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May 21, 2014

TOP 10 SCHOOLS IN PLANO

Top Plano schools
About Plano Plano is a great place for young and old alike. Excellent schools, award winning parks
 and library systems, and outstanding fire and police departments make Plano one of the safest cities in the U.S. Plano was recently named “the best run city in America”, which helps to explain the low property tax rate. One Texas sized benefit of the wealth in Plano is excellent school system. Plano schools have all the bells and whistles. More importantly, the teachers do a great job, as evidenced by nation leading test scores that Plano students and schools produced. Here are the TOP 10 Plano Schools. Are you thinking of moving to Plano? We can help you find your Dream Home today!
Plano has 77 primary and secondary schools. One of the best schools is Bethany Elementary School, with a rating of 10. It has 377 children. The public schools in Plano are in Plano Independent School DistrictAllen Independent School District is nearby and has better ratings than Plano Independent School District. Nearby Richardson Independent School District is worse, with a rating of 7. Plano’s population is 261,869. Plano Independent School District enrolls 21% of the population of Plano.

1.       Bethany Elementary School 

       Rating – 10 out of 10

   418 Micarta Dr, Plano, TX 75025        Phone: (469) 752-0300            Web: www.pisd.edu      District: Plano Independent School District

  • Public school • Grades K-5
  • 377 students
  • 14 students per teacher
Bethany Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Bethany Elementary School is Mr Bryan Bird, whose e-mail is askpisd@pisd.edu. 377 students attend Bethany Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Bethany Elementary School students have “limited English proficiency.” 3% of the 377 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bethany Elementary School is 14:1. Andrews Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
         Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity
School
District
Multiracial
7%
%
White, non-Hispanic
54%
51%
Black, non-Hispanic
5%
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
27%
20%
Asian
23%
%
Hispanic
11%
18%
Native American or Native Alaskan
0.3%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
%
·    

2. Haggard Middle School

Rating – 10 out of 10

2832 Parkhaven Dr, Plano, TX 75075    Phone: (469) 752-5400     Web: www.pisd.edu
District: Plano Independent School District

  • Public school • Grades 6-8
  • 914 students
  • 15 students per teacher
  • (TX avg is 15)
About This School
Haggard Middle School is a public middle school in Plano. The principal of Haggard Middle School is Ms Julie Anne Dean and can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 914 students go to Haggard Middle School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Haggard Middle School students have “limited English proficiency.” 12% of the 914 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 17% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Haggard Middle School is 15:1. Willow Bend Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.
Extracurricular Activities
  • Arts
·         Band
·         Ceramics sculpture
·         Chorus
·         Computer arts
·         Dance
·         Drawing painting
·         Orchestra
·         Photography

                        Languages Taught
·         French
·         German
·         Spanish
                        Sports
·         Baseball
·         Basketball
·         Cheerleading
·         Cross country
·         Football
·         Golf
·         P.E. classes
·         Softball

Student Ethnicities
Ethnicity
School
District
Asian
9%
%
Black, non-Hispanic
7%
11%
White, non-Hispanic
63%
51%
Multiracial
6%
%
Hispanic
15%
18%
Asian/Pacific Islander
12%
20%
Native American or Native Alaskan
0.3%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
%

    3. Schimelpfenig Middle School

    Rating – 10 out of 10

    2400 Maumelle Dr, Plano, TX 75023        Phone: (469) 752-6400         Web: www.pisd.edu

    District: Plano Independent School District
    • Public School. Grades 6-8
    • 1003 Students
    • 16 Students per teacher
    • TX average is 15
    About This School
    Schimelpfenig Middle School is a public middle school in Plano. The principal of Schimelpfenig Middle School is Mr Jason Myatt and can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 1,003 students go to Schimelpfenig Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Schimelpfenig Middle School students are “limited in English proficiency.” 6% of the 1,003 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 10% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Schimelpfenig Middle School is 16:1. Great Lakes Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.


