Armstrong Middle School
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Colors: Orange, white and blue
School Motto: Collaboration for excellence.
Year Opened: 1976
Phone: (469) 752-4600
Fax: (469) 752-4601
3805 Timberline Drive
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsArmstrong is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration school. AVID is a college readiness system that is designed to support students through writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. AVID serves approximately 150 students during the day in an elective course, but serves all students on campus through the use of AVID methods and strategies in all classes.
- 2015-16 school year - YAM-youth art month is a recognition of the fine arts. There were two AMS students that were selected to exhibit their work; various student art exhibits through the district and community in Plano Jr. VASE 2016- Ten students were awarded the highest achievement.
The award-winning Armstrong Apache band’s 2015-16 year was amazing! Students from grades six through eight participated in various contests and competitions throughout the year and were recognized for their dedication, hard work and many achievements! In November, five students advanced to area through the All-Region audition process and one student made second chair in the entire region! In February, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Wind Ensemble, Symphonic band and Concert band participated in 16 different ensembles at the East Cluster Chamber Festival, and every ensemble that participated received a Superior rating; two ensembles received the exemplary ensemble award. April is UIL Concert and Sight Reading time for bands, and at Armstrong, both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic bands received superior ratings from every judge for their stage performances. Finally, in May, the sixth-grade beginning band was awarded superior ratings from all the judges at the Sandy Lake Fun Fest – what a great start for our young students! Also in May, our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students all participated in a solo contest. Out of 133 total band students that participated, 16 students received an Excellent rating, 66 students received a Superior rating and 17 students received the exemplary soloist award. Such awesome students!
Campus ProgramsAVID; AVID club; art club; AP Spanish; athletics; band; BLAST (Building Leadership and Academic Strengths Together); cheerleaders; choir; C.I.S. (Communities in Schools) program; Dress for Success; jazz band; Math Counts; National Junior Honor Society; orchestra; PESH PAL; sewing club; soccer club; speech and drama; Strengths Academy; student council; and Whiz Quiz.
Students are encouraged to seek sponsorship to create student clubs.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesPTA; parent volunteer program; Key Communicators; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Open House and Reflections Committee.
Armstrong was built in 1976 on the site of Francis M. Armstrong's old timber tract. Born in Tennessee, Armstrong served during the Civil War, moving to Texas in 1869 and to Collin County a year later. His cotton farm was the later site of the University of Texas at Dallas. Frank's son Will served on the PISD board from 1919-34.
Armstrong Middle School was built at a cost of $2.7 million and renovated in 1998.