Forman Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Kalvin Burkley
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Purple and white
Motto: Our falcons F.L.Y high!
Year Opened: 1971
Phone: (469) 752-1200
Fax: (469) 752-1201
3600 Timberline Drive
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsHealthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze award; Texas Education Agency (TEA) Recognized rating (2010); named one of the “Top 100 Middle Income Schools in Dallas" D Magazine (2005); Gold Performance Standard in math TAKS (2006); Gold Performance Standard in math and reading TAKS (2004); Recognized AEIS level (2004); named by the Texas Education Agency as a State Blue Ribbon school (1993); and National Blue Ribbon school of Excellence (1994).
Campus ProgramsEarly Transitional Bilingual program (kindergarten - fifth grade); Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); English as a Second Language (ESL) (kindergarten - fifth grade); family math; family literacy; family science; free breakfast program for all students; Multi-Sensory Reading program; PAL Peer (Assistance and Leadership) mentors; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; PASAR after school childcare; Plano Education Foundation Grants to Educators; 3 O'Clock Rocks afterschool program; student council; Beautiful Me; Future Engineers; Drama Effect; Forman Cheer; Falcon Chorale; AVID; School-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS); and Character Counts!
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent/Teacher Association (PTA); Strong Fathers Strong Families; Padres Unidos; library volunteers; student tutoring; office assistants; Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students); academic mentoring; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); volunteering programs; and parent academies.
Community/Business PartnershipsAltrusa International of Collin County, Inc.; Boy & Girl Scouts; Capital ONE; Cisco; Farmers Insurance; Kroger Foods; Latin American Rotary Club of Plano; Legacy Church; Northeast Bible Church; Northwood Woman's Club; Plano Bible Chapel; Target; Verizon Business; Wal-Mart; Washington Mutual; and Woodcreek Church.
History of Forman
Forman honors pioneer William Forman I (1792-1856), who moved from Kentucky to the Plano area in 1850 and acquired considerable land. He and his sons ran several businesses: a farm, distillery, sawmill, store and a cooperage for making barrerls. Forman also had a private post office in his home, 1851-52, and then became Plano's first official postmaster.
Forman Elementary was completed in 1971 at a cost of $546,880 with an addition the following year and major renovation in 1996.