Homes for sale in Frisco ISD, TX
The Frisco Independent School District, based in Frisco, TX, covers portions of the cities of Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney, and Plano, as well as unincorporated land in Denton and Collin counties. FISD dates back to 1876 before the railroad and the town arrived. From 1876 until 1902, students in the area attended small schoolhouses such as Bass School, named after teacher Marinda Bass' family, who owned the land the school was on. A fire claimed the school in 1878 and it was rebuilt. Six years later it was moved east to farmland owned by James Howard and it became known as the Howard School and the center of the Farmers School District. No district in the state and nation has grown faster on a percentage basis in the past 20 years. Only 23 districts in the nation and three in the state have added more actual students in that same time period.
Only 105 school districts in the state have an enrollment higher than 10,000 students – Frisco ISD is currently the 26th largest district in the state. It is the 153rd largest district in the nation based on 2010-11 data.The student enrollment for Frisco ISD is almost 43,000 for the 2013 school year. Enrollment should rise to over 43,500 for the 2014 school year. The average tenure for a teacher in the district is 4.1 years.
Frisco ISD strives to provide the best possible education for it’s students, and is succeeding well. It is the largest TEA rated Exemplary school in Texas. Test scores are well above the state and national averages, and approximately 90 percent of the graduating seniors plan to continue their education after high school. The district currently consists of 6 high schools, 13 middle schools, 33 elementary schools, and 4 special program centers. In the next couple years, one new high school, one more middle school, and one more elementary school are expected to open.
Schools in the Frisco ISD:
High Schools Include:
Centennial High School: In the past four years, Centennial High School has been recognized in both Newsweek and The Washington Post as one of the top high schools in the U.S. They have a TEA rating of Exemplary for the last three consecutive years, and are proud of their extremely diverse student population. Over 90% of their students are college-bound, and their class size is from 10 to 29 students in a classroom. They offer many AP classes, college dual credit classes, and many UIL activities. They also offer an extensive athletics program including football, volleyball, soccer and track.
Frisco High School: Frisco High school has a TEA rating of Recognized, and strives to provide a top education to it’s diverse population of students. Their mission is to inspire excellence by respecting diversity and individual abilities and fostering lifelong learning in order to produce independent and contributing members of society. They offer many AP classes, dual credit classes, and UIL activities; as well as a competitive athletics program.
Heritage High School: Heritage High has been rated a Recognized school district by the TEA and met their AYP yearly requirements for 2011- 2012. They strive to help every student succeed by providing a safe learning environment and fostering integrity and honesty through strong character. They offer AP classes, dual enrollment opportunities, and many UIL activities. Their athletics program does very well winning anything from powerlifting to volleyball competitions often.
Liberty High School: Liberty High was selected as one of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation for 2013, proving to be the most efficient in turning out college-ready grads. They have a very high graduation rate, as well as average SAT/ACT scores. The TEA rated their campus as Recognized and they offer many opportunities for college preparation. Students can compete in athletic, as well as fine arts UIL competitions such as football, volleyball, theater, and band.
Lone Star High School: Lone Star was rated as a recognized school district by the TEA and strives to prepare each student for life after high school. They offer AP, dual enrollment, and activities to participate in UIL competitions. Lone Star’s athletics department is extremely competitive, offering sports like softball, baseball, basketball, powerlifting and golf. Some other interesting activities offered at Lone Star are band, cheerleading, drill team, guitar, orchestra, theater, and student council.
Wakeland High School: Wakeland was also named one of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation for 2013, having some of the best SAT/ACT average scores around. They received a Recognized rating from the TEA and met their average yearly requirements from the AYP. Their competitive athletics program includes Football, Soccer, and Wrestling. Students can also participate in FFA, theater, WIN-TV, Orchestra, and Choir, among many more.
Middle Schools Include:
Clark Middle School, Cobb Middle School, Fowler Middle School , Griffin Middle School, Hunt Middle School, Maus Middle School, Pioneer Heritage Middle School, Roach Middle School, Scoggins Middle School, Stafford Middle School, Stanley Middle School, Vandeventer Middle School, and Wester Middle School
If you would like more information on FISD elementary schools or a special program centers, this is a good resource to find information.