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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-D
Karin Ball – E-K
Tracy Ryerson – L-Ri
Bryan Spiritus – Ro-Z
Director of Guidance Bruce Richardson
Counselors Lea Ann Ross – A - Br
Lisa Brown – Bu-Dn
Nancy Erickson – Do-G
Giovanna James – H-Kan
Junie Jones – Kao-Mat
Lance Davis – Mau-Pal
Grace Delgado – Pam-Sal
Nora Henson – Sam-Th
Becky Heslep – Ti-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.


Top School Honors

  • 42 National Merit Semifinalists in 2014;
  • 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
  • More than 3,200 AP exams given each year with over 80% passing rate
  • Largest annual high school blood drive in the country
  • 16 Plano Wildcats have attended the US Military Academy at West Point
  • 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

Academic & Extracurricular Contests

  • WorldQuest National Champions, 2011-2012
  • 3 German folk dancing state championships
  • Destination ImagiNation Global Champions
  • Science Fair - 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

Speech & Debate

  • 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 15 years including 2015
  • 9 TFA speech individual champions

Fine Arts

  • 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
  • One-Act Play state championship
  • 2 Theatrical Set Design state championships

Career & Technical Education

  • BPA State Qualifier
  • Economics national champion


  • 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
  • 3 cheerleading national champions
  • 6 national champion squads at American Dance / Drill Team School Competition

Campus Programs

27 Advanced Placement courses; junior achievement; AVID; two- and three-hour courses providing experience and training in several career options, including clinical rotation, auto tech and auto paint and body, child care, vet technology, and advertising design; engineering courses through Project Lead the Way and science; dual credit courses; state and national award winning speech, fine and performing arts programs; ROTC; highly competitive sports programs; six foreign language sequences; journalism; competitive co-curricular organizations such as DECA, BPA, Academic Decathlon, and many more.

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