Mathews Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Patricia Powell
Counselor: Lauren Toler
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Forest green and white
Motto: We believe, we achieve, we succeed.
Year Opened: 1987
Phone: (469) 752-2300
Fax: (469) 752-2301
7500 Marchman Way
Plano, TX 75025
AchievementsMet Standard on our 2013-15 scores and received distinctions in all six areas!
Ranked in the top 10 Elementary Schools in North Texas by "Children at Risk" for two years running (2014-16). 2011 NCEA Higher Performing school; Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll school (2006-10); Just for the Kids Higher Performing school - math, reading, science and writing (2008); No Child Left Behind National Blue Ribbon school (2005); National Blue Ribbon school (2001); Exemplary School Status (1996-12); Gold Performance Acknowledgement in reading, math, writing, science, and attendance (2007–09, 2011); District and State PTA Reflections winners; District and Regional science fair winners; MLK Art finalists; Think Through Math awards; Outstanding PTA for Plano ISD in 2015-16 and numerous other PTA awards.
Campus ProgramsEnglish as a Second Language (ESL); grade level music performances; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; multi-sensory program for dyslexia students; tiered intervention; Math Rocks; Spelling Bee; Geography Bee; science fair; Bluebonnet reading program; Word masters; junior achievement program; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); PASAR (onsite after-school childcare); after-school PTA Student Enrichment programs; student council; fourth- and fifth-grade Choir-Music Connection; stacking club; and Safety Patrol.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesSchool-Based Campus Improvement Committee (SBIC); PTA volunteer programs for parents; Key Communicators; PTA sponsored parent education programs; camp volunteers (fifth-grade); book fairs; workroom, office and library volunteers; field day; newcomer's reception; Junior Achievement; and numerous school events.
Community/Business PartnershipsAngelo & Vito's Pizzeria; Chick-fil-A; Kroger; Mooyah Burger; Rita’s; Target; Tom Thumb. We participate in the World Wear Project; items can be donated on the east side of the school in the labeled blue container/bin. Please watch for additional participating merchants throughout Mathews' 2015-16 school year.
History of Mathews
Matthews honors Benjamin Franklin Mathews (1827-78), a farmer and carpenter who came to Plano in 1847 as a Peters Colonist, settling on Spring Creek. Two schools in the city, Clark High and Davis Elementary, are named after his sons-in-law. Mathews Elementary was complated in 1987 at a cost of $2.8 million.