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Greetings Pierce Families,

Welcome to Pierce Middle School and the South Redford School District! My name is Desmond Smith and as the new principal of Pierce Middle School I am very honored and proud to serve in this role. I know that there are many schooling options that are available in the area, and I do not take it lightly that you choose to send your students to Pierce. My children have attended schools within the district since Kindergarten, and not only do they enjoy school but they have grown academically and socially. It is proven that students that go through our system over time perform above average on state testing.


South Redford is a district on the cutting edge in many areas and we strive to be progressive in our practices and beliefs. There are several actions that we will continue to build upon at Pierce. These include (but are not limited to) a shift to Standards Based Grading and continued strides in culturally responsive practices within our school. More information about these initiatives will be communicated throughout the year.  Please continue to support us as we continue to support the school community. 


Right here at Pierce, we have much to offer all of our students and their interests, from academics, nutrition, Spanish language lessons, to the amazing field trips and much more! In short, we have something for you! Welcome once again, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the school office or contact me.


Desmond Smith, Principal



Mr. Desmond Smith, Principal