Shepton High School
School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
School Colors: Silver and black
Motto: Teamwork for excellence in a caring atmosphere.
Year Opened: 1984
Phone: (469) 752-7600
Fax: (469) 752-7601
5505 Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
Achievements2011 TMEA honor choir; 2011 Rapoport Rising Star - Kristin Rosi; 2011 TASSP Region X Principal of the Year - Burt Smith; Just for the Kids Higher Performing school (2007-10); Texas Exes award for Outstanding Teaching – Craig McKinney (2010); Texas honor choir (2011); Texas Business and Educator Coalition Honor Roll school (2007); named to the list of Texas Monthly magazine Outstanding High Schools in Texas (2006-07); Plano ISD regional and state finalist Teacher of the Year – Craig McKinney (1997); Internet Innovator award – Linda Havins, Cheryl Ballou (1998-99); Sam's Club Teacher of the Year – Kelly Beckwith (2005); ATPE Associate Teacher of the Year – Ken Eckler (2005); Mary Claire Phipps award for Excellence in Education – Ted McKown (2005); March for Respect Highest Participation award (2004-09); Plano ISD Exemplary Writing award; Meadows Foundation awards (1997-09); Dallas County and The City of Plano's Recycling awards (1998-09); Plano ISD Holiday Greeting Card winner and finalist; Plano ISD Diversity Leadership award; PTSA Membership and Historian award (2004-05); regional, state and international science fair winners; first place One-Act Play (2003-04, 2007-08); athletic championships; 92% three's and four's on AP Human Geography and 85% AP World History exams; Whiz Quiz District Champions (2005-06) and qualified for Nationals (2006); Band UIL Sweepstakes award (symphonic band and wind ensemble); Orchestra Sweepstakes award (sinfonia and full orchestra); choir UIL Sweepstakes award (treble choir and mixed choir); speech / debate qualified two students to the National Forensic League National Tournament; JROTC Honor Unit with distinction (top 10% in the nation); Net Day "SPEAK UP 100" award (top 100 schools for technology in the U.S.); Pan American Student Forum State Spanish contest participants; students selected to all-state swimming and diving team; Collin County Children Advocacy Center Art contest winners (ninth- and tenth-grade); Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year – Linda Booth (2007); Plano ISD Excellence in Teaching recipient – Kristin Anderson; and Destination ImagiNation Global Qualifying Team (2008).
Campus ProgramsAVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership); boys and girls club; HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America); S.T.A.N.D. STARS; learning lab for all students; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; PASP; yearbook; crimestoppers; drama club; LASER (Learning about Science and Engineering Research); FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America); FFA; Destination ImagiNation; Whiz Quiz; student senate; pre-advanced placement art I and II; Student Status program; Safe and Drug Free School program; vertical and horizontal teaming; National Honor Society; National Junior Honor Society; French Society; art club; club Generation Success; YES / recycle club; advanced placement human geography; advanced placement world history; partners; key club; peer mediation; international club; ESOL Newcomers program; athletics; fine arts; cheerleading; drill team; JROTC; parent education programs; 50 student clubs and organizations.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesA very active PTSA which provides volunteer and financial support for our campus; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Stallion club; booster clubs; guest speakers; and LPAC.
Community/Business PartnershipsAbuelos; Albertsons; Central Market; First Choice ER; Kroger; Office Depot; Sam's; Share Plus Federal; Target and Tom Thumb.
History of Shepton
Shepton commemorates what had used to be an old farming community (once-located near Preston Road on the J.W. Shepard ranch).
Shepton High School was built during the mid-1980s as a high school, but district officials realized that a middle school was of greater necessity during the time. Thus, Renner Middle School was moved into the area.
A second Shepton High was completed in 1990 at a cost of $12.5 million, though the school moved back to its original setting after a new school was built in order to house Renner.