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2013 Annual Report

Dear Plano ISD Community:

This 2013 Annual Report highlights many examples of how our 55,000 students and 6,500 employees are encouraged to "be bright, be bold and belong in Plano ISD." We established this theme for our 2013-14 school year to reflect all the ways students in our district are able to find their fit.

With the opening of three campuses of the Academy Programs of Plano this year and a strong core curriculum with numerous pathways to success, Plano ISD offers students more academic choices than ever before.

Richard Matkin

Superintendent of Schools Richard Matkin was honored in October, 2013, with a Distinguished Alumni Award at Austin College. Read more

The Plano ISD community recently affirmed its desire and expectations to sustain the district's educational offerings by voting to adjust the tax rate that funds our schools in a Tax Ratification Election held on November 5, 2013.

Throughout the pages of this report, you will read about several bright and bold students, staff and partners who have contributed to Plano ISD's selection for a "What Parents Want Award" by SchoolMatch®, the nation's largest school selection and consulting firm.

The district has captured this award for 20 consecutive years. You will read about the successes of the Plano ISD Education Foundation and their volunteers who helped raise nearly $1.2 million in private donations to support Plano schools.

Also featured are the post-secondary achievements and measures that indicate Plano ISD is preparing students for their futures beyond graduation.

Our district's success is directly linked to the commitment and dedication of Plano ISD's highly engaged parent and business communities.

On behalf of the Plano ISD Board of Trustees, our faculty and students, I thank you for taking time to read this annual report and invite our entire school community to "be bright, be bold and belong in Plano ISD."


Richard Matkin

Richard Matkin
Superintendent of Schools



Report Cover


Annual Report Links

Read the full report here. Select the links below to read individual pages.

Page 1
Mission, Goals
& Vision Statement

Page 2
District Leadership

Page 3
Community Facts

Pages 4 & 5
Class of 2013 Post-Secondary Readiness

Page 6
National Merit

Page 7
National AP Honor Roll District & State Accountability Ratings

Pages 8 & 9
Financial Focus

Pages 10 & 11
School & Community Engagement

Pages 12 & 13
Financial Focus

Pages 14-17
Plano ISD Education Foundation Initiatives

Pages 18-20
Student Achievements

Page 22
District & School Honors

Page 23
Teachers of the Year

Pages 24 & 25
Faculty and Staff Achievements


Report in Spanish

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