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Plano Senior High School

Plano Senior High School
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2200 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX 75075
Phone: (469) 752-9300
Fax: (469) 752-9301

Principal Sarah Watkins
Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Pamela Clark
Associate Principal of Facilities and Student Activities Glenn Davis
Assistant Principals Andrew Jacob – A - El
Karin Ball – En - La
Tracy Ryerson – Le - Ri
Bryan Spiritus – Ro - Z
Director of Guidance Bruce Richardson
Counselors Lea Ann Ross – A - B
Lisa Brown – C - El
Nancy Erickson – Em - Heo
J King – Hep - La
Junie Jones – Le - M
Lance Davis – N - Ri
Nora Henson – Ro - Tat
Becky Heslep – Tav - Z
School Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Enrollment 2,700
School Colors Maroon and white
Mascot Wildcat
Motto A tradition of excellence.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Park Blvd. Exit – east to Independence.
From Central Expressway: Park Blvd. Exit – west to Independence.

Achievements

94% of PSHS students go on to higher education; U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2 time winner); Texas Exemplary School; BPA State Qualifier; Economics national champion; Multiple National Council of Teachers of English writing awards; 2005 State Teacher of the Year; 2012 Plano ISD Teacher of the Year, A.G. Bell Association Program of the Year Award for the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf; 2 Grammy Awards for fine arts department; Percussive Arts Society national drumline champions; 2007 National Wind Band honors; TMEA Honor Full Orchestra for 2015; 4 time TMEA Honor Choir; 2 Gold Seals at the 2014 State Visual Art Scholastic Event; 3D Art Best of Show in Young Masters at the Dallas Museum of Art; 7 national champions at Princeton and Harvard speech tournaments; 5 UIL speech individual champions; 11 state speech team championships; 4 National Forensic League individual national champions; International Public Policy Forum Speech and Debate National Champions, 2011; TFA State Champion Speech team 12 out of 14 years including 2014; One-Act Play state championship; 2 Theatrical Set Design state championships; 9 TFA speech individual champions; WorldQuest National Champions, 2011-2012; 3 German folk dancing state championships; Destination ImagiNation Global Champions; National Football Championship; 7 state football championships (the only school in Texas to win a state football championship in 4 different divisions); State champions Boys' 5A Soccer 2008-09 and 5 prior years; 4 girls' soccer state championships; boys' basketball state championship; State Softball Tournament Semifinals, 2011; 2 golf state championships; 3 boys' swimming state championships; 2 girls' swimming state championships; 42 National Merit Semifinalists in 2014; 15 first place winners at International Science Fair and 2 grand prize winners at International Science Fair; 9 first place winners at Texas State Science Fair; 3 national finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search; 6 TI Junkins Scholarships in 2008; 2 Academic Decathlon state championships; more AP exams than any school west of the Mississippi River; over 80% passing rate on AP exams; largest annual high school blood drive in the country; 15 Plano Wildcats attending the US Military Academy at West Point (in 2013); 3 cheerleading national champions; and 6 national champion squads at American Dance / Drill Team School Competition.

Campus Programs

Advanced Placement; junior achievement; two- and three-hour courses providing experience and training in several career options, drafting, clinical rotation and advertising courses; which earn college credit; music ensemble; state band.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA); booster clubs for all athletic teams, speech, theatre, Ag. and musical performance groups; volunteer workers in offices, library, counseling center and advisory committees.

Community/Business Partnerships

Jostens, UT Dana Center, UTD, Pike Powers Energy Lab, Solar Plano, Green Mountain Energy