• Schimelpfenig Middle School

  • Schimelpfenig Middle Facade

  • Campus Information

    Assistant Principals: 

    LaTasha Goodwin

    Matt Mitchell


    Michelle Klena - 6th Grade

    Shealine Burks - 7th Grade

    John Schlosser - 8th Grade

    School Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

    Enrollment: 912

    School Colors: Black, red and white

    Mascot: Panthers

    Mission: The mission of Schimelpfenig Middle School is to create a positive, caring, and safe community that fosters and values personal growth, individual expression, and lifelong learning.

    Vision: We are committed to building strong relationships, nurturing the potential of every learner, and preparing for future opportunities.

    Year Opened: 1980

    Feeder Schools:

  • Kristen Kinnard, Schimelpfenig MS Principal

  • Kristen Kinnard


  • Contact Campus

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

  • Achievements

    • 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).

    Campus Programs

    • Math Rocks program;
    • AVID
    • 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

    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 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.