Skaggs Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Christy James
Counselor: Nia Carranza
School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red, navy blue and silver
Motto: Reach for the stars.
Year Opened: 1996
Phone: (469) 752-3300
Fax: (469) 752-3301
3201 Russell Creek Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Ranked in the top four elementary schools in north texas by "Children at Risk" for five years running (2012-16); Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon school (2006); Texas Business and Educational Coalition Honor Roll school award (TBEC) for six years; exemplary rating from the state every year the school has been open; District Clean Campus award; Keep Plano Beautiful award; Texas Successful School award; reading and math achievement awards; Gold Performance State awards in all academic areas; numerous Reflections; science fair and chess competition awards; National Recognition for Word Master competition; numerous PTA awards including PTA Outstanding Unit (2007); PISD Teacher of the Year; and STATE Runner Up Elementary Teacher of the Year (2009).
English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Math Rocks program for advanced math students; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); practical parenting education classes; forth- and fifth-grade safety patrol; student council; science fair; fine arts night; and PASAR after-school childcare.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
The Skaggs Parent Teacher Association (PTA) offers numerous opportunities to engage and empower our families: volunteer opportunities such as field day; career day; field trips for all grade levels; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC);
Scholastic Book Fair; student planners; school supplies; after-school classes such as coding, chess, and drama; newcomer's welcome; back-to-school breakfast; kinder play date/welcome; teacher appreciation; teacher back-to-school lunches; teacher holiday luncheon; assemblies; Color Fun Run; Author and Artist visits; Community outreach projects; Environmental clean-up and Adopt-a-Highway; Green School certification; class parties; library helpers; bulletin board decoration; teacher helpers; yearbook; fifth-grade reception and graduation; Collin County Adventure camp volunteers (fifth-grade); Skaggs Senior Reunion; Reflections art competition; serving as science and history fair judges; curriculum-enrichment; school and teacher grants; diversity and inclusion projects; All-Abilities Day; Red Ribbon Week; class competitions; parent education; family picnics; Bingo Night; Spirit Wear; Lifetime membership awards; communications through PTA Website; PTA Facebook page; and newsletter; multi-cultural and arts presentations; and multiple special projects.
Kroger; Suncreek Orthodontics; Tom Thumb Food Store; O'Reilly Group McDonald's; Amazon; Office Depot; and Mabel's Labels.
History of Skaggs
Skaggs honors English, economics, and journalism teacher Mary Alice Skaggs, a Celina native and graduate of Austin College. She was sponsor of the senior class for 31 years and of the Junior Thursday Study Club for girls for 50 years. Skaggs was Plano ISD's first teacher to hold a master's degree and was named 1958's Teacher of the Year by the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Skaggs Elementary opened in 1996 and was built on the Gulledge/Miller/Haggar plan.