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7:50 am - 3:05 pm
 Lunch  Time
 K  10:45 - 11:15
 1st  11:15 - 11:45
 2nd  11:30 - 12:00
 3rd  12:15 - 12:45
 4th  12:00 - 12:30
 5th  12:45 - 1:15

Guiding Purpose

We empower learners to become inquirers and compassionate individuals who make innovative contributions to our global society.

Principal's Corner


Welcome to Pinkerton! Thank you for visiting our website!

This year Pinkerton Elementary is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Program. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy--- a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Pinkerton believes is important for our learners.


*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) as IB World Schools can offer any of its three academic programs: the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), the IB Middle Years Program (MYP), or the IB Diploma Program. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org.


We are excited to begin the 2014-2015 school year as the first Choice School in Coppell ISD. We are happy to welcome over 130 new learners and their families from all over the district to our Pinkerton family. We know that you will feel at home in the warm, caring and supportive family environment that makes Pinkerton unique.


We encourage you to become a partner in your child’s education by following the classroom teacher on Twitter, engaging in conversations nightly with your children about what they are learning in school, and keeping up with the classroom websites and digital portfolios where learners will document their learning throughout the year.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year! Here’s to a great year!


Kristi Mikkelsen, Principal








Pick Pinkerton

W.W. Pinkerton Elementary is Coppell ISD's first choice elementary school. All elementary students across the Coppell Independent School District are welcome to apply to attend this school of inquiry-based learning.

Pinkerton families that are zoned for Pinkerton for the 2015-16 school year do NOT need to apply to Pinkerton nor attend any of the parent information meetings. To verify your attendance zone for next school year, click here.


1. A parent/guardian must attend one of the parent information sessions:

  • February 25 @ Noon (Pinkerton Gym) 
  • NEW DATE: Monday, March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. (Pinkerton Cafeteria)
 Optional School Tours:
  • March 2 @ 9:30 a.m
  • March 3 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • March 4 @ 9:30 a.m.
Please sign-up for a tour using this link www.tinyurl.com/tourpink 
2. Applications will be accepted starting February 24, 2015 and must be returned no later than March 6 at 4:00 p.m. to Pinkerton Elementary's front office.
3. A blind lottery process will take place on March 18, 2015.
4. After the lottery process, commitment letters will be mailed home to families selected in the lottery
5. Parents/guardians must sign the commitment letter and return to Pinkerton Elementary's front office no later than April 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

CISD will continue to add questions and answers to this section. 


Who is eligible to apply to Pinkerton Elementary?
All elementary students (Kindergarten through fifth grade) who currently reside in the Coppell ISD boundaries.
I am currently in the Open Enrollment program, can I apply to Pinkerton? No. Open enrollment students are not eligible to apply to Pinkerton.

Application (click here for application)

Do I need to submit a separate application for each child?
Yes, an application for each child must be submitted. (Note, only one lottery card per family will go into the hopper)
Will I need to re-apply each year? 
No. Once you are accepted you do not need to re-apply.

If I have multiple children in Elementary school, do all my children have to apply? No. As long as you can provide transportation, you can choose to have one or some of your children at their home campus and the other(s) apply to Pinkerton. 


Seat Availability 

 How many seats will be left open for new enrollment children who live within the Pinkerton attendance boundary?
A minimum of four spots at each grade level.


Will transportation be provided?
No. Parents who do NOT live within the Pinkerton boundaries will need to provide their own transportation for their children who apply to attend Pinkerton.
Will pay-to-ride bus transportation be available?
No. The pay-to-ride service will not be available to families who apply to Pinkerton from another campus. 



If I miss one of the parent meetings can I still apply to Pinkerton?
The parent meeting will provide very important information about the learning at Pinkerton and the commitment and application process. A parent/guardian is required to attend one of these meetings in order to apply.
Can I rescind my commitment after I sign the commitment letter?
In order to plan for staffing at each campus, the deadline to rescind your commitment is June 26, 2015.
How long do I need to commit to attend Pinkerton?
We anticipate that once you start attending Pinkerton, you will want to remain there until fifth grade. However, the commitment letter only asks for a one-year commitment.
If my situation changes and I no longer want my child at Pinkerton, can he/she transfer mid-year?
Any mid-year transfer requests will require approval from the transfer committee.

Lottery & Wait List

Do Parents need to attend the lottery drawing to be eligible for selection? No. Parents do not need to attend the lottery. After names are drawn, CISD will email and mail a letter home notifying parents of their acceptance or if they have been put on a wait list.
How will the lottery work?
After the applications are submitted, the children's names will be compiled and put into a blind lottery. On March 18, 2015 names will be selected randomly until all seats are filled. Children not selected in the lottery will be put on a waiting list. 
If one child is selected through the lottery process, are the siblings automatically selected? Yes.
Will there be a wait list?
Yes. Applicants not selected in the lottery will be put on the waiting list. We will review the number of seats available and look to the wait list after the April 2nd commitment letters have been returned. If a family has more than one child that is on the wait list then we will consider the space availability in the multiple grade levels on a case by case basis.
Can I be put on the waiting list after the application process closes?
Yes, but a parent must have attended one of the parent informational meetings to be put on the wait list.
Will Pinkerton accept mid-year transfers if they are on the wait list?
Yes. If a spot is available students on the wait list may transfer to Pinkerton.

