Piedmont City Schools - Recent Accomplishments

 

  • Due to COVID-19 the Alabama State Report Card Data is unavailable for the 2020-2021 academic year. Bullets two through four reflect data from the last State Report Card issued in 2018-2019.

  • Piedmont City School District ranked 6th out of 138 school districts in the State on the State Report Card for the 2018-2019 school year with a score of 94.

  • Piedmont High School was in the top 6% of Alabama High Schools on the 2018-2019 State Report Card.

  • Piedmont City School District had the highest score on the State Report Card in Calhoun County for 2018-2019.

  • Piedmont City School District has the 16th highest scores in the state on ACAP, the newly adopted state assessment in Math, ELA, and Science.

  • All Piedmont City School District teachers are Apple Certified.

  • Piedmont High and Elementary Schools are two of the four schools in Alabama that are recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools.

  • Scholarships totaling over $2,000,000 were awarded to the Class of 2021.

  • The system secured $2,808,568 in additional revenue via grants.

  • Piedmont City Schools received a 21st Century Grant to provide after school enrichment/tutoring.

  • Piedmont Education Trust (PET) awarded over $43,700 in scholarships and over $11,000 in Teacher Grants for 2021.

  • Thirty-five percent (35%) of teachers in the school district (highest in the state) have earned the prestigious National Board Certification (national average is 3%).

  • The football team won its 6th consecutive region championship.

  • The basketball team won its 7th consecutive area championship.

  • The softball team made it to the state tournament.

  • The baseball team won its 9th consecutive area championship.

  • The Blue Knights were invited to perform for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary in Orlando, FL in March 2022. The band was also represented at the All-State Band Festival in Mobile, AL. They are proud to have students performing with the JSU Marching Southerners and other collegiate ensembles.

  • The Theatre department produced and performed “Godspell” virtually. Collaborating with the music technology class, the theater department built a sound booth.

  • The Art Department purchased a second potter’s wheel with a PET grant to allow students to complete ceramic art projects.

  • Piedmont Middle School has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer program for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Piedmont City Schools is collaborating with the JSU Graduate Social Work program.

  • Piedmont Elementary School is collaborating with the JSU Drama Department to bring a free performance for students.

  • Piedmont Elementary School has a partnership with the JSU College of Education called the “Piedmont Project” where elementary education majors come in for observations prior to their practicum experience.

  • Piedmont Elementary School has a partnership with the JSU Early Childhood Education Department called “Polar STEAM Express” in which we do a STEAM Day with Kindergarten students in December.

  • Piedmont Elementary and Middle Schools have a partnership with JSU’s Nursing Department and Sight Savers America’s KidCheck Program to provide annual head to toe health screening for PreK through 8th grade students.

  • All Piedmont High School core teachers are certified as ACT Certified Educator making our system one of the first in Alabama to do so.

  • Piedmont High School had a 100% graduation rate and 98% of students graduated with a college and career readiness indicator, the highest in the state of Alabama.