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School leader:  Mrs Jennifer Purdee
119 East 2nd Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052

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(704) 853-2428
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"Piedmont is a tuition-free K-12 school with great academics, fine arts and more."


  • Before / After care
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  • Transportation
    Accessible via public transportation


  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    Graphics, Band, Choir / Chorus, Dance, Drama, Improv...
  • World languages
    French, Spanish
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Submitted by a parent · May 12, 2016
I'm not sure where to begin. Telling a parent that their child is not cut out for this school, and not smart enough for this school is outrageous. After talking to numerous parents I've found out that a lot of kids in my child's grade will be held... more

Grateful to: Staff member
Submitted by a parent · January 24, 2016
Mr. Bridges, Mrs. White and Mrs. Purdee are leadership presences felt at every turn. The best thing for a healthy garden is the constant shadow of the gardener. Piedmont's leadership is always working hard and monitoring all elements of the... more

Develops grit: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 24, 2016
You do not win 7 years straight of superior band ratings without girt. You do not win the regional NCTC without hard work. You do not win a basketball conference championship three years in a row without persistence. Piedmont students are offered... more

Develops respect: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 24, 2016
There are clear boundaries for students. Bad behavior is addressed immediately. Administration is always receptive to hear concerns.

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With two campuses, Piedmont serves about 1200 students spanning kindergarten through twelfth grade. We have a progressive elementary program and a secondary middle and high school program. In addition to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Core Knowledge, Piedmont’s academic program is supplemented by varied fine arts offerings, growing sports programs and over a dozen diverse clubs.

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Piedmont Community Charter School
119 East 2nd Avenue, Gastonia, NC  28052
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. (704) 853-2428
Last modified Piedmont Community Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.