Piedmont High School

Piedmont High School serves 1,065 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Piedmont High School operates within the Union County Public s School District.
The school district's 88% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1065 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,065 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Piedmont High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Piedmont High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Piedmont High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
4%
13%
Piedmont High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
5%
27%
Piedmont High School Black (1988-2012)
White
88%
52%
Piedmont High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Piedmont High School Sch Ethnicity Piedmont High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.22 0.64
Piedmont High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
45%
Piedmont High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
8%
Piedmont High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 40,105 students has grown by 5687% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Union County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
4
Number of Students Managed 40,105 1,593
Union County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 88% 74%
Union County Public s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $541 MM $19 MM
Union County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $446 MM $18 MM
Union County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $781,304 $11,105
Union County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $644,127 $10,880
Union County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Piedmont High School is a public high school in Unionville, North Carolina. The nickname of the school is the Panthers.
  • History: Piedmont was founded in 1960 as the second high school in Union County. It was generally stereotyped as a school that was "redneckish" or a severely country school. This perception has changed as northwest Union County has been developed and has become a major suburb of Charlotte. Now, Piedmont is one of the more respected schools in Union County. After the Class of 2005, the school was divided, with half of the classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 moving to a new school, Porter Ridge High School.
  • Sports: Sports at Piedmont are always strong. They are the 1984 2A State Baseball champions. They have also had state champions in swimming, wrestling, and track and field. Also, the football team had a 31 game regular season winning streak from 2001-2003, winning the district title during that run. The women's softball team is currently one of the top teams in 3A.
  • Currently the teams compete in the South Piedmont Conference, which is 3A.
  • Currently, the biggest rival for Piedmont is Porter Ridge. Piedmont is currently 1–0 against them all time in football. Historically, though, Piedmont's biggest rival in High School football is Forest Hills High School.
  • The Band has become well known starting in 2004 when the won there first Grand Champion(top award at a marching Contest For the Whole Day) and won a second one in 2005.
  • Famous alumni: Andrew Tomberlin, a former Major League Baseball player.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Porter Ridge High School (4.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Piedmont Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Unionville Elementary School (1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Monroe Piedmont Middle School
    2816 Sikes Mill Rd
    Monroe , NC , 28110
    (704)753-2840
    0.1  mi  |  1009  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Monroe Unionville Elementary School
    4511 Unionville Rd
    Monroe , NC , 28110
    (704)296-3055
    1  mi  |  706  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Indian Trail Porter Ridge Middle School
    2827 Ridge Rd
    Indian Trail , NC , 28079
    (704)225-7555
    4.2  mi  |  1325  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Indian Trail Porter Ridge High School
    2839 Ridge Rd
    Indian Trail , NC , 28079
    (704)292-7662
    4.2  mi  |  1436  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Indian Trail Porter Ridge Elementary School
    2843 Ridge Rd
    Indian Trail , NC , 28079
    (704)289-1965
    4.2  mi  |  611  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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