Daffron Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Linda Higbee
Counselor: Pat Rankin
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Navy and white
Motto: Everyone at Daffron is someone special.
Year Opened: 1990
Phone: (469) 752-0900
Fax: (469) 752-0901
3900 Preston Meadow Drive
Plano, TX 75093
AchievementsTexas Exemplary school award; Plano ISD Education Foundation Grants to Educators winners; district Excellence in Teaching award; Diversity Leadership award for PTA by Plano ISD Ethnic Committee and Outstanding Composting award from the City of Plano.
Campus ProgramsPlano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Marathon Kids; English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL); Spanish bilingual program (kindergarten - fifth grade); Deputy Press publishing center; Deputy Store (intrinsic incentives); fifth-grade choir; Experience the Awareness; Childsafe; science fair; history fair; City of Plano Organic & Paper Recycling programs; PASAR after-school childcare, Mission Possible; Student Leaders. PTA after-school activities: Dynamic Dimensions (art class), and STOP (students thinking of peers).
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesDaffron PTA room parent; classroom helper; office assistant; reading or math tutors; friends of the library; Silent Auction; field day; publishing center; Deputy Store; book fair; Jog-a-thon; Reflections; cultural arts program; Key Communicators; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Bike Rodeo (bike safety program).
Community/Business PartnershipsACampbell's Labels for Education; Chick-fil-A; General Mills Box Tops for Education; Kroger; North Dallas Bank; PAL program (Jasper High School & Plano West Senior High School); Target and Tom Thumb.
History of Daffron
John Marshall Daffron (1863-1928) was born in Kentucky and named after the United States Chief Justice, John Marshall. He moved to Murphy, Texas, when he was 21 and married Maude Salmon. He was a farmer known for raising prize-winning bronze turkeys which he shipped across the Southwest. John Daffron valued education. In the evenings, the Daffron family would gather around the fireplace where John would listen to his children recite their school lessons. He also saw that his eleven children had opportunities for training in elocution, dance, drawing and music. He also served as a school trustee at the original Barksdale School.
Daffron Elementary opened in 1990 (cost $3.7 million).