Piedmont is a community elementary school providing 21st Century classrooms and facilities, experienced teaching staff and excellent educational programs. Our school community strives to provide high achievement for all and a welcoming environment for everyone.

ISD 709 Elementary Schools Provide:
  • Free All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
  • 90 minutes reading plus 30 minutes writing each day
  • 70 minutes math plus 10 minutes facts/computation fluency in grades 2-5
  • Art, Music, Phy.Ed. Media
  • Advanced academic opportunities and comprehensive interventions to boost reading and math skills
  • Guidance and support to help students learn responsibility, citizenship and respect
  • Parent and community partnerships to support education.

Our first event of the new school year will be the Open House on Thursday, August 28 from 4-5:30 P.M.  The purpose of the Open House is to help students find their classrooms, meet and make a connection with teachers, bring school supplies and arrange them, and provide an opportunity to calm anxiety and fear about the first day of school.

The first day of class for students will be Tuesday, September 2, and will be a full day beginning at  7:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.

 UMD Brings the Power of Peace to Children

Art teachers, art education students, university faculty, and 500 grade school children spent a day encircled in peace. They didn't just talk, they built an amazing structure, a huge Peace Mandala. UMD Professor Alison Aune, visiting lecturer, Indiana University's Associate instructor Mousumi De, and UMD art education students, collaborated with Duluth's Piedmont Elementary School. Together with school administrators and teachers they involved all of the students in Grades K-5 in this all-day endeavor. Click on the link to view the pictures and learn more about our project!

2014 Go Guide - Guide to Summer Opportunities For Youth

           Principal: Becky Gerdes  
School Secretary: Jodi Keller
  2827 Chambersburg Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
Phone:  218-336-8950
Fax:  218-336-8954