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1241 East 10th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

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(980) 343-5435
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February 06, 2015
If you want a school with test scores that are through the roof, go to Piedmont. If want a challenge, go to Piedmont. If you want a school with an amazing arts program, go to Piedmont. If you want a school with cultural diversity, go to Piedmont. If you want a school with the best teachers, go to Piedmont. 3 words: GO TO PIEDMONT!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 04, 2015
I am a current 8th grader at this school and it is an OUTSTANDING school. Great learning environment great teachers and students. I highly recommend this school to parents and students. We learn a lot during our 8 hr school day. The academics also lead to sports. Our coaches stay on top of your school work as much as you do! Please enroll your child in this school!

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2014
I am currently a high school freshman. I love Piedmont. I have made so many memories. I remembered the sixth grade classes. I was a student who was just proud to be in middle school, but I left Piedmont being a top achiever and hard worker along with many of my friends. I left Piedmont appreciating. I remembered the vocab challenges and Pigman Mock Trial in seventh grade, and boy, the conversations never stop even when we get to eighth grade! Those things are a big deal. They are like real life challenges that you experience while you're young. It's a great school with great academics. There are multiple levels, such as standard plus and honors. There is virtual school for those who needs additional help or for those who are so advanced that their schedule is packed. Piedmont leaves you with the option to start World Language at a 10th Grade level, or even Math at an 11th Grade level! There are many competitions and extracurricular activities in all fields.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2014
As a current senior in high school, I can say that the three years that I spent at Piedmont were priceless. Middle school is a time of change and self discovery. It is where you transition from a child into a young adult. I can say with full confidence that I would not be who I am today without this school. It is where in a seventh grade English class I discovered my passion for marketing, which I will be pursuing at college in the fall. It is where I not only made friends, but found a new family. It is where I was able to express myself as a lead in the musical production of Bye Bye Birdie. It is where I became the person that I am today. Four years removed and about to start an entirely new chapter of my life, its influence is all around me. I still get together with my best friends from Piedmont despite the fact that we go to four different high schools. I still sit in my IB Diploma Program World Literature class and think "that's a Milligan word". It is a part of me that I would never trade or change in any way. The experience of attending Piedmont Open Middle School is one that I feel unbelievably fortunate to have had.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2013
Be careful for one of the 7th grade math teacher there. She is uneffective and the majority of her students are failing her class. My child tells me storys on how the children in the chidren do not understand and she says "what is there to understand" when they asks questions. I've been to the principle and her boss with no resolution.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
As a Piedmont IB Middle School graduate, I can say that these three years I spent in there have been the best years I've had. Now, a Myers Park ninth grader I look back on how my middle school won all those awards, and accomplished each goal they put out. Piedmont excels in academics as well in sports. They have a great football program a great basketball program, and a great soccer program. But must of all, they have a great set of teachers and a great staff and faculty. Piedmont teachers care. They will get you on the right path to success.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2013
Piedmont truly is the most amazing school ever. I am an 8th grader currently and I'm in love with it. There is literally nothing wrong with Piedmont. The teachers are phenomena, lt takes learning to a whole new level. I am not the only one who thinks. We have one a ton of blue ribbon national awards recognizing Piedmont as a school of the NATION. If your child wants to get in my word of advice is that you can't slide by at Piedmont. We only take the best and we make the best. Piedmont is the best thing that has ever happened to me. They made this the best time of my life, I will never forget Piedmont

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2013
This is a very rigorous school, which is what you want. I have had 4 kids attend this middle school and all of them came out of this school very well prepared for any high school in the state. Some parents who do not want there kids to have a very rigorous middle school program or who's child is not ready for this level of rigor sometimes have a hard time when their child is being challenged and their academic abilities are being stretched. I say stick with it, that's what school is all about , challenging a child and encouraging academic growth.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Piedmont IB Middle is an amazing school. The IB program challenges students to think outside the box and to explore more. Academics is a big focus at Piedmont. The teachers are amazing and do their best to teach students in the most fun way. Piedmont exposes you to new things, good and bad. Piedmont also has an amazing Science Olympiad. Overall, I would recommend Piedmont to any middle schooler because it is the middle school to be at.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2012
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.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2011
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)

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2011
im not a student yet but im planning to be ! my bff goes there so im exited!

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2010
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

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
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!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2009
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June 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
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

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 03, 2008
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.

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February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
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.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2006
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.

- submitted by a former student
June 27, 2006
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.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2006
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

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2006
Im not a parent. But I'm a 6th grader at peidmont and i really love it here.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2005
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.

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2005
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.

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2004
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.

- submitted by a former student
April 02, 2004
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
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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Piedmont Open Middle School
1241 East 10th Street, Charlotte, NC  28204
(980) 343-5435
Last modified Piedmont Open Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Piedmont Open Middle School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top