Christie Elementary School
Assistant Principal: DeCole Kelly
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Maroon and gold
Mascot: Lion cubs
Motto: Be the Change. Make a Difference.
Year Opened: 1973
Phone: (469) 752-0800
Fax: (469) 752-0801
3801 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023
AchievementsU.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award (1999); National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat; State of Texas Recognized School; and recipient of multiple Plano ISD Education Foundation grants.
Campus Programs“Books to Go” program for students to checkout leveled books to read at home; Rachel’s Challenge; fourth- and fifth-grade Choir; mentor program; PASAR (after-school program); Peer Mediators; the Plano Rotary Club recognizes “Good Citizens of the Month"; Student Council; Engineering Fair; Kindness and Compassion club; Safety Patrol; Book Buddies; Shelf Elves; AVID Elementary; Good Morning Christie Newscast; Math Rocks
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesSchool-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators (three parents per year); parent volunteer for the classroom, library, office; PTA (monthly activities and meetings); WATCHDOG Dads; Culturefest; field day. We also have opportunities to complete volunteer work from your home.
Community/Business PartnershipsChase Oaks Church; Custer Road United Methodist Church; and Love Where You Live with the City of Plano.
History of ChristieChristie honors native Planonian, conservationist and hardware dealer Charles Matt Christie, born just three miles north of the school site. After almost 20 years in West Texas, Christie and his family moved back to Plano, where he opened a hardware and implement business, helping to mechanize area farms. His descendant C.J. Christie served on the School Board from 1953-60.
Christie was built in 1973 for $915,225. The school had an addition in 1976 and had its classrooms modified in 1991. In 1996, the school underwent a major renovation to modernize the building and bring it online.