Pierce Middle School used to be a haven for trouble. Several years ago a new principal was hired. Mr. White had a military background and he didn't take any guff. His view was definitely "My way or the highway" and as long as your child toed the line everything was great. My son had a rough time because he didn't strive for excellence, but this was in no way the school's fault. I would definitely recommend Pierce, just be aware that if your child gets into trouble you will be called on it.