Mr. Bush visited every classroom at the school and stayed for more than an hour.
"He and Mrs. Bush were very warm and inviting and they stopped and acknowledged every person in the school," said Pershing principal Margarita Hernandez. "This is an experience that our children will never forget. President Bush made several students pledge and commit themselves to read more instead of watching TV. He told students that reading is the key to everything, including to being president."
This past school year, the school received a Recognized ranking from the Texas Education Agency.