Schimelpfenig Middle School
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Colors: Black, red and white
Motto: Our strength comes from our diversity.
Year Opened: 1980
Dr. Brant Perry
Phone: (469) 752-6400
Fax: (469) 752-6401
2400 Maumelle Drive
Plano, TX 75023
AchievementsU. 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 ProgramsMath 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 OpportunitiesPTA; 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 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.