Skaggs Elementary School
Administrative Intern: Karen Williams
Counselor: Nia Carranza
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red, navy blue and silver
Motto: Reach for the stars.
Year Opened: 1996
Phone: (469) 752-3300
Fax: (469) 752-3301
3201 Russell Creek Drive
Plano, TX 75025
AchievementsRanked in the top four elementary schools in north texas by "Children at Risk" for five years running (2012-16); Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon school (2006); Texas Business and Educational Coalition Honor Roll school award (TBEC) for six years; exemplary rating from the state every year the school has been open; District Clean Campus award; Keep Plano Beautiful award; Texas Successful School award; reading and math achievement awards; Gold Performance State awards in all academic areas; numerous Reflections; science fair and chess competition awards; National Recognition for Word Master competition; numerous PTA awards including PTA Outstanding Unit (2007); PISD Teacher of the Year; and STATE Runner Up Elementary Teacher of the Year (2009).
Campus ProgramsEnglish as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Math Rocks program for advanced math students; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); practical parenting education classes; forth- and fifth-grade safety patrol; student council; science fair; fine arts night; and PASAR after-school childcare.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent / Teacher Association (PTA), which provides volunteer and financial support for our instructional program, including: Collin County Adventure camp volunteers (fifth-grade); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); volunteers for field day; field trips; publishing; spring family picnic; cultural arts presentations; book fair; yearbook; judges; special projects; 100% membership of staff; 7,000 documented volunteer hours; fifth-grade reception; newsletter; fall carnival; classroom parties; outreach projects; teacher appreciation activities; and library helpers.
Community/Business PartnershipsCentral Market; Chick-fil-A; Kroger; Sam's Club; Spring Ridge HOA; Target; Tom Thumb Food Store; and Walmart Neighborhood Market.
History of Skaggs
Skaggs honors English, economics, and journalism teacher Mary Alice Skaggs, a Celina native and graduate of Austin College. She was sponsor of the senior class for 31 years and of the Junior Thursday Study Club for girls for 50 years. Skaggs was Plano ISD's first teacher to hold a master's degree and was named 1958's Teacher of the Year by the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Skaggs Elementary opened in 1996 and was built on the Gulledge/Miller/Haggar plan.