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.


“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