This school is AMAZINGLY for multiple reasons. Firstly, the music programs (especially the band) are one of the best in Texas. It also excels in sports and athletics, they have won countless titles th ough the years. Lastly, the teachers and staff are great and this school offers great higher level math (up to 3 grades ahead)
We transferred our two children from Bowman ( our feeder school) to SMS and the daily commute has been a huge sacrifice for our family, however, well worth our time. Cant express enough gratitude towards the teachers, especially the honors & PACE programs, and more importantly Principal Jason Myatt & his administrative staff. Everyone at SMS, including the PTA, takes pride in their work and its obvious that the students are top priority -- daily!
Personally i think that Schimelpfenig is an amazing school. The teachers are amazing and the administrators too. The teachers know what their teaching and know how to teach it. The school is very well disciplined and they know how to get something done when it is needed. The principals (all 3) are fantastic and very nice. They really care about the children and are just doing it for the money. I really recommend SMS.
Schimelpfenig has been an good school for our kids. PACE program is excellent, challenging, and has incredible teachers. There is lots of homework, but both of my kids are working ahead of grade level and there is some opportunity to work on at school. This school is now a "split" school not due to parents, but because of the school district's attempt to balance enrollment and test scores. Parents I know are friendly and involved.
Thanks to the superiority attitudes of the parents, this is now a school to stay far far away from! Thanks to the parents, its now a split school - meaning kids go to 2 different high schools and senior high schools. I would look elsewhere in Plano - I suggest heading West.
All of the middle schools in Plano ISD are excellent, however beware of the parent-culture at this school. Most of the parents have a really bizarre superiority attitude that you really don't find at other middle schools in the district.
Hey! I love Schimelpfenig Middle school. I have been here for about half an year and I really like it. The teachers are nice and experienced, they do not assign too much homework, and the school leaves time for the kids who wanna go pro in a sport!(like me)
Now while there are good teachers at this school such as Kleiman, Dupre, etc. and a nice enough ISS superviosr and Dean, the discpiline system is very... iffy. As of 2010, you get these things called PRIDE slips which no one really cares about... and some teachers give dententions for bad reasons and you can get ISS for very vague things and inexpirenced teachers might for instince give you ISS for chewing gum when you get a detention or ISS and some subs they hire are jsut terrible. The homework is no big deal if you try, unless oyu have Kleiman. Good enough teachers- crappy discpiline system and some terrble staff members