I am currently a 6th grader that attends Piedmont Open Middle. For all I am saying is that the kids are complete snobs that don't care about a thing. Also, while the kids are blatantly cursing and physically fighting each other some teachers don't even do a thing they just let it fight it out and say offensive things. Also, why wold you make kids that are 11/12 year olds do 20 hours of community service. That for me is just a bit to ridiculous, and this is only for sixth graders. Seventh has to do 25 hours and eight grade has to do a community project, and on top of that kids have to do about 5+ extra projects than an average middle school has so they really don't have a lot of time to hang out with their families and just have sometime alone. So that's all I have to say about Piedmont Open Middle. If I was to write about every single problem about this middle school it would be about the size of a 3 paragraph essay. I hope you don't fall for that gimmick like "Piedmont is the best school look at their test scores" that is what I fell for and I'm here for the next 3 years.
I went to Piedmont for 6th and 7th grade before moving to a different state. When i got to my new middle school I definitely realized how much better Piedmont truly is.( p.s i hated my new school in 8th grade luckily it was only there for one year) ( oh and also i was extremely ahead in academics at this new school because of Piedmont) I dont think i would be the person i am to today with those two years. Just certain thing you will come across at Piedmont such as Pigman Mock Trial will really open your eyes and prepare you for anything! and shout out to Mr. MILLIGAN!! (best language arts teacher ever...seriously) This school teaches you so much that you wouldn't get from any other middle school in cms. I've been taught by some of the best teacher ever and met great friends that i still have to this day. If you are considering this school i would high recommend attending. It will be a middle school experience that you or your child will never forget. Now as a junior in high school i would still go back if i could.
The best school in the country in my opinion. Piedmont creates magic for your children-a love of learning, a respect for the process, discipline to show them they can do anything they set their minds to. Great, great school.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hello I go to Piedmont IB Middle School and I am switching to Jay .M. Robinson Middle School after the !st Semester. Why ? Because kids are disrespectful to teachers and talk a lot and we never get work done. My class is the worst class in the 7th grade and they are just so disrespectful that they do not care about what the teachers say and do what ever they want and i think they will never grow up. Im just teling the truth to be honest with you
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.