Frisco ISD holds special sessions for families new to the area
|High Achievers – Frisco ISD students consistently score higher than the national average on ACT, SAT and STAAR tests. Photos by Meghan Youker|
One of the pleasant surprises about living in North Texas is the abundance of high-quality public schools.
Residents take athletics and academics seriously in these parts, which means you don’t have to look far for a great school.
Frisco Independent School District, located just north of Plano, is one of those schools. FISD is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the country, welcoming 2,500 to 3,500 new students each year.
The district has added twice-a-year parent orientation sessions to help new families learn more about its operations, programs and policies, easing their transition into a new school district.
At a session in October, Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon spoke about the district, which has grown to 55,924 students this school year from 1,933 students in 1993. FISD expects to add 10,000 more students over the next five years.
“New students join us every day from all over the state, country and world,” Lyon says. “Time and time again, these families tell us they made a deliberate decision to move to our area because of the schools. We take their confidence and trust in us very seriously and strive to do all we can to help them acclimate to our community and better understand our strengths and challenges as a school district, as well as all the tremendous opportunities available to their students in our schools.”
|Team Players -- A small school philosophy ensures Frisco ISD students have ample opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities.|
Some FISD highlights:
All this from a city that was mostly farmland in the 1990s.
Editor's note: Frisco ISD announced plans to delay the opening of four schools in August 2017 to save money after voters rejected a property tax hike.