    Extracurricular Activities
    • Arts
    ·         Band
    ·         Chorus
    ·         Computer arts
    ·         Drawing painting
    ·         Orchestra
    ·         Theater drama
                            Languages Taught
    ·         French
    ·         German
    ·         Mandarin
    ·         Spanish
                            Sports
    ·         Basketball
    ·         Cheerleading
    ·         Cross country
    ·         Football
    ·         P.E. classes
    ·         Soccer
    ·         Tennis
    ·         Track

    Student Ethnicities
    Ethnicity
    School
    District
    Hispanic
    8%
    18%
    Black, non-Hispanic
    7%
    11%
    White, non-Hispanic
    59%
    51%
    Multiracial
    3%
    %
    Asian/Pacific Islander
    24%
    20%
    Asian

    4. Carlisle Elementary School

    Rating – 10 out of 10

    • 6525 Old Orchard Dr, Plano, TX 75023
    • Phone: (469) 752-0600
    • Web: www.pisd.edu
    • District: Plano Independent School District

    • Public school • Grades K-5
    • 541 students
    • 14 students per teacher
    • (TX avg is 15)
    Carlisle Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Carlisle Elementary School is Ms Linda Patrick, who can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 541 students attend Carlisle Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the Carlisle Elementary School students have “limited English proficiency.” 9% of the 541 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 22% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carlisle Elementary School is 14:1. Iacc Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
    Extracurricular Activities
    • Arts
    ·         Band
    ·         Ceramics sculpture
    ·         Chorus
    ·         Computer arts
    ·         Drawing painting
    ·         Theater drama
                            Languages Taught
    ·         Spanish
                            Sports
    ·         Baseball
    ·         Football
    ·         P.E. classes
    ·         Rock climbing
    ·         Softball
    ·         Ultimate Frisbee
    Student Ethnicities
    Ethnicity
    School
    District
    Black, non-Hispanic
    9%
    11%
    White, non-Hispanic
    60%
    51%
    Multiracial
    3%
    %
    Asian/Pacific Islander
    19%
    20%
    Asian
    17%
    %
    Hispanic
    11%
    18%
    Native American or Native Alaskan
    0%
    0.4%
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    0%
    %

      5. Mathews Elementary School

      Rating – 10 out of 10

      7500 Marchman Way, Plano, TX 75025      Phone: (469) 752-2300      Web: www.pisd.edu 
      District: Plano Independent School District

      • Public school • Grades K-5
      • 584 students
      • 15 students per teacher
      • (TX avg is 15)
      Mathews Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Mathews Elementary School is Ms Jill Stoker, who can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 584 students go to Mathews Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 8% of the Mathews Elementary School students have “limited English proficiency.” 2% of the 584 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 4% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mathews Elementary School is 15:1. Bethany Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
      Extracurricular Activities
      • Arts
      ·         Ceramics sculpture
      ·         Drawing painting
                              Sports
      ·         P.E. classes
      Student Ethnicities
      Ethnicity
      School
      District
      Hispanic
      6%
      18%
      White, non-Hispanic
      48%
      51%
      Asian
      40%
      %
      Asian/Pacific Islander
      38%
      20%
      Black, non-Hispanic
      3%
      11%
      Multiracial
      3%
      %
      Native American or Native Alaskan
      0.2%
      0.4%
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
      0%
      %

      6. Jasper High School10 out of 10

      6800 Archgate Dr, Plano, TX 75024             Phone: (469) 752-7400             Web: www.pisd.edu
      District: Plano Independent School District

        • Public school • Grades 9-10
        • 1829 students
        • 17 students per teacher
        Jasper High School is a public high school in Plano. The principal of Jasper High School is Dr Kary Cooper and can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 1,829 students go to Jasper High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Jasper High School students are “limited in English proficiency.” 5% of the 1,829 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jasper High School is 17:1. Bethany Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.
        Extracurricular Activities
        • Arts
        ·         Band
        ·         Ceramics sculpture
        ·         Chorus
        ·         Computer arts
        ·         Dance
        ·         Drawing painting
        ·         Orchestra
        ·         Photography
        ·         more
                                Languages Taught
        ·         Arabic
        ·         Cantonese
        ·         French
        ·         German
        ·         Hebrew
        ·         Italian
        ·         Japanese
        ·         Korean
                                Sports
        ·         Badminton
        ·         Baseball
        ·         Basketball
        ·         Cheerleading
        ·         Cross country
        ·         Football
        ·         Golf
        ·         Lacrosse
        Student Ethnicities
        Ethnicity
        School
        District
        Hispanic
        8%
        18%
        Black, non-Hispanic
        6%
        11%
        White, non-Hispanic
        51%
        51%
        Asian
        32%
        %
        Multiracial
        3%
        %
        Asian/Pacific Islander
        29%
        20%
        Native American or Native Alaskan
        0.1%
        0.4%
        Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
        0.1%
        %

        7. Barksdale Elementary School

        Rating – 10 out of 10

        2424 Midway, Plano, TX 75093     Phone: (469) 752-0100       Web: www.pisd.edu
        District: Plano Independent School District

