Hughston Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Elena Helms
Counselor: Pamela Hart
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red and blue
Motto: Best in the West! Every way! Every day!
Year Opened: 1975
Phone: (469) 752-2000
Fax: (469) 752-2001
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, TX 75023
Texas Exemplary School; Distinction Award with increased “Commended Performance” in Reading, Mathematics, and Science; District and Regional Science Fair Winners, TX School Counselor Crest Award Recipient; Award Winning Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) National School of Excellence; Education Foundation Grants for Educators Recipient, District PTA Reflections Winners; High-Performing School citation by National Center for Educational Accountability (NCEA); Texas Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; PISD District Destination ImagiNation State and Global competitors; Mockingbird Poetry Winner; PISD Exemplary Writing school; Winner of WordMasters Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning Challenge; Board Certified librarian; Mustang Magic Literary Magazine Award Winner; Continental Mathematics League winners; Southern District SHAPE America Teacher of the Year recipient; TAHPERD Elementary Teacher of the Year; Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year recipients; NAESP Honor Student Council Excellence award; NAESP Honor Student Council Excellence award; National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recognition for Exemplary Patriotism; PTA's Early Bird Achievement Awards; Outstanding PTA Silver and Bronze award; Plano Green 5 Star School Certification
In addition to the outstanding instructional program provided each day, Hughston offers many campus specialized programs. Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; English as a Second Language (ESL); Lunch with Leaders; Student Ambassadors; technology in every classroom with one to one Chromebooks; flexible reading, science, and math groups; Colt Camp (Kindergarten Orientation): Science fair; Math Olympiad’s; Spelling Bee; Words-Their-Way spelling program; History Fair; PTA sponsored after-school clubs; Tuesday grade level after-school enrichment clubs, Palette Pals art extension; Mustang Choir Club; Author/ Artist Extravaganza; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); reading incentive program; Bluebonnet Reading program; Instructional Specialist; Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team; character education programing; Student Council; student recorded and produced, Broadcast Club televised morning announcements; Motor Lab, Science Lab; Red Ribbon week activities; Special Education inclusion; safety patrol; field day; Pet patrol; Bluebonnet Luncheon for readers; Fifth grade Wax Museum and Colonial Day; Science Field Day; school-wide service projects; Magic Mustang spirit assemblies; Hughston Hurrahs; and PASAR after-school childcare.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) features committees that address: landscape beautification; playground; hospitality and more; Parent Education; Watch D.O.G.S. program for dads; Class room guest readers; Volunteer orientation; Field trip chaperones, Yearbook; Multi-Cultural Family night; Grade level coordinators; school fundraisers; PTA hosted family events and activities; campus volunteer opportunities; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); library and classroom volunteer opportunities; Girls on the Run; Cranialogix; Student Council.
Explore Horizons; Sky Ranch; O’Reilly’s McDonald’s, Storybook Ranch; Anise Shapiro; Kevin James McCrea Photography; 9Round; Elmer; Papa Johns; donations; spirit nights and teacher mentoring program.
History of Hughston
Hughston bears the name of Thomas Finley Hughston (1842-1935). Born in Alabama, he came to Collin County after serving four years in the Civil War. A farmer, Hughston also served on the Plano city council (1908-14) and was a commissioner and deputy tax collector for Collin County.
Hughston Elementary was opened in 1975 and was renovated in 1997.