• Shepard Elementary School

  • Shepard Elementary Facade

  • Campus Information

    Assistant Principal: Matthew Gonzales

    Counselor: Erin Christenson

    School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

    Enrollment: 447

    School Colors: Red, white and blue

    Mascot: Patriots

    Motto: Together we can.

    Year Opened: 1971

    Feeder Schools:

  • Image of the Shepard principal: Kristin Bishop.

  • Kristin Bishop


  • Contact Campus

    Phone: (469) 752-3100
    Fax: (469) 752-3101
    1000 Wilson Drive
    Plano, TX 75075

  • Achievements

    National Blue Ribbon (1992, 2008); Redbook School of Excellence award (1992); TEA School Ratings: Exemplary (1994-00, 2005-07, 2009-10); Recognized (1993, 1996, 2001, 2003-05, 2008); repeated Gold Performance Acknowledgements for Commended Performance in reading, math, writing and science; TEA award for Inclusion (1992); three Plano ISD Perot winners; two Region X Teachers of the Year; Plano ISD Beginning Teacher of the Year; Superintendent Service award winner (2006-07); Odyssey of the Mind team - Third in World (1997); Shepard chess team placed 22nd in the Super Nationals (1997); 2015 North Texas Regional Science Fair - two finalists; McGruff Exemplary Safe School award; Mockingbird Poetry Contest winners - second and third place (2008-09) and first, third and Honorable Mention (2015); second place in Young Lone Stars Writing contest (2005); City of Plano Recycling award; three time winner of City of Plano Outstanding Beautification award; two Education Foundation Grants to Educators winners (2015); Niche.com - Ranked 25 out of all public elementary schools on the Best Public Schools in Texas list.

    Campus Programs

    Student Support Team (SST); Accelerated Reader; English as Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; special education; speech therapy; Plano Accelerated Reading (PAR); Accelerated Instruction in Math (AIM); Pacesetters - leadership for students; mentor program; Literacy Links; PASAR after-school childcare; forth- and fifth-grade choir; Principal’s Cabinet; Pee Wee Patriots; PTA sponsored after-school programs include Earthsavers and chess club.

    Parent Involvement Opportunities

    Parent Teacher Association (PTA); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Dad's club; practical parenting; library volunteers; Literacy Links; Earthsavers; after-school extension programs and volunteers for each grade level.

    Community/Business Partnerships

    Central Market; Chick-fil-A; CiCi's Pizza; and Environmental Test Solutions, North America.

  • History of Shepard

    Shepard Elementary honors Joseph William Shepard, born on November 19, 1856, in Louisville, KY. The Shepard family moved from Plano while J.W. was still a child. He married Mary Catherine Haggard, daughter of C.S. and Nannie Kate Haggard, on December 23, 1881.

    J.W. Shepard owned a 2,200 acre cattle ranch and farm site in Plano, which is now a modern housing development. Internationally known for his fine livestock, including mules, he also owned 11 cotton gins, a cottonseed oil mill, and a flour mill. He served on the first PISD board from 1899 until 1911 and on the Plano City Council. Mr. Shepard died in 1946 after leading a very full and active life on 90 years.

    Shepard Elementary opened in 1971 in Wilson Middle School, then moved to its new facility the next year at a cost of $1 million.