Piedmont Middle School Recognized across Alabama for High Growth

Piedmont, AL

Alabama School Leads in Learning Growth

Piedmont Middle School (PMS) is part of a small district in Alabama. Like many rural communities, Piedmont has experienced a significant economic downfall in the past 15 to 20 years. However, PMS has remained committed to holding its students to high expectations. Its dedication and the use of i-Ready have led to the middle school being recognized across the state for the success its students are having in reading and math.

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“We wanted to make sure that each and every kid was growing. I didn’t care if you were number one in the class or if you were number 23. We had to figure out how we could push you. I have the philosophy that each kid has an opportunity to grow, and we need to develop that. And I think that’s what we’ve been able to do when you look at what i-Ready Math and Reading have provided.” Chris Hanson, Principal

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