Schimelpfenig Middle School
Shealine Burks (6th grade)
Michelle Klena (8th grade)
John Schlosser (7th grade)
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Colors: Black, red and white
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
Phone: (469) 752-6400
Fax: (469) 752-6401
2400 Maumelle Drive
Plano, TX 75023
- 2019 Schools to Watch winner
- 2015 Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award recipient
- 2018 PISD Teacher of the Year Finalist
- Award winning Green Star School Certification 2019/20 - 4 Stars
- Grand Prize at the 2019–20 Dallas Regional Science Engineer Fair
- National Student Councils of Excellence-Gold (2016-2020)
- First Place 2018 Middle School Soccer tournament
- 2018 8th grade football City Champions
- 2018 and 2019 Top Cheer Team
- S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award;
- Texas Education Agency Exemplary Status; Texas Successful Schools award;
- Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators recipients;
- UIL Sweepstakes - Band, Choir, and Orchestra
- Schimelpfenig National Junior Honor Society – The 2005 Difference Maker award from the NASSP;
- Math Counts (first in the chapter competition and sixth in state)
- Collin County Mock Trial (first place 2005-08).
- Math Rocks program;
- Computer Technology courses
- 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)
- President's Education awards program
- Curricular Clubs: Student council, National Junior Art Honor Society, Robotics Team, Speech and Debate, Whiz Quiz, Environmental Club; Geography Bee; Spelling Bee; Yearbook; Art Club and Food Club.
- Various non curricular clubs
Parent Involvement Opportunities
PTA; volunteer programs; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); and Key Communicators.
History of 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 Company, 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.