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Shepard Elementary

Shepard Elementary
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1000 Wilson Drive
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 752-3100
Fax: (469) 752-3101

Principal Laurie Taylor
Counselor Harriet Kelley
School Hours 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Enrollment 447
School Colors Red, white and blue
Mascot Patriots
Motto We put our children first.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Plano Parkway Exit – to Custer, north on Custer to Grandview, west on Grandview to Wilson Dr., north to the school.
From Central Expressway: 15th St. Exit – west to Custer, south on Custer to Grandview, west on Grandview to Wilson Dr., north to the school.

Achievements

National Blue Ribbon (1992 & 2008); Redbook School of Excellence Award (1992); TEA School Ratings: Exemplary (2009-10, 2005-07 and 2000-1994);  Recognized (2008, 2005-03, 2001, 1996, 1993); repeated Gold Performance Acknowledgements for Commended Performance in reading, math, writing and science; TEA Award for Inclusion (1992); three Plano ISD Perot winners; two Region X Teachers of the Year; one Plano ISD Beginning Teacher of the Year; Superintendent Service Award winner (2006-07); Odyssey of the Mind team - Third in World (1997); Shepard chess team placed 22 in the Super Nationals (1997); 2015 North Texas Regional Science Fair - two finalists from Shepard; McGruff Exemplary Safe School award; Mockingbird Poetry Contest winners 2nd and 3rd place (2008, 2009) and 1st, 3rd, and Honorable Mention (2015); 2nd place in Young Lone Stars Writing Contest (2005); City of Plano Recycling Award; Three time winner of City of Plano Outstanding Beautification Award and recipient of two Education Foundation Grants to Educators winners (2015); Niche.com - Ranked 25 out of all public elementary schools on the Best Public Schools in Texas list.

Campus Programs

Campus Monitoring & Intervention Team (CMIT); Accelerated Reader; English as Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; special education; speech therapy; Plano Accelerated Reading (PAR); Accelerated Instruction in Math (AIM); Pacesetters - leadership for students; mentor program; Literacy Links; PASAR after-school childcare; 4th/5th Grade Choir; Principal’s Cabinet; Pee Wee Patriots; PTA sponsored after-school programs include Earthsavers and Chess Club.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Parent Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Dad's Club, practical parenting; library volunteers; Literacy Links; Earthsavers; after-school extension programs and volunteers for each grade level.

Community/Business Partnerships

Central Market, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza and Environmental Test Solutions, North America.

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