Hughston Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Elena Helms
Counselor: Pamela Hart
School Hours: 7:45 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
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.