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Awards & Ratings

Awards and Ratings
Student Awards
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National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

In accountability ratings reported by the Texas Education Agency in 2011, Plano ISD received a Recognized rating for previous school year. Additionally, the “All Student” group maintained an Exemplary rating across all content areas.

Every year since the award has been presented (1992-2012), Plano ISD has been selected for a “What Parents Want Award” by SchoolMatch® of Columbus, OH, the nation’s largest school selection and consulting firm. Only 16 percent of the nation's 15,571 public school districts (2,437) have been recognized for meeting the needs of families choosing schools.

Ninety-six Plano ISD seniors earned Semifinalist standing in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. They continued in the competition for Finalist standing and $36 million in scholarships.

Plano West Senior High School graduates celebrated their achievement at the Dallas Convention Center. Each year, Plano ISD boasts one of the highest performances on college entrance exams in the nation.

Plano ISD boasts one of the highest performances on college entrance exams in the nation. A significant number of students take Advanced Placement courses and participate in the International Baccalaureate program and concurrent enrollment. These statistics indicate a strong dedication to work diligently to get more students enrolled in honors and advanced courses.

Ninety-four percent of Plano ISD graduates pursue higher education.

Twenty-three Plano ISD schools have captured the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence honor, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Three of the schools have been twice awarded through the national program.

Plano ISD's three senior high schools were named among America's best schools by Newsweek magazine. Read more in Newsweek about America's Best High Schools 2012.

AMS videoArmstrong Middle School was selected among 120 National AVID Demonstration Schools as the result of a national site visit by the AVID Center. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) seeks to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Watch the video.

The National Center for Educational Achievement recognized 17 Plano ISD schools as part of its 2011 Just for the Kids Campaign for Higher Performing Schools in Texas. The program helps to identify, celebrate and share insights from higher performing schools nationwide, examining student achievement in math, reading, writing, science and social studies.

For 28 consecutive years, Plano ISD has earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. For eight consecutive years, Plano ISD has earned the highest rating of “Superior Achievement” in the state’s Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) program.

Two Plano ISD schools captured 2012 Promising Practice awards through the national Character Education Partnership (CEP). Thomas Elementary School's Anti-Bullying Rally and Campaign and Plano West Senior High School Theatre's "Save a Life" play were awarded by CEP.

Plano ISD was awarded as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America" in a 2012 survey conducted by several national music and education organizations. Plano has made this list each year since the start of the program in 1999.

Jasper HS Choir

The Jasper High School Choir (pictured) was among four Plano ISD music groups to earn "Mark of Excellence" awards for their 2011 performance recordings that were judged in a national competition hosted by the Foundation for Music Education. Also awarded were the Plano East Senior High School Wind Ensemble, Shepton High School Chamber Orchestra and the Murphy Middle School Symphonic Band.

Nine schools were named to the 2011 Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll. TBEC identifies Honor Roll Schools by analyzing three years of performance data for every public school in Texas. Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard in every subject on state-mandated tests.

The Plano ISD Education Foundation raised more than $900,000 during the 2010-11 school year for programs and services to support quality education in Plano schools, through its annual “Ski Plano” benefit gala, Plano ISD employee campaign, parent fundraising drive and gifts from corporations, foundations and individuals. Since the year 2000, the Foundation has raised more than $7 million to enhance the quality of education in Plano schools.

Bus frontPlano ISD was named a first place winner in the American School Board Journal’s (ASBJ) 17th annual Magna Awards program in the over 20,000 enrollment category. The district created a mobile learning lab (pictured) equipped with 13 computers and is sending it into local neighborhoods in and around eight high-poverty elementary schools.

Since its inception in 2001, Plano ISD's eSchool program has enabled more than 11,000 students to take high school courses online, on their own time, wherever access is available to the Internet and a computer. Students enrolled in eSchool have achieved an overall passing rate of 98 percent.

The school district's website and online instructional center have captured top state and national awards for innovation in design and user-friendliness.