School Profile

Piedmont Community Charter School serves 1,900 students spanning kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Distinctions

  • Piedmont has a North Carolina report card grade of B.
  • PCCS is proud to be an official Core Knowledge School K-8.
  • PCCS is accredited by the state of North Carolina and by Cognia.
  • Piedmont’s overall grade level proficiency is higher than Gaston County Schools’ (GCS) overall grade level proficiency.
  • Piedmont’s overall grade level proficiency is higher than the state.
  • In 2014, AdvancED, now known as Cognia, approved a five-year accreditation.
  • In 2015 the State Board of Education approved PCCS for a 10 year charter renewal.
  • In 2019, AdvancED, now known as Cognia, approved a five-year accreditation.
  • For the 6th consecutive year, Piedmont has won Best Charter School in The Gaston Gazette‘s Best of the Best community awards.
  • From 2019 – 2022, Piedmont directors Holly White (elementary) and Sheila Richards (middle school) have been awarded Best Principal.
  • In 2022, Jennifer Killen, Piedmont’s Head of School, won Best of the Best‘s Person of the Year
  • Piedmont earned a 2022 National Best High Schools ranking from U.S. News and World Report.