Hughston Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Elena Helms
Counselor: Pamela Hart
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red and blue
Motto: Best in the West! Every way! Every day!
Year Opened: 1975
Phone: (469) 752-2000
Fax: (469) 752-2001
2601 Cross Bend Road
Plano, TX 75023
AchievementsConsistent achievement of an Exemplary Rating from TEA (1995-11); TEA "Met Standard" Rating for STAAR state testing results; High-Performing school citation by National Center for Educational Accountability (NCEA) (2002, 2008); Texas Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (1996); PISD Exemplary Writing school; 2014 Crest award winner recognition of Outstanding Counseling program; National Safe, Disciplined Drug-Free school; Hughston Destination ImagiNation teams represented PISD at the State and Global competitions (1997-08); Mockingbird Poetry Winners (1996-08, 2010-11); Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year (1998, 2004, 2007); Science Fair Grand prize winners; WordMasters winners; Mustang Magic Literary Magazine; Continental Mathematics League winners and Board Certified librarian; Southern District SHAPE America Teacher of the Year (2016); TAHPERD Elementary Teacher of the Year (2015); 2015 NAESP Honor Student Council Excellence award; 2016 NAESP Honor Student Council Excellence award; 2015 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recognition for Exemplary Patriotism; 2014-15 Early Bird award; 2014-15 Outstanding PTA Silver award; 2013-14 Outstanding PTA Bronze award; Regional Science Fair participants; District PTA Reflections participants.
Campus ProgramsIn addition to the outstanding instructional program provided each day, Hughston offers after-school learning experiences which include: tutoring / re-teaching at the invitation of the teachers, Palette Pals art extension (first - fifth-grade); Mustang Chorale (third - fifth-grade); safety patrol; field day; student council; school-wide service projects; Magic Mustang spirit assemblies; PASAR after-school childcare; Author / Artist Extravaganza; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); reading incentive program; and Bluebonnet Reading program.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesParent Teacher Association (PTA) features committees that address: landscape beautification; playground; hospitality; room mothers / dads; teacher appreciation; fundraiser family activities; volunteer opportunities; Watch D.O.G.S. program for dads; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); library and classroom volunteer opportunities; Girls on the Run; CraniaLogix; Pet Patrol; Student Council.
Community/Business PartnershipsRestaurant coupon donations; spirit nights and teacher mentoring program.
History of Hughston
Hughston bears the name of Thomas Finley Hughston (1842-1935). Born in Alabama, he came to Collin County after serving four years in the Civil War. A farmer, Hughston also served on the Plano city council (1908-14) and was a commissioner and deputy tax collector for Collin County.
Hughston Elementary was opened in 1975 and was renovated in 1997.