Barron Elementary School
Administrative Intern: Maria Gallastegui
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Crimson, gold and black
Motto: Inspiring young minds, one paw print at a time.
Year Opened: 2002
Phone: (469) 752-0200
Fax: (469) 752-0201
3300 Avenue P
Plano, TX 75074
Campus ProgramsAVID Elementary, Bilingual classes; English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL); Inclusive Special Education; speech therapy; portfolio assessment (kindergarten - second grade); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); science lab; science fair; field day; PASAR (after-school childcare); art; music; physical fitness; fine arts field trips; Rite Flight Reading program; Title I literacy, math, and science support; Instructional Specialist support; technology in every classroom; family nights; Campus Assessment and Referral Team (CMIT); Red Ribbon week activities; College/Career week activities; and universal breakfast.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA); room parent; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); family nights; Key Communicators; Technology Bus for parent education; and family education classes.
Community/Business PartnershipsCapital One; Collin Creek Church; Community Unitarian Universalist Church; IAAP Plano Chapter; Plano Retired Teachers Association; Plano West Rotary Club; and Republic Title of Texas.
History of Barron
Barron Elementary School has a rich history in Plano ISD. Barron was opened as an elementary school in 1971 and was named for James M. Barron. James M. Barron served on the first Plano School Board from 1899-1903 and before that served on the Plano City Council in 1891. It was during his tenure on the City Council that Ordinance 84 was passed by the citizens where by the City Council would act as a “board of directors” of the school system. J. M. Barron was named, among others, to be an ex-officio member of the school board. At this time the City of Plano was declared to be an independent school district. Mr. Barron was married to Virginia Routh.