Buffalo Grove Students Benefit from Excellence at Piedmont Schools
October 8, 2018
Located just north of the Northwest Expressway, on Mustang Road, Ideal Homes’ Buffalo Grove neighborhood in Village Verde lies in the nationally recognized Piedmont school system. Consistently rated among the top in the state, Piedmont schools have a history of strong test scores, impressive graduation and attendance rates, and a large number of extracurricular sports and activities for students to participate in and enjoy. Piedmont High School has more than 20 sports teams, and its marching band has consistently received statewide recognition for the quality of its musicians. With seven school sites, the Piedmont school system includes the Primary School, three Elementary Schools, as well as Piedmont Intermediate, Middle School and High School. With Piedmont named the third fastest growing community in Oklahoma by the American Community Survey, student enrollment has increased 41% since 2012. As a result, the school system currently serves 4,100 students. Naturally, this significant growth brought substantive challenges. In response, 2016 voters overwhelmingly approved a $71 million bond issue. The results of this bond include: an Early Childhood Center, additional classrooms/safe rooms at Northwood Elementary, cafeteria and gymnasium at Piedmont Elementary, additional classrooms/safe rooms, science labs, commons areas and cafeteria at Piedmont High School, and facility air-conditioning upgrades. Piedmont students will also benefit from several athletic facility upgrades, including an artificial turf field and new track at the newly renamed F&M Bank Stadium. Softball, baseball, cheer, pom and band are enjoying upgrades, as well. In addition, voters approved a second proposal to provide twelve air-conditioned buses. Students who live in Buffalo Grove attend: Piedmont Primary (pre-kindergarten) Street Address: 615 Edmond Rd. NW, Piedmont, OK 73078 Phone: 405-373-4848 Northwood Elementary (K – 4th grade) Street Address: 14100 Northwood Dr., Piedmont, OK 73078 Phone: 405-373-5151 Piedmont Intermediate (grades 5 and 6) Street Address: 977 Washington Ave, Piedmont OK, 73078 Phone: 405-373-5155 Middle School of Piedmont (grades 7 and 8) Street Address: 823 Second Street NW, Piedmont OK, 73078 Phone: 405-373-1315 Piedmont High School (grades 9 – 12) Street Address: 1055 Edmond Road NW, Piedmont, OK 73078 Phone: 405-373-5011 Digital Hookups Piedmont students at every class level benefit from experience with and exposure to technology. Primary and Elementary classrooms utilize i-Pad and Chromebook devices for small group and independent supplementary instruction. Intermediate students have access to a device in all core subject classes throughout the day. Middle school and high school students are provided a Google Chromebook laptop for home and school use.