last updated: 01/07/2014

16002 Coles Crossing Drive, Cypress, TX 77429
Phone: (281) 213-1600 ~ FAX: (281) 213-1605
Attendance\Registrar (281) 213-1607 ~ Cafeteria (281) 213-1608 ~ Nurse (281) 213-1609

Principal:  Heather Motzny
School Hours:  8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

School Opened: 2002

Administrative Team


Heather Motzny

Assistant Principal    (K, 2, and 4)

Christine Popovich

Assistant Principal  (1,3, and 5

Karen Lyon


Brigitte Campbell

Counselor   (half time)

Linda Yates

Media Specialist

Paula Morgan


Lori Alms

Instructional Specialist

Lori Wilson

Instructional Specialist

Missy Barfuss

School Secretary

Cathy Beckemeyer




Campus Goals

The mission of Sampson Elementary is to provide a caring community for all children which promotes academic excellence, fosters social and emotional growth, and promotes healthful lifestyles. Students' behavior will exemplify respect for others, accountability for actions and good citizenship.  Our goal is to provide children with the educational opportunities to insure that each child becomes a contributing and responsible member of society.


Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.



(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

1.8% 13.0% 71.3% 0.3% 10.7% 0.1% 2.8% 1.7%



1169 students as of 9/16/13


How We Got Our Name

Elementary school #35 has been named Nancy Marsh Sampson Elementary. Nancy began her teaching career at Matzke Elementary where she taught for two years, before becoming an assistant principal (at Matzke). She was the first principal of Adam Elementary, and later, opened Horne, then Hairgrove Elementary where she remained until her retirement at the end of the 2000 school year with 32 years of service in the District.



The Sampson Elementary PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact

President Linda Ramcharan

Vice-President Primary Fundraising

Stephanie Ferreiras

Vice-President Secondary Fundraising

Silvia Smith

Vice-President Special Events

Shelley Boyle

Vice-President VIPS


Vice-President Membership

Dawn Fenstad

Vice-President Communications

Ami Bird


Jennifer Swick


Sheila Preacher



Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Christy Sipes,
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