Meadows Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Wells
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red, black and white
Motto: Good hearts; good minds.
Year Opened: 1963
Phone: (469) 752-2400
Fax: (469) 752-2401
2800 18th Street
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsTEA Recognized Campus 2011-present; Recognized Status award from Texas Successful School awards system (1994, 1998-99); National Blue Ribbon school (1996-97); Science Fair awards; PISD Exemplary Writing school award; district & state elementary winner of Texas Art Education Association "Capitol Exhibit" (2003, 2007-08); and TEA Met Standard/STAAR Assessments (2013-14).
Campus ProgramsLunch Buddies Mentor program; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) program for identified gifted and talented students; AVID Elementary School; Safety Patrol; Holiday Sing; spirit assemblies; parent literacy and ESOL classes; Computers@Home (Plano ISD); PASAR after-school enrichment childcare program; and Urban Garden.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); field day; PTA newsletter; field trip chaperones; homeroom coordinators; and Meadows Family Sock-Hop.
Community/Business PartnershipsChrist Church; Collin College; LifePoint Church; North Texas Food Bank; Plano Education Foundation; and Rotary Club.
History of Meadows
Meadows opened in 1964 on land donated by Dallas oilman and philanthropist Algur Hurtle Meadows, founder of what eventuually became General American Oil Company and donor of SMU's Meadows Museum of Spanish Art. Constructed at a cost of $265,000, the school had additions in 1965 and 1973 and a thorough renovation with additions from 1990 to 1992.