Dooley Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Sara McCutchen
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and silver
Motto: Learning. Serving. Growing.
Year Opened: 1981
Phone: (469) 752-1100
Fax: (469) 752-1101
2425 San Gabriel Drive
Plano, TX 75074
Blue Ribbon school (1989-90); Down Syndrome Guild Of Dallas Outstanding Educator of the Year award (preschool category) presented to PPCD (2001); Diamond Shamrock's "Hooray for Excellence" award (1992); TSSAS Inclusion award (1994); Texas Successful School award (1995, 1997); Texas Successful Schools Exemplary Status (1995-96, 1999-2000); Perot Experienced Teacher award (1996); PISD Exemplary Writing Program (1996-00); City of Plano Recycling Award (1998-00); Wordmasters - fourth-grade received twelfth place in national competition (1999); Autism of Collin County Angel Star award (2005); 2015-16 TEA Four Distinction Designations (Academic Achievement for Reading, Top 25% of Student Progress, Top 25% of Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness); 2019 TEA Two Distinction Designations (Top 25% of Comparative Closing the Gaps and Top 25% of Comparative Academic Growth).
AVID Elementary campus; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; English as a Second Language (ESL); Dooley 4th/5th Grade Honor Choir; Student Council; Safety Patrol; Marathon Kids; Robotics and Junior Robotics; UTD Coding; Writing Club; Boys to Men; Beautiful Me; and PASAR-after school care program.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students); All-Pro Dads; volunteer opportunities including classroom, office and library; Dragon Buddies-student mentoring program and School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC).
Chick-fil-A; Chipotle; Dairy Queen East Plano; East Plano Animal Hospital; In-n-Out Burger; Kroger; Meadows Baptist Church; Raising Cane's Murphy; Jason’s Deli Murphy; Shoparoo; Christ United Methodist Church; Spring Creek BBQ; Tom Thumb; State Farm Insurance (Darin McCullough) and World Wear Project.
History of Dooley
Dooley was named for farmer Charlie L. Dooley, who moved to Plano in 1912 and served on the Plano ISD board from 1930-48. When Williams High School opened in 1961, Dooley and his wife donated $50,000 for the library in memory of their son, J.C., who was killed in World War II. Dooley Elementary School opened in January 1981 at a cost of $2.1 million to relieve overcrowding at Forman Elementary.