Plano

ISD

Strong Teachers Strong Students

Plano

ISD

  • Plano Senior High School front entrance

  • Campus Information

    Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction: Pamela Clark

    Associate Principal of Facilities and Student Activities: Glenn Davis

    Assistant Principals: 

    Karin Ball

    Andrew Jacob

    Tracy Ryerson

    Bryan Spiritus

    Director of Guidance: Lisa Brown

    Counselors: 

    Joel Brzezinski

    Lance Davis

    Grace Delgado

    Nancy Erickson

    Cne Hemby

    Becky Heslep

    Mark Hundley

    Giovanna James

    Junie Jones

    School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Enrollment: 2,700

    School Colors: Maroon and white

    Mascot: Wildcat

    Motto: A tradition of excellence.

    Year Opened: 1975

  • Plano Senior High School Principal Sarah Watkins

  • Sarah Watkins
    Principal

  • Contact Campus

    Phone: (469) 752-9300
    Fax: (469) 752-9301
    Address: 
    2200 Independence Parkway
    Plano, TX 75075

  • Achievements

    Top School Honors

    • 42 National Merit Semifinalists in 2014
    • 94% of PSHS students go on to higher education
    • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (two-time winner)
    • Texas Exemplary School
    • More than 3,200 AP exams given each year with over 80% passing rate
    • Largest annual high school blood drive in the country
    • 16 Plano Wildcats have attended the US Military Academy at West Point
    • Multiple National Council of Teachers of English writing awards
    • 2005 State Teacher of the Year
    • 2012 Plano ISD Teacher of the Year
    • A.G. Bell Association Program of the Year award for the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

    Academic & Extracurricular Contests

    • WorldQuest National Champions (2011-12)
    • Three German folk dancing state championships
    • Destination ImagiNation Global Champions
    • Science Fair - 15 first place winners at International Science Fair and two grand prize winners at International Science Fair; nine first place winners at Texas State Science Fair
    • Three national finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search
    • Six TI Junkins Scholarships in 2008
    • Two Academic Decathlon state championships

    Speech & Debate

    • Seven national champions at Princeton and Harvard speech tournaments
    • Five UIL speech individual champions
    • 11 state speech team championships
    • Four National Forensic League individual national champions
    • International Public Policy Forum Speech and Debate National Champions (2011)
    • TFA State Champion Speech team 12 out of 15 years including 2015
    • Nine TFA speech individual champions

    Fine Arts

    • Two GRAMMY Awards for fine arts department
    • Percussive Arts Society national drumline champions
    • 2007 National Wind Band honors
    • TMEA Honor Full Orchestra (2015)
    • Four-time TMEA Honor Choir
    • Two Gold Seals at the 2014 State Visual Art Scholastic Event
    • 3D Art Best of Show in Young Masters at the Dallas Museum of Art
    • One-Act Play state championship
    • Two Theatrical Set Design state championships

    Career & Technical Education

    • BPA State Qualifier
    • Economics national champion

    Athletics

    • National football championship
    • Seven state football championships (the only school in Texas to win a state football championship in four different divisions)
    • State champions boys' 5A soccer (2008-09 and five prior years)
    • Four girls' soccer state championships boys' basketball state championship
    • State softball tournament semifinals (2011)
    • Two golf state championships
    • Three boys' swimming state championships
    • Two girls' swimming state championships
    • Three cheerleading national champions
    • Six national champion squads at American Dance / Drill Team School Competition

    Campus Programs27 advanced placement courses; junior achievement; AVID; two- and three-hour courses providing experience and training in several career options, including clinical rotation, auto tech and auto paint and body, child care, vet technology, and advertising design; engineering courses through Project Lead the Way and science; dual credit courses; state and national award winning speech, fine and performing arts programs; ROTC; highly competitive sports programs; six foreign language sequences; journalism; competitive co-curricular organizations such as DECA, BPA, Academic Decathlon, and many more.

    Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent Teacher Student Association (PTSA); booster clubs for all athletic teams, speech, theatre, Ag. and musical performance groups; volunteer workers in offices, library, counseling center and advisory committees.

    Community/Business PartnershipsGreen Mountain Energy; Jostens; Pike Powers Energy Lab; Solar Plano; UT Dana Center; and UTD.

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