the following transcript information.
    • Most recent report card and test records and previous year’s report card.
    • Proof of HISD residency (apartment lease agreement with child's name on it, light/gas/water bill receipt, or affidavit of residence)
    • Guardian's Photo ID
  3. This year transcript information for HISD students will be submitted by HISD automatically so you do not need to submit anything.
  4. Audition.  Auditions should be scheduled online at the HISD Choice Application Website.
Admission Criteria
Admission to the Pershing Fine Arts Magnet is based on the following:
  • Grade point average
  • Good conduct 
  • Good attendance
  • Experience or potential in one of the Fine Arts areas
  • Audition ranking (details)
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Pat Altamirano

Fine Arts Magnet Coordinator

 
 
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Leisa Brents

Gymnastics

 
 
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Brittny Crowell

Creative Writing

 
 
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Richard Gaudette

Art

Rm. 410 
 
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Alex Gomez

Band Assistant

Rm. 408 
 
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Meredith Hernandez

Band Director

Rm. 408 
 
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Marcus Jauregui

Choir

Rm. 413 
 
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Stephanie Perugini

Art

Rm. 412 
 
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Arpil Pollard

Dance

Rm. 406 
 
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Jason Quach

Theatre Tech

Rm. 402 
 
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Teresa Ragland

Theatre

Rm. 404 
 
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Yami Rincon

Gymnastics Assistant

 
 
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Dr. Russell Sarre

Guitar

Rm. 414 
 
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Armando Torres

Orchestra

Rm. 411