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Armstrong Middle School

Armstrong Middle School
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3805 Timberline Drive
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (469) 752-4600
Fax: (469) 752-4601

Principal Melissa Blank
Assistant Principals Lucia Marinez
Mary Hardin

Kristina Tafur – 6th Grade (Lead Counselor)
Scott Pilgrim – 7th Grade
Kari Nodeland – 8th Grade

School Hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment 744
School Colors Orange, white and blue
Mascot Apache
Mission Statement

Armstrong Middle School will foster an educational community that builds critical thinkers, collaborative learners, and respectful, responsible citizens which will enable students to become productive, fulfilled members of society.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Park Blvd. Exit – east to Shiloh, south on Shiloh to Timberline, east on Timberline to the school.
From Central Expressway: Park Blvd. Exit – east to Shiloh, south on Shiloh to Timberline, east on Timberline to the school.


Armstrong is an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School. AVID is a college readiness system that is designed to support students through Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading.  AVID serves approximately 150 students during the day in an elective course, but serves all students on campus through the use of AVID methods and strategies in all classes.

Fine Arts: 2015-16 school year:  YAM-youth art month is a recognition of the fine arts. There were two AMS students that were selected to exhibit their work; various student art exhibits through the district and community in Plano Jr. VASE 2016- Ten students were awarded the highest achievement

The Award-Winning Armstrong Apache band’s 2015-2016 year was amazing!  Students from grades 6 through 8 participated in various contests and competitions throughout the year and were recognized for their dedication, hard work, and many achievements! In November, 5 students advanced to area through the All-Region audition process and one student made second chair in the entire region!  In February, 7th and 8th grade students from Wind Ensemble, Symphonic band, and Concert band participated in 16 different ensembles at the East Cluster Chamber Festival, and every ensemble that participated received a Superior rating;  two ensembles received the exemplary ensemble award.  April is UIL Concert and Sight Reading time for bands, and at Armstrong, both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic bands received superior ratings from every judge for their stage performances.  Finally, in May, the 6th grade beginning band was awarded superior ratings from all the judges at the Sandy Lake Fun Fest – what a great start for our young students!  Also in May, our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students all participated in a solo contest.  Out of 133 total band students that participated, 16 students received an Excellent rating, 66 students received a Superior rating, and 17 students received the exemplary soloist award.  Such awesome students!

Campus Programs

AVID; AVID club; art club; AP Spanish; athletics; band; BLAST (Building Leadership and Academic Strengths Together); cheerleaders; choir; C.I.S. (Communities in Schools) program; Dress for Success; Jazz band; Math Counts; National Junior Honor Society; orchestra; PESH PAL; sewing club; soccer club; speech and drama; Strengths Academy; student council; Whiz Quiz.

**Students are encouraged to seek sponsorship to create student clubs.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

PTA; parent volunteer program; Key Communicators; School-Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Open House and Reflections Committee.

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