Andrews Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Jana Sandall
- Michelle Klena
- Sally Windle
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red and blue
Motto: Soar like an eagle to reach new heights in learning!
Year Opened: 2002
Phone: (469) 752-3900
Fax: (469) 752-3901
2520 Scenic Drive
Plano, TX 75025
AchievementsTexas Exemplary school; Gold Performance acknowledgements with increased “Commended Performance” in reading, writing, mathematics and science; Excellence in Teaching award; District and Regional Science fair winners; WordMasters National placement; State / International Destination ImagiNation (DI) and Math Olympiad awards; district Geography Bee winner; district / regional Spelling Bee winner; Award Winning Parent / Teacher Association (PTA); PTA Reflections state winners.
Campus ProgramsPlano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; English as a Second Language (ESL); technology in every classroom; flexible reading, science, and math groups; science fair; Geography Bee; Spelling Bee; history fair; tutorials; portfolio assessment (kindergarten - second grade); special education inclusion; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); multi-sensory reading program, instructional specialist; Campus Monitoring and Intervention team; spirit assemblies; character education; Red Ribbon week activities; safety patrol; Student Council; S.T.O.P; Math Olympiad; WordMasters; Eagles Nest for incoming kindergartners; televised morning announcements; field day; and PASAR (after-school childcare).
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA) and Dad's Club; Parent Academy, classroom instructional volunteers; office and library volunteers; newcomers breakfast; volunteer orientation; Collin County Adventure camp parent counselors (fifth-grade); School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; cafeteria volunteers; Pumpkin Math with Dads; classroom guest readers; PTA Volunteer Opportunities; Reflections; chess club; fifth-grade graduation committee; field trips; yearbook; book fairs and Multi-Cultural Family night.
Community/Business PartnershipsChick-fil-A; Kroger and Mooyah Burgers.
History of Andrews
Thomas Andrews was born on December 29, 1852, in Tylertown, Mississippi. He was the fifth child born to Thompson and Lizzie Pearson Andrews. At age 14, his mother died. That same year he migrated to Texas with relatives. During his early years in Texas he worked as a clerk in a dry goods store and also on a farm near Plano. In 1886, Tom married Susan Ora Forman, daughter of William Forman, who gave the couple 300 acres of farmland as a wedding gift. Tom purchased another 200 acres where he and Ora raised their family. The farm was located where the Huffines Chevrolet dealership stands today.
In addition to farming, Tom was an original stockholder in Farmers and Merchants National Bank. In 1913, he and three other men applied for a charter for The Farmers Gin Company of Plano of which he became a stockholder and board of directors member. He was also a member of the First Christian Church of Plano and served on their board of elders.