Frisco ISD welcomed nearly 49,000 students for the first day of school on August 25 – a jump of approximately 2,500 students since June.
Five schools, including Independence High School and Hosp, McSpedden, Newman and Scott elementary schools, opened to students and teachers for the first time.
The new schools bring the total number of campuses in Frisco ISD to 61 for the 2014-2015 school year, including seven high schools, 13 middle schools, 37 elementary schools and four special program centers.
Student enrollment is projected to grow to 66,000 students by 2020, and FISD expects to welcome its 50,000th student this school year.
Despite the growth, the District remains committed to smaller, personalized learning environments.
“We will continue to focus attention on staying connected and engaged with each other, with students, and with you as parents,” Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon wrote in a back-to-school letter to the community. “We believe our partnership with you is of significant importance to the success of your child in their educational journey.”
Two schools have been closed to additional students for the 2014-2015 school year. New students enrolling at Stafford Middle School or Ashley Elementary School will enroll at nearby schools instead, with transportation provided by the District. Both campuses are over capacity.
Frisco ISD currently has three schools under construction to relieve overcrowding and prepare for incoming students. They include Reedy High School, Trent Middle School and middle school #15, which has yet to be named. All will open in fall 2015.
Reedy High School, 3003 Stonebrook Parkway, will open with ninth and tenth graders to primarily relieve Frisco High School. Wakeland High School will need relief as well. Trent Middle School, 13131 Coleto Creek Drive, will open to relieve Stafford Middle School. Middle school #15 will open near Stonebrook Parkway and Teel Parkway to relieve Pioneer Heritage Middle School.
The process to create attendance boundaries for the new schools and to make other needed zone adjustments will begin this October, with a final decision expected in December. Learn more about the rezoning process.
Site preparation work is also underway for high school #9, which will open in fall 2016 near Lebanon Road and Ohio Drive.
The plan is to open the school with ninth graders only to limit impact on students living in areas recently impacted by rezoning with the opening of Independence this fall. Without high school #9, two of the high schools on the east side of Preston Road will be over capacity in 2016, with the other two pushing capacity.
New School Dedications
- Frisco ISD invites students, parents and community members to help celebrate the opening of the following new schools:
- Independence High School – Wednesday, September 3, 6 to 7 p.m. at 10555 Independence Parkway.
- Newman Elementary School – Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m. at 12333 Briar Ridge Road.
- Hosp Elementary School – Sunday, September 14, 4 p.m. at 5050 Lone Star Ranch Parkway.
- Scott Elementary School – Sunday, October 5, 2 p.m. at 10550 Millbend Drive, McKinney.
- McSpedden Elementary School – Sunday, October 5, 4 p.m. at 14140 Countrybrook Drive.