Middle School

What middle school will my child attend?
They can choose to follow the Pinkerton middle school pattern, which is Coppell Middle School West. Parents will still need to provide transportation to West (if West is not your zoned middle school). If they prefer, students may also choose to attend their zoned middle school.   

Special Programs

My child is currently in a special program, can he/she apply to Pinkerton?

Not all special programs or services will be available at Pinkerton. Below is a sample list of some of the services offered at Pinkerton.

  • Special Education Services/Support
  • RtI/504 Accommodations in the Classroom
  • Personal Academic Growth Program
  • Multisensory Language Instruction for Dyslexia Service
  • English as a Second Language/English Language Learner
  • Gifted and Talented

For additional information about special programs at Pinkerton, please contact Kristi Mikkelsen, Principal or Angie Hux, Assistant Principal at 214-496-6800.

My child is currently receiving special education services, can he/she apply to Pinkerton?

Yes, your child may apply to Pinkerton. If selected in the lottery, the ARD committee must approve the new placement to ensure proper services are available.


Is Pinkerton an International Baccalaureate school?
Pinkerton Elementary is an IB Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) candidate school. For more information about the Primary Years Programme, visit http://www.ibo.org/pyp/  
Click here to learn more about Pinkerton's Guiding Purpose and what makes Pinkerton unique. 

Will IB require any additional testing at the elementary level? No. Pinkerton learners will take the same tests as other elementary learners in the district. When Pinkerton becomes an IB school,  5th grade IB learners will have an exhibition culminating project where they present their learning from their elementary experience. 

How do Pinkerton's standardized testing scores compare to other CISD elementary schools? Pinkerton's test scores are inline with all the other elementary schools in CISD.

Do learners at any grade level have different teachers for each subject area? At Pinkerton all the subjects are integrated together and learners are in self-contained classrooms. This means, the classroom teacher teaches all subject areas.

Does Pinkerton teach the same curriculum as the other CISD schools? Yes. All CISD campuses teach the state's curriculum the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). 



Is tuition required to attend Pinkerton?


New Student

To schedule an appointment for enrollment, contact our registrar Robin Wszolek at rwszolek@coppellisd.com or
by phone at 214-496-6800 (email is preferred).
Pinkerton Elementary has online registration for which you will need a password. After providing the following
information to Ms. Wszolek, she will set up your password and will send it to you so that you can complete the
online portion of enrollment before your scheduled appointment.
  1. Student Name
  2. Student Date of Birth
  3. Parent/Guardian Name
  4. Are you the parent or a guardian?
  5. Parent/Guardian email (to be used as a login for the parent portal)
  6. Physical address (No PO Box)
  7. Home phone number
  8. Cell phone number
  9. Primary language spoken in your home
  10. Student Grade
  11. Name of the Last School Student Attended
  12. List any special needs (special education, ESL, etc.)
You will need to bring the following documentation to your scheduled appointment:
  • Proof of residency in Coppell ISD:
a) Signed Settlement Statement (signatures required are the purchaser and the Title agent). A preliminary statement for estimation of closing costs is not acceptable; or
b) Signed Rental/Lease Agreement (signatures must be provided by both parties) showing the occupancy date
  • A current utility bill (containing the resident name and address)
  • Student’s original social security card (if applicable) – Mrs. Wszolek will make a copy.
  • Student’s original birth certificate or passport – Mrs. Wszolek will make a copy
  • Photo identification of parent/legal guardian (driver’s license/passport)
  • Custody papers:
    • Custodial parent will need to provide a copy of the divorce decree
    • Legal Guardian must provide court documentation or notarized paperwork
  • Immunization records (Texas state law will not allow an out-of-state student to start without this paperwork) - your child’s previous school can provide this information
  • Withdrawal papers if enrolling during the school year
  • Most recent Report Card your child’s previous school can provide this document
The student’s previous school is obligated to provide you with immunization records and the last report card.

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  • Gifted & Talented Assessment Referral window now open. Click here to refer an eligible learner for assessment. The deadline for referrals is September 4, 2015.
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  • School supplies for the 2015-2016 school year
    are now available for online ordering! See link below:
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  • New Student Registration by appointment only. To schedule an appointment call 214-496-6800. Click here for Enrollment Requirements.

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  • “CISD will be offering summer enrollment at the Vonita White Administration
    Building for new students during the following dates and times:
    ·       Dates:  July 8 and 14
    ·       Location:  CISD Board Room

    ·       Times:  7:00-5:00 PM on July 8 and 7:30 – 5:30 PM on July 14

    Please contact Karyn Rogers at 214/496-6000 to schedule an appointment. 
    You must have an appointment in order to register your child(ren).”


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  • Volunteer Background Check. Must fill out before volunteering at any district school.

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  • For more information on the Pinkerton Dad's Club, click on the link below...
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