Thunderbird Elementary

  • 1200 W. 32nd Street

    Plainview, TX 79072

    Phone: (806) 293-6060 FAX: (806) 296-4125


    Thunderbird Mission:As a Thunderbird community, we will relentlessly pursue excellence for every child, every day”



    Thunderbird Elementary provides rich and challenging academic programs in a supportive, student-centered school environment. Our academic instructional lessons are data-driven, and implemented through research-based instructional strategies which increases student engagement and mastery of content. The scope and sequence of each core academic subject is guided by the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) Resource System which is a quality curriculum designed for targeted success and aligned assessment. Balanced Literacy is incorporated throughout all content areas; Guided Reading and Fundations phonics provide a foundation for successful student literacy. Our students are held to high academic standards and expectations by all staff members.


    Student Recognition

    Perfect Attendance End of Year                        

    Academic Awards End of first semester/End of Year                                    

    Citizen Awards End of Year


    Special Area Classes

    Thunderbird Elementary offers Music, Physical Education, computer classes, as well as opportunities to learn library skills to support reading.


    Support Programs

    Thunderbird Elementary currently offers the following support programs: Resource, Speech, Special Education, 504/dyslexia instruction, ARI Reading intervention, Gifted and Talented program, health services through our school nurse, after school ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) program, and tutorials both before and after school (contact the school for more detailed information about tutorial classes.)


    Grading System

    Pre-K and Kindergarten students receive a learning profile report reflecting the growth of the child in areas of cognitive and social development. Grades 1 – 5 receive numerical grades in: Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Letter grades are given to all students (Kinder – 5th) in PE and music.


    Lunch Schedule

    Pre-K (AM) 10:45  

    Pre-K (PM) 12:45 

    Kindergarten 11:30           

    First Grade 11:00                 

    Second Grade 11:15              

    Third Grade 12:00                  

    Fourth Grade 12:15       

    Fifth Grade 12:25