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Piedmont Middle School Overview

740 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611 , Tel: +1 (510) 594-2668 Piedmont City Unified School District
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    Type: Public Middle School
    Grades: 8-Jun
  • 681


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Piedmont Middle School Ratings & Reviews

October 10, 2017 Submitted by a parent
I have two kids in the Piedmont schools (elementary and middle school) and I mixed feelings about some of the one-sided reviews of the Piedmont schools posted here. First, there are families that will gravitate towards each other. In your family, does the mom not work and want to have a strong social life? Guess what - there are other moms like this and they can connect with each other. Do both parents work and have a less active social life but still want to make friends (like my family)? There are a lot of families like you too. I also strongly disagree with the "Not wealthy. Out" comment. I live in an average house, drive mid-range Japanese cars, and have NEVER been shunned by other families that have way more money. Are there families that prefer to be with other families that have similar amounts of money? Sure. But that's not the standard. That is far outside exception and I haven't found them in my circles.Academics are strong. Could they be stronger? Absolutely. Math is appropriate and well taught but writing in general needs some teaching leadership. Some teachers are fantastic at teaching students writing - others are not. I'm pretty sure this is common across all schools and all districts. Also, a lot of the complaints are due to mandates by California. Piedmont is doing it's best to operate within the constraints of the state, but in the student's best interests. One writer said Piedmont is, "without a shred, actually a hint of tolerance," for, "diversity-social, economic, racial and cultural differences." This is a complete fabrication and the writer bought into a popular stereotype. Is Piedmont diverse? No. Are there a lot of socio-economic differences in the families that live here? No. Can Piedmont control who buys a home in Piedmont? Also - No. However, the residents of Piedmont are overwhelmingly liberal (>20% registered republican), and have a liberal mindset which values diversity-social, economic, racial and cultural differences. My kid have friends that are jewish, muslim, black, asian, and indian and they ALL live in Piedmont too.What stands out about Piedmont is that it is small tightly knit community of great people. The police, fire department, teachers, and all city officials are part of the community and expected to (and do) model the values of the city residents. Piedmont is a wonderful place for children and for them to obtain a great eduction.
March 27, 2015 Submitted by a parent
We moved to the area from out of State based on the reputation on the school. But what a disappointment! The school is very mediocre, in all aspect except the human one ( staff very friendly). They are doing in 6th grade what others states have done in 4th grade, specially in English. There are basically behind great State by at least one full year! The don't have gifted program, that don't challenge the kids in any subject. They are bringing them to the lowest common denominator. Don'' be blinded that by the test/score in any of the other school ( elementary and High school as well). California Standard is one of the lowest in the nation. Our kids, who are bilingual ( English is a second language) are going to school like they are going to vacation! Nothing really new to learn, and never challenged. We have one in Elementary ( they treat the kids like babies, most of the kids don't write, produce neat work, some kids are even bored but nothing is done to keep them learning - I do volunteer a lot) 2 in Middle School and one in High School ( no IP an no IB offered ). As least they have good friends and a healthy social life.
February 07, 2013 Submitted by a community member
I have gone to Piedmont Middle School for over two years(I still attend) and I have gotten a great education and had great oppurtunities here. All the teachers are wonderful, and offer extra help if needed. Everyone is really supportive of ALL students, and ASB helps to make the school a great place to be. Go Mrs. Lippy! :)
January 29, 2013 Submitted by a parent
My son entered 6th grade in 2012 after having attended elementary school here. After hearing trepidation expressed by many parents about the challenges of transitioning to middle school, I have to say it was much ado about nothing. Sixth grade has been great! Academically, socially, etc. He is having a great time and learning a lot. I'd like to respond to some rather bitter posts about not fitting in. We fit in when we stop worrying about fitting in. I'm a single mom, I've rented here for nearly 10 years, don't make a ton of dough, do not sit on boards and committees like many stay-at-home moms do (and WHAT would we do without their volunteerism??) and my son is bi-racial. Not an issue. I have never felt like an outsider, unless I decide to feel that way on a bad day. Moving to Piedmont from SF for the schools is the best decision I've ever made, hands down.
September 04, 2011 Submitted by a parent
I moved from Oakland to Piedmont when it was time for my oldest to begin Middle School. I sold a house in Oakland that I loved for a much smaller one in Piedmont and I am extremely glad that I did. My 6th grader had a tough adjustment to middle school. Thankfully PMS was very proactive in getting him the additional help that he needed. His core teacher was communicative and supportive and he gained confidence and skill throughout the year. The beginning of 7th grade has been much smoother as he started the year with all of his support in place. I am impressed by the faculty's ability and willingness to work with and understand the needs of different learners. I have found that my "out of the box" kid has been accepted easily by his peers. As to economic and racial diversity, while it certainly does not compare to Oakland schools, there are plenty of folks in Piedmont who live in modest homes, work hard to pay their mortgages, and have "non-traditional" family arrangements. I have no idea what goes on in anyone else's social world and don't care who might be in or out. I care about my kids getting a good, broad, well rounded education and for that, in my opinion, Piedmont is tops.
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Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Piedmont Middle School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Piedmont Middle School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 978 apartments for rent available in this part of Piedmont. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Piedmont Middle School is currently at Nook on Valdez, renting for $1,600 per month, but if $17,014 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Mason at Hive. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Piedmont Middle School

Before you start packing, make sure Piedmont Middle School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Piedmont Middle School is a well-known public 8-Jun school in Piedmont. It is located at 740 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611 and it is the second home of 681 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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