Homes for sale in Plano ISD, TX
The Plano Independent School District is a public school district in southeastern Collin County, Texas, and is headquartered in Plano. The district serves over 55,000 students including the entire city of Plano, as well as northern portions of Dallas and Richardson among other Dallas suburbs (Allen, Carrollton, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Parker, and Wylie). Plano ISD was rated “recognized” by the TEA.
Plano’s educational structure is different from many school districts. Their 44 elementary schools teach kinder through fifth grade, their 13 middle schools serve sixth through eighth grades, and their high schools serve ninth and tenth graders. Once students have completed tenth grade they go on to one of three senior high schools for eleventh and twelfth grades.
Nearly 42 percent of PISD’s 3,889 teachers have master’s degrees, and they have an average of 11 years teaching experience. The districts average student/teacher ratio is 19/1. Every one of PISD’s senior high schools have been listed in the top 250 of Newsweek’s list of top 1000 high schools in America, and the district is said to administer more Advanced Placement tests than any other school district in the Western United States.
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Senior High Schools (grades 11 – 12):
Plano West Senior High School: Plano West is in its 14th year of existence, and has a reputation for excellence in Plano. Students are accepted into the top colleges and universities throughout the world, and Plano West has been listed in the top 1% of Newsweek’s Best High Schools in the nation for the past two years. Their principal is Ms. Kathy King, and their achievements include being a TBEC Honor Roll Recipient, a Texas ACT Council College Readiness Award, and multiple honors for their Band, Choir, and Orchestra. Their athletics program has received many awards as well, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Swim, Volleyball, and Wrestling have all taken home either District, Regional, or State championships in the last few years.
Plano East Senior High School: Plano east opened in 1981 and has a long history of academic excellence, as well as a diverse population. Located 20 miles north of downtown, Plano East offers an International Baccalaureate full diploma program, Advanced Placement programs, and medical science clinical rotation programs. Their principal is Ms. Karen McDonald, and their achievements include over 20 students being named National Merit Semi-Finalists, being named to Newsweek 1,000 Best Schools in America, an AEIS “recognized” accountability rating, and being a U.S. Blue Ribbon School. Plano East offers athletics such as football, soccer, cross country, and wrestling, as well as fine arts such as band, choir, cheerleading, theatre, and drill team.
Plano Senior High School: Plano Senior High School is a two-time National blue Ribbon School, and has an exemplary rating from the TSA. They also have a long history of academic excellence, offering a full range of courses in all academic areas. 72 percent of their staff holds advanced degrees, among them their principal Ms. Sarah Watkins. Only a few of their many achievements include: a 97 percent rate of students pursuing a higher education, two Grammy awards for their Fine Arts department, TMEA Honors for both Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, 11 state speech team championships, and 7 national champions at Princeton and Harvard speech tournaments. Some athletic achievements include a National Football Championship, 7 State Football championships, and stat champions in Soccer, Softball, Golf, and Swimming.
High Schools Include (grades 9 – 10):
Clark High School: Clark’s enrollment is 1,513 students and their principal is Ms. Janis Williams. Their achievements include: Twice named a TVEC Honor Roll Recipient, being named a Texas Monthly Top High School in Texas, being a United States Blue Ribbon School, and being rated Exemplary by the TEA.
Jasper High School: Jasper’s enrollment is at 1,660 students and their principal is Dr. Kary Cooper. Some achievements include: a TEA rating of Recognized, many Gold Performance Acknowledgement awards, UIL sweepstakes awards for band, choir, and orchestra as well as All-State band, choir, and orchestra qualifiers.
McMillen High School: McMillen’s enrollment is at 1,192 students, and their principal is Mr. George King. This school feeds into Plano East Senior High School, and offers an Exemplary rated Art program, as well as a wonderful athletics program.
Shepton High School: Shepton’s enrollment is at 1,627 students, and their principal is Dr. Cortney Gober. Some of their achievements include Honors in their Choir program, being named one of Texas Monthly’s Outstanding High Schools in Texas, a Plano ISD Exemplary Writing award, UIL band and choir sweepstakes awards, as well as many athletic championships.
Vines High School: Vine’s enrollment is at 1,249 students, and their principal is Ms. Shauna Koehne. Some of their achievements include a strong band/choir/orchestra program garnering many awards each year, awards for One Act Play, and many athletic championships.
Williams High School: William’s enrollment is at 1,133 students, and their principal is Ms. Lynn Ojeda. Some of their achievements include being a TEA recognized campus, UIL sweepstakes awards for Band, Choir, and Orchestra and an International Science Fair award winner.
Middle Schools Include (6 – 8):
Armstrong Middles School, Bowman Middle School, Carpenter Middle School, Frankford Middle School, Haggard Middle School, Hendrick Middle School, Murphey Middle School, Otto Middle School, Renner Middle School, Rice Middle School, Robinson Middle School, Schimelpfenig Middle School, and Wilson Middle School.
For a list of all of their 44 elementary schools, click HERE.