Dooley Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Cyndy Reagan
Counselor: Ramona Cartwright
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and silver
Motto: Learning. Serving. Growing.
Year Opened: 1981
Phone: (469) 752-1100
Fax: (469) 752-1101
2425 San Gabriel Drive
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsBlue Ribbon school (1989-90); Down Syndrome Guild Of Dallas Outstanding Educator of the Year award (preschool category) presented to PPCD (2001); Diamond Shamrock's "Hooray for Excellence" award (1992); TSSAS Inclusion award (1994); Texas Successful School award (1995, 1997); Texas Successful Schools Exemplary Status (1995-96, 1999-2000); Perot Experienced Teacher award (1996); PISD Exemplary Writing Program (1996-00); City of Plano Recycling Award (1998-00); Wordmasters - forth-grade twelfth place in national competition (1999); Autism of Collin County Angel Star award (2005); 2015-16 TEA Four Distinction Designations (Academic Achievement for reading, Top 25% of Student Progress, Top 25% of Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness).
Campus ProgramsAVID Elementary campus, Kid's Inquiry conference; Dragon Press Publishing center; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; English as a Second Language (ESL); fifth-grade choir; student council; Marathon Kids; Self Manager; S.T.E.A.M. Challenges; Project Wisdom. After school programs include: drama, chess, Legos, art, and PASAR-after school care program.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA); Watch DOGS program; All Pro Dads; Volunteer opportunities including classroom, office and library; Dragon Buddies-Student Mentoring program; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; and Chat with the Principal.
Community/Business PartnershipsChick-fil-A; Chipolte; Dairy Queen East Plano; Dr. Richard Spence; East Plano Animal Hospital; In-n-Out Burger; Kroger; Meadows Baptist Church; Raising Cane's Murphy; Shoparoo; Spring Creek BBQ Garland; Tom Thumb; and World Wear Project.
History of Dooley
Dooley was named for farmer Charlie L. Dooley, who moved to Plano in 1912 and served on the Plano ISD board from 1930-48. When Williams High School opened in 1961, Dooley and his wife donated $50,000 for the library in memory of their son, J.C., who was killed in World War II. Dooley Elementary School opened in January 1981 at a cost of $2.1 million to relieve overcrowding at Forman Eementary.