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Piedmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 1109 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 11, 2013

Piedmont high school is a great school, I like most of the teachers and I like the coaches but I think the dress code is ridiculous, even if your shorts almost reach your fingertips you get sent to ISS. They should not be focusing all their attention on the dress code.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2010

I am a parent of 2 high school students here. They get a lot of personalized attention, the math and science departments are great, and the school is a size that they are able to participate in a bunch of extracurricular activitieds
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

piedmont high school is a poorly run school they are more worried about the dress code than education the school is a good school but the administration staff is terrible it is a shame that students have to deal with such unfair principals and it is embarrassing thart our tax dollars pay for principals they have hopefully they will restaff the school so that students will get the education they deserve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My daughter is a senior. I have been very pleased with the education she has received at piedmont. She has been in band for six years and marching band for four. I cannot say enough good things about jodi lucac. His direction allows the kids to have great fun and at the same time, he works them hard to make the best marching band in union county. He cares about the kids and they respect him. My personal thanks to him for the very positive impression he has left on my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I loved going to Piedmont High School, I made great friends and it was the best four years of my life. The teachers would do anything in their power to help you grasp the information. I would love for my kids to attend Piedmont.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 20, 2004

piedmont is the best school in union county to have your kids go to. im a student there and personally i like it. They have excellent teachers who care for your kids and you can have fun and learn at the same time. Piedmont has a very diverse population and everyone can get along. The extracurricular activities are awesome our football team is great and the basketball team is too! Our new principal is a little srtict but she gets her job done. Trust me Piedmont is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2004

I don't know who wrote the first review but they are crazy. I went to piedmont high school and it is awesome. It spoiled me to good schools so much that I would move back into the county when I have kids, just so they can go there. We had almost 75% of our graduating class going to state universities and better when I left. The teachers really care about the students and it shows. I always felt safe at Piedmont. There were rarely fights and there were never any of the safety concerns that are always being talked about at larger city schools. We didn't have a problem with weapons or any of the awful things that happen elsewhere. This school is truly a diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2004

This School is the worst school in the county. Do not let your kids come here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

Good teachers, but poor principal. Great math and science dept. English is typical, and History is above avg.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 27, 2003

i'm a former student at piedmont.. i loved my four years there. good teachers, great fellow students. over all piedmont is a terrific school and i would be more than happy to have my kids go there!
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

272 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

183 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

213 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

229 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students47%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Academically gifted92%

Biology

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Academically gifted94%

English II

All Students57%
Female64%
Male51%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled students62%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 52%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Black 6% 26%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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3006 Sikes Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28110
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Phone: (704) 753-2810

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