• Schimelpfenig Middle School

  • Schimelpfenig Middle Facade

  • Campus Information

    Assistant Principals: 

    LaTasha Goodwin

    Ari Weinberg


    Shealine Burks

    Michelle Klena

    John Schlosser

    School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Enrollment: 912

    School Colors: Black, red and white

    Mascot: Panthers

    Mission: The mission of Schimelpfenig Middle School is to create a unique, caring environment in which students acquire critical thinking skills, achieve personal excellence and become citizens who responsibly meet the challenges of the future.

    Vision: The vision of Schimelpfenig Middle School is to be committed to excellence, dedicated to caring and powered by learning.

    Year Opened: 1980

    Feeder Schools:

  • Schimelpfenig Middle School Principal Dr. Brant Perry

  • Dr. Brant Perry


  • Contact Campus

    Phone: (469) 752-6400
    Fax: (469) 752-6401
    2400 Maumelle Drive
    Plano, TX 75023

  • Achievements

    U. S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award; Texas Education Agency Exemplary Status; Texas Successful Schools award; Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators recipients; 2015 Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award recipient; Today Foundation Awards recipients (1997-98); trustee awards; recipient of the PISD Exemplary Writing awards (five years); Whiz Quiz (city champions, eighth-grade 2005, district champions, sixth-grade 2006 and district second place, sixth- and seventh-grades 2007); yearbook "Award of Honor;” UIL Sweepstakes award – state finalist in the TMEA Honor Band competition (2009, 2013, 2015); state finalist in the TMEA Honor Full Orchestra competition (2010, 2015); Plano Teacher of the Year (1992); Plano Beginning Teacher of the Year (1993-94); Perot award for Excellence in Teaching (1993-95); Teacher of the Year finalist (1998-99); Schimelpfenig National Junior Honor Society – The 2005 Difference Maker award from the NASSP; Math Counts (first in the chapter competition and sixth in state); and Collin County Mock Trial (first place 2005-08).

    Campus Programs

    Math Rocks program; academic teaming; language arts block; math and reading study skills classes; English as a Second Language (ESL); Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) ; FRIEND mentor program; National Junior Honor Society (NJHS); Duke University Talent Search; President's Education awards program; peer mediation program; and student council.

    Parent Involvement Opportunities

    PTA; volunteer programs; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); and Key Communicators.

  • History of Schimelpfenig

    Portait of Mr. Schimelpfenig.

    Schimelpfenig honors early civic leader and businessman Frederick Schimelpfenig (1852-1942), who moved to Plano in 1878 and opened a dry goods store. After losing the store twice to a fire, he became manager of G.W. Owens Lumber Company and, in 1914, of J.T. Elliot Lumber Comany, retiring in 1939.

    Mayor of Plano from 1902-08, and a two-term city councilman, Schimelpfenig donated a music studio to the school and helped raise money for the Plano Auditorium. The Schimelpfenig Library is named for his wife, a temperance leader who started the first city library in their home. 

    Schimelpfenig was built at a cost of $4.5 million and opened its doors in the fall of 1980.