I am a former student of Piedmont after changing school it is probably the best PUBLIC School you could got to especially for 7th grade however the learning is severely messed up by the population of students who cause trouble and misbehave.
I am currently an 8th grader at piedmont and i have to say it is the best school ever. The teachers (shout out to Mr.Milligan, Mr.Reddig, Mr.Booth, and Mr. Parkins) are amazing and do there best to not only prepare you for life but offer you emotional and academic support in any class no matte what subject they teach. The administrators do a good job, and Ms.Delany (the counselor) is the best lady you could ever meet. She is very understanding and never judgemental. She is the most trustworthy person you could ever meet. Entering Piedmont I had many friends whom i had known since the 3rd grade and now i have many many more!! The diversity among the students has offered me many personal experiences in other cultures and not just the regular old page paper some schools might assign. I love Piedmont and i wish I would never have to leave!!! I have met my best friends here and conquered so many challenges here!! -Tierra F. (A Student)
im not a student yet but im planning to be ! my bff goes there so im exited!
I am an 8th grader and piedmont is the best school ever. I am leaving to go to high school, but i will never forget piedmont
I absolutely love the IB curriculum and rigor that Piedmont IB Middle School provides for the students. I did not realize how beneficial this type of learning was until my oldest left Piedmont and went to a high school that was not IB. It was then that I saw how much of an advantage he had over his peers. So far, three of our four children have attended Piedmont with hopes that the fourth will make it in too. This school has the best faculty and staff that any parent or student could ever ask for. I hope they win the $20,000, it would help to ensure that this school continues to produce excellent students.
I am a student (6th grade) currently attending Piedmont, and I think it is wonderful. All the teachers are nice and you learn everything. Piedmont Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!
The school offers so many opportunities so succeed. I am now in highschool, and find myself missing many of the freedoms that we had in middle school. The students have the opportunity to gain the teachers' trust, and to gain more freedom. Shoutouts to Mrs. Witte, Mr. Reddig, and Mr. Parkins. They are amazing, and were so encouraging and really helped me learn a lot above and beyond the norm. -Katy
I'm a seventh grader at this school and I love it. When I first came here in the 6th grade,I barely knew anybody but the people are friendly here and the teachers are really fun.
I am a 1st time parent at Piedmont and I do love the school. We have had an unfortunate incident and it caused a little disappointment for a moment but with the help of the teachers, principal, counselor and staff everything was taking care of.Everyone enjoys teaching.
I think that piedmont is one of the best schools I've ever been at. I was there for all three years after moving elementary schools twice in a year. my Piedmont classmates embraced me with open arms. students blend- there are almost no cliques. The administration is a little hard to deal with, especially since Ms. Gardner became principal. I'm a rising ninth grader but I still speak with people I became great friends with at piedmont. We always make plans to hang out, no matter where they live. Sometimes I wish I could have continued into high school with my POMS peers.
In stead of the usual 'Piedmont is Great' review, i decided to actually talk about what happens within piedmont's walls. First off i have to say that the teachers are spectacular. At least 90% of the teachers can change your mind about their subject in the first month of their class. The same goes for parent involvement and extracurricular programs: Excellent. However, there is a catch to this otherwise spectaular school: the administrators. They are certainly not all bad. They are excellent when they are administrating. That is, before they actually start dealing with the students. They have a semi-impenatrable 'Everything is Perfect' attitude that makes a bullied child need to expend more effort to get the administrators to make an investigation than to avoid the bully or deal with them in there own way. There would be fewer fights if Piedmonts administration were to look farther that their reputation.
I'm a rising 9th grader, and I must say, Piedmont is awesome. The teachers are wonderful, and they know exactly how to solve every problem you might have, and how to make the classes more challenging, and fun! The school is also like a huge loving family, if somethin bad happens, everyone reaches out to lend a hand. I personally saying absolutly loved my years at Piedmont, and I will never forget the connections I made there.
I go to Piedmont Middle School not and I'mm a rising 7th grader. I didn't know anybody that went to Piedmont but by the end of the year I had a million friends to love. My best friend told me that she loves Piedmont and you know what....I do too! This year I hope to do the great sports at Piedmont.
I am a rising 8th grader at Piedmont and I can not wait to go back to school. I am so excited to meet all the wonderful 8th grade teachers everyone loves. both my brother and I went/attend the school and love(d)it! - Meghan
Im not a parent. But I'm a 6th grader at peidmont and i really love it here.
I attended piedmont from 6th to 8th grade and let me tell you it was a life changing experince. I met some of the most open minded diverse caring and compassionate people at that school. Teachers like Chip Caldwell, Debrah Foxx-Simmons, Cheryl Lamb, Mrs. Morrison, Mr. Foskey, Mrs. Marshall, and many others contributed to the success of many teenagers in most Charlotte High schools.
Piedmont Open IB Middle School is one of the best schools in Charlotte. There are so many things children can do there. They have the usual sports and also have dance, band, orchetra, art, chorus, honors chorus, and much much MORE. The principals are great!Parents and children are very involved in the school and everyone has a choice.
I attended Piedmont over 6 years ago and am immensely pround to be a pirate! I now live in London, England were I attend drama school and feel very fortunate to have attended such an open school were the teachers care about all their students. My time at Piedmont was one of the best in my life and I hope the school continues to do good work.
Piedmont Open IB is among the most in-demand schools in Mecklenburg County, with long waiting lists yearly. Some reasons why: It's small (800 students; others in the county are 1,200-1,700). The administration is hands-on and very experienced. Award-winning administrators and teachers (several past local Teachers of Year and/or National Educators of Year award winners) love working there. My student 10 others I can think of in her grade alone have thrived in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, scoring very well on state & nat'l tests without having to focus on hours of daily homework. This school excels at identifying a child's learning style and training them how to take charge and learn to the best of their particular style in high school and college. A state-of-the-art renovation of the historic school campus opens in 2004-2005.
This school has high expectations for the students and it shows. There is an opportunity for all students to work hard and be successful. I have been very pleased with the progress of my child in the program (IB). She works to do her best and it shows. The opportunity to perform is given to all of the students. I don't know about other students in regular classes. But the IB program has been a good thing for those who are capable of achieving more success with a more stringent cirriculum. I see better things in the upcoming years for my child. Kudos! to PMS
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