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About Frisco ISD
District Overview
District Facts
Testing & Assessment
Mission & Goals
Board of Trustees

About Frisco ISD
District Overview
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FISD Mission

Our mission is to know every student by name and need.


Student Information

  • As of January 5, 2015, our student enrollment is 49,827. We anticipate enrolling 50,000 this school year..
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  • 11 percent of our students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program
  • 53.29 percent of our students are white
  • 14.38 percent are Hispanic
  • 17.9 percent are Asian
  • 10.5 percent are African American
  • 3.26 percent are two or more races
  • 0.56 percent are American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • .1 percent are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Ethnicity breakdown by campus
  • Enrollment by special programs is as follows:
    • Bilingual/ESL, 4.56%
    • Gifted and Talented, 9.98%
    • Special Education, 8.87%
  • There are 67 languages served in the Frisco ISD!


Staff Information -

  • 6,190 full- and part-time employees
  • 3,328 teachers
  • 28 percent of our staff members have advanced degrees
  • Average years of teaching experience – 9.3, 4.8 years in FISD
  • 64 percent of teachers have 6 or more years experience


Financial Information

  • 2014 Tax Rate - $1.46 per $100 of assessed valuation - $1.04 M&O/$.42 I&S (Tax Rate History) See the District Notices area of the website for budget and other posted information.
  • Taxable Values - $20,490,875,178 (freeze adjusted minus TIF value)
  • Adopted Operating Budget for 2014-15, $389,920,000, including the Chapter 41 obligation of $1.7 million, the $11 million flowthrough TRS OnBehalf payment, and the $15 million in TIF flowthrough funds
  • Average home value-$298,272 (subtract $15,000 homestead exemption to get taxable value)
  • Expenditure per student (not including debt) - $7,825


Facility Information

  • 37 K-5 Elementary Schools
  • 13 Middle Schools
  • 7 High Schools
  • Four Special Program Schools
  • Administration Complex
  • Two Service Centers
  • Three Transportation Facilities
  • Memorial Stadium and Athletic Offices
  • Natatorium
  • Joint-Use Facility with City of Frisco, Major League Soccer/Hunt Sports Group, Collin County – Toyota Stadium and Pink Field provide soccer and football fields for Frisco ISD students - Dr Pepper Arena, joint project with the City of Frisco and Hicks Sports Group, provides a venue for graduation and other special events.


Transportation Facts

  • 225 buses
  • 63 special needs routes, 75 regular routes- transporting 7,567 students per day
  • More than 1,600,000 route miles per year (2013-14)
  • 8,300 field trips, 323,951 miles per year (2012-13)


Child Nutrition Facts

Students in FISD are served healthy and delicious foods by award-winning employees in their Child Nutrition Program. The management team serving our customers has successfully completed state and nationally approved certification classes in nutrition education, culinary education, administration, communication, operations, marketing, training and food safety. FISD menus are planned by a Registered Dietitian with student input and are analyzed for nutritional content, meeting or exceeding nutritional guidelines for each age/grade group. Healthy snack choices are provided and nutrition education classes are a part of the curriculum as the Child Nutrition Department works with educators to help students learn about nutrition and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Child Nutrition website menus include pictures of menu items, nutrient and allergy information. Students and parents can use the information to make healthy breakfast and lunch choices. The FISD Child Nutrition Department is self-supported by the meals and items sold in campus cafeterias. Fifty-eight elementary, middle and high school campuses serve over 48,000 meals every day. Elementary lunches are $2.30; secondary prices are $2.60 and $3.60 (depending on entree choice). Additional a la carte items are available for purchase and vary in price. Parents may set spending limits and/or preferences for students by completing a preference form located on the Child Nutrition Department web page.


Frisco ISD History
The school district's history dates back to 1876 before the railroad and the town arrived. From then 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. Other community schools serving areas now in the FISD included Lebanon School, Erudia, Robertson School, Robinson School, and the Hamilton School, which served black students before integration in 1965. In 1902, the community of Frisco began to emerge and the school district took that name as well.


District Growth Facts
No district in the state and nation has grown faster on a percentage basis in the past 20 years (1990-91-2010-11). 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 will be among the top 20 largest districts in the state this year.. It is the 135th largest district in the nation based on 2011-12 data.

Growth Projections 2014