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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Piedmont High School is a highly rated, public school located in Monroe, NC. It has 1,364 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
3006 Sikes Mill Road
Monroe, NC 28110
Telephone
(704) 753-2810

Piedmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1160
136 responses
Average ACT
25
76 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$63,771
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Sports
    30%
  • The bbq
    22%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Annual breast cancer walk
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming week
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,689/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Piedmont High School Reviews

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As I went through almost four years at Piedmont High School I have learned one thing, attending the right school makes a difference. At PHS, the teachers are well educated and most really care and want to challenge the students, but are underpaid. They are understaffed for the amount of students the school contains, and have limited budgets so the children learn very economically. Although, I have had amazing teachers whoa re willing to help with anything you need. Sports are average in general, but PHS does have a very strong wrestling team that currently went to States and won. The campus is similar to a university in the sense you walk to different building for classes but it is very safe and there is always a police officer on campus. The school is old so the facilities need remodeling in most classrooms and bathrooms.The school does have a very nice football stadium, gymnasium, track field, and tennis courts for those who play sports.
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Piedmont High has the most sound environment; the teachers genuinely care for the students and their success. Our school has been an awesome place to spend my high school years, but I am excited to go to college. I would like to see more diversity in the school and more emphasis on college readiness. Though I am ready for college, I do not believe that Piedmont offers that many courses or resources for college readiness. I believe that implementing a college counselor, rather than having guidance staff do all of our college things, would be useful for the students at our school. Diversity has always been lacking at Piedmont and I feel diversity prepares students for college; learning about different cultures and being open to the possibility of different opinions than you would be useful. Going to Piedmont has been a whirlwind; certain aspects at other schools are better than Piedmont, but there is no other place I would have rather spent my four years as a high school student.
The school is smaller in comparison to other North Carolina schools. Piedmont is an excellent school because of the student to teacher ratio and the teachers have implemented a rotating tutoring schedule for after school. It is also not uncommon to hear from teachers outside of school through contact with parents to give updates on grades, encouragement, and feedback.