          • Public school • Grades K-5
          • 634 students
          • 14 students per teacher
          Barksdale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Barksdale Elementary School is Ms Jennifer Caplinger, who can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 634 students attend Barksdale Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Barksdale Elementary School students have “limited English proficiency.” 3% of the 634 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 10% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Barksdale Elementary School is 14:1. Prince of Peace Christian School & Early Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.
          Extracurricular Activities
          • Arts
          ·         Chorus
                                  Languages Taught
          ·         Spanish
                                  Sports
          ·         P.E. classes
          Student Ethnicities
          Ethnicity
          School
          District
          Black, non-Hispanic
          8%
          11%
          White, non-Hispanic
          55%
          51%
          Multiracial
          5%
          %
          Asian/Pacific Islander
          19%
          20%
          Asian
          19%
          %
          Hispanic
          13%
          18%
          Native American or Native Alaskan
          0%
          0.4%
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
          0%
          %

          8. Skaggs Elementary School

          Rating – 10 out of 10

          3201 Russell Creek Dr, Plano, TX 75025        Phone: (469) 752-3300     Web: www.pisd.edu District: Plano Independent School District

          • Public school • Grades K-5
          • 534 students
          • 14 students per teacher
          Skaggs Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Skaggs Elementary School is Ms Jamey Allen, whose e-mail is askpisd@pisd.edu. 534 children attend Skaggs Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 14% of the Skaggs Elementary School students have “limited English proficiency.” 2% of the 534 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 2% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Skaggs Elementary School is 14:1.Anderson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
          Extracurricular Activities
          • Arts
          ·         Chorus
          ·         Drawing painting
          ·         Theater drama
                                  Sports
          ·         P.E. classes
          Student Ethnicities
          Ethnicity
          School
          District
          Asian
          71%
          %
          Asian/Pacific Islander
          70%
          20%
          Hispanic
          4%
          18%
          Multiracial
          3%
          %
          White, non-Hispanic
          21%
          51%
          Black, non-Hispanic
          2%
          11%
          Native American or Native Alaskan
          0.2%
          0.4%
          Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
          0%
          %

          9. Haun Elementary School

          Rating – 10 out of 10

          4500 Quincy Ln, Plano, TX 75024       Phone: (469) 752-1600      Web: www.pisd.edu
          District: Plano Independent School District

            • Public school • Grades K-5
            • 533 students
            • 13 students per teacher
            • (TX avg is 15)
            Haun Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Haun Elementary School is Ms Jayne Smith, who can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 533 students go to Haun Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 9% of the Haun Elementary School students are “limited in English proficiency.” 3% of the 533 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Haun Elementary School is 13:1. New Star Leadership Education is one of the nearest elementary schools.
            Extracurricular Activities
            • Arts
            ·         Chorus
            ·         Computer arts
            ·         Drawing painting
                                    Sports
            ·         P.E. classes
            Student Ethnicities
            Ethnicity
            School
            District
            Hispanic
            7%
            18%
            White, non-Hispanic
            45%
            51%
            Asian
            40%
            %
            Black, non-Hispanic
            4%
            11%
            Asian/Pacific Islander
            35%
            20%
            Multiracial
            3%
            %
            Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
            0.2%
            %
            Native American or Native Alaskan
            0%
            0.4%

              10. Hightower Elementary School

              Rating – 10 out of 10

              2601 Decatur Dr, Plano, TX 75093      Phone: (469) 752-1800     Web: www.pisd.edu

              District: Plano Independent School District

              • Public school • Grades K-5
              • 482 students
              • 13 students per teacher
              Hightower Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plano. The principal of Hightower Elementary School is Ms Mariea Sprott, who can be contacted at askpisd@pisd.edu. 482 students go to Hightower Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the Hightower Elementary School students are “limited in English proficiency.” 8% of the 482 students here are classified as “economically disadvantaged”, and 10% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hightower Elementary School is 13:1. Centennial Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
              Extracurricular Activities
              • Arts
              ·         Chorus
              ·         Theater drama
                                      Sports
              ·         P.E. classes
              Student Ethnicities
              Ethnicity
              School
              District
              Black, non-Hispanic
              6%
              11%
              White, non-Hispanic
              54%
              51%
              Multiracial
              5%
              %
              Asian/Pacific Islander
              24%
              20%
              Asian
              22%
              %
              Hispanic
              12%
              18%
              Native American or Native Alaskan
              0.4%
              0.4%
              Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
              0%
              %

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