Piedmont Middle School

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Piedmont Middle School At a Glance
Member of SO since 2010
Best finish, regionals 1st (Most Recent)
Best finish, state 1st (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Best finish, nationals 4th (2015)
Website http://piedmontibmiddleso.weebly.com/


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Piedmont IB Middle School is a Division B powerhouse school from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The program was started in 2010. The program had instant success as the team advanced from regionals to the NC State Competition. In 2011, Piedmont placed 2nd in the state and made it to the national competition in Wisconsin, placing 32nd. In 2012, Piedmont came in 1st at the North Carolina state competition and placed 20th in the nation at the University of Central Florida. In 2013, Piedmont placed 2nd in the state and placed 23rd in the nation at Wright State University.

In 2014, Piedmont placed 1st and set a record low point total of 96 points at States. At the national competition at the University of Central Florida , Piedmont placed 9th in the nation.

During the 2015 season Piedmont placed 1st at States, with 57 points (breaking their previous record low of 96 points). In Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2015 National Science Olympiad Tournament, Piedmont placed 4th overall with a total of 296 points, and received 10 national medals including 2 Gold Medals in the events Simple Machines and Solar Systems. Piedmont Middle School have been the repeat champions in Simple Machines in 2014 and 2015.

Piedmont placed in 13th at the Nationals Competition in 2016, earning 1st place in the nation at Crime Busters.

Piedmont finished 7th at the 2017 Nationals Competition, earning 8 individual medals, including 1st place in Crime Busters, Dynamic Planet, and Hovercraft.

National Medals
Year Event Place
2011-12 Compute This 2nd
2011-12 Crime Busters 1st
2011-12 Food Science 1st
2012-13 Crime Busters 2nd
2012-13 Disease Detectives 6th
2012-13 Food Science 3rd
2013-14 Anatomy 3rd
2013-14 Meteorology 4th
2013-14 Simple Machines 1st
2013-14 Water Quality 5th
2014-15 Air Trajectory 3rd
2014-15 Crime Busters 4th
2014-15 Dynamic Planet 4th
2014-15 Experimental Design 5th
2014-15 Green Generation 4th
2014-15 Meteorology 3rd
2014-15 Robo-Cross 2nd
2014-15 Simple Machines 1st
2014-15 Solar System 1st
2014-15 Write It Do It 2nd
2015-16 Crave the Wave 2nd
2015-16 Crime Busters 1st
2015-16 Experimental Design 6th
2015-16 Meteorology 5th
2016-17 Crime Busters 1st
2016-17 Dynamic Planet 1st
2016-17 Food Science 2nd
2016-17 Hovercraft 1st
2016-17 Meteorology 5th
2016-17 Mission Possible 4th
2016-17 Optics 4th
2016-17 Rocks and Minerals 4th