Wells Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Chris Lillie
Counselor: Lori Groves
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red and blue
Motto: Can't hide that tiger pride.
Year Opened: 1978
Phone: (469) 752-3700
Fax: (469) 752-3701
3427 Mission Ridge Road
Plano, TX 75023
AchievementsU. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School; Governor's Texas Exemplary Performance award; Texas Successful School award for Exemplary Academic Performance; PISD Beginning Teacher of the Year; Outstanding Writing recognition; student winners in regional science fair; PISD History Fair; Texas PTA Reflections Competition; City of Plano Recycling award; and PISD Top 10 Teacher of the Year (2014).
Campus ProgramsCampus Monitor and Intervention Team; student council; community service projects; fifth-grade math club; academic tutoring program; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; PASAR (after-school childcare); writing academy; and PTA after-school programs.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesClassroom, library and office volunteers; Child-Safe; science and history fair judges; colonial day facilitators; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); camp counselors (fifth-grade); Parent/Teacher Association (PTA); Student Portfolio celebration; PTA visiting authors & fine art assemblies; Book Buddies; parent tutor / mentor program; and literacy library volunteers.
History of Wells
Wells is named for William Henry Lafayette Wells (1840-1939), a Virginia-born farmer and musician who came to Texas in 1871 after serving in the Civil War. Three years later, he and his brother bought the homeplace that is still in the Wells family. A mainstay of the Plano Old Settlers Picnic Association, Wells died at the age of 98. His grandson served on the Plano ISD board from 1952-58.
Wells Elementary School opened in 1978 at a cost of $1.2 million.