Award Year: 2020
To inspire a passion for learning, commitment to integrity and academic excellence, help students demonstrate self-confidence and creativity, and display social responsibility and global awareness
- Black/African American: 57%
- White: 19%
- Hispanic: 14%
- Asian: 7%
- Two or more races: 2%
Piedmont, an International Baccalaureate (IB) magnet middle school, is known for having a rich history of blending high academic achievement, international mindedness and community involvement.
Teachers and staff are empowered to grow as professionals. Our administration encourages teachers to seek professional development opportunities, serve as presenters at national conferences, collaborate with teachers from other schools, and evolve into leaders within our own building and beyond. Many of our teachers and staff have been recognized and honored as leaders, including one of our own math teachers being named our school district's 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.
Piedmont provides many opportunities that keep our students engaged at high levels, encourage students to find joy in learning, and pursue their interests. Everything we do at Piedmont is looked at through a global lens. Our daily lessons incorporate IB curriculum components that allow students to view themselves as active global citizens. School-wide events and class projects are planned to celebrate, emphasize and embed diversity. Families and community members are always included in school activities.
Piedmont's community connectedness is at the heart of who we are. We are located within walking distance to Uptown Charlotte. This is a key contributor to our ability to take students on walking field trips for authentic, real-world experiences. Among these experiences are trips to the local university, courthouse and museums. Our students' lives are enriched because they are able to make local and global connections, thus enhancing our IB principles and our desire to shape well-rounded young adults.