The National PTA School of Excellence designation is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and their school communities to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. To be considered, PTAs and school administrators make a year-long commitment to identify and implement an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for family-school partnerships and transformative family engagement. Schools that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years. Huffman Elementary, now the IB World School at Huffman Elementary, has been honored for the third time. At the October 1 board meeting, Trustee David Stolle said that, “…PTAs connect schools to their community, and that [community connection] is what makes Plano so strong. This is really important work.” Anyone can join PTA. Members do not need to have a child in Plano ISD to join.
National PTA Schools of Excellence
Barksdale Elementary School, 2019-2021
Boggess Elementary School, 2018-2020
Bettye Haun Elementary School, 2018-2020
Gulledge Elementary School, 2017-2019
Harrington Elementary School, 2019-2021
Hickey Elementary School, 2018-2020
Huffman Elementary School, 2017-2019, 2015-2017 and 2019-2021
Hughston Elementary School, 2018-2020
Mathews Elementary School, 2019-2021
Mitchell Elementary School, 2018-2020
Pearson Early Childhood School, 2018-2020
Robinson Middle School, 2018-2020
Wyatt Elementary School, 2019-2021
At the board meeting, Council of PTAs President Kelley Thomas presented a "spirit quilt" to Superintendent Sara Bonser. The quilt is made with spirit shirts from schools who received the designation from 2018-2020.
Council of PTAs President Kelley Thomas presents a "spirit quilt" representing the schools who achieved their National PTA School of Excellence for 2018-2020.