The Frisco Independent School District (FISD) is easily one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. Frisco is proud of it’s “small-schools model” that has guided them through over three decades of continuous growth – and that growth doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon.
Renown for its outstanding reputation for academic excellence, innovative programs, exceptional teachers and staff, coupled with unparalleled extracurricular opportunities and athletic experiences, FISD remains committed to creating small, personalized learning environments and strives to know every student by name and need.
Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.
According to the FISD, the District has grown 7-30 percent annually since the early 1990s and typically adds 2,500-3,500 students each year. To put that in perspective, consider this: in 1993, FISD had approximately 1,933 students who attended four schools. Today, the District serves more than 53,000 students in 64 schools, with at least 12 new schools expected to open by 2020. FISD states, “on a percentage basis, no school district in the country grew faster than FISD from 1990-91 to 2010-11.”
• For the 2015-2016 school year, FISD enrolled more than 53,000 students in 8 high schools, 15 middle schools, 38 elementary schools and 3 special programs schools.
• In the fall of 2016, they will add four additional schools, including the 9th high school, 16th middle school and 39th and 40th elementary schools.
• And looking even further ahead, in the fall of 2017, the plan is to open the 10th high school, 17th middle school and 41st and 42nd elementary schools.
Leading Children into the Future and Keeping Up with Technology
FISD believes nothing is more important than hiring the best people to work with students each day and providing them with the best possible support and resources. Highly-qualified and caring teachers strive to know every child by name and need in order to personalize each student’s educational experience.
Current and emerging technology is integrated into all content areas. Students and teachers have access to a wide variety of digital tools and online resources, which extends student learning and keeps them engaged in the process.
Decisions about equipment, network operations and infrastructure are always made with learning outcomes and achievement in mind. The goal is to redefine the possibilities of what learning can look like for each student with a particular focus on creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and digital citizenship.
It truly is an exciting time to be part of the explosive growth of Frisco and its schools. The number of families moving to Frisco from around the world specifically for the top-notch education students are receiving is on the rise. If you were considering moving to Frisco, now is truly the ideal time to make it happen. For more information on the Frisco Independent School District, visit www.friscoisd.org.
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