What Is the History of Frisco Independent School District in Texas?


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The Frisco Independent School District was originally formed in 1876. It was initially known as the Farmers School District of Collin County, until it was renamed in 1902. Prior to the emergence of the Frisco community, the region's schools were primarily small, one- or two-room schoolhouses in rural areas. Frisco Public School was the first school built after Frisco ISD was formed.

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As of 2015, Frisco Independent School District is a public school district based in Frisco, Texas that serves portions of Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney and Plano and their surrounding areas.

The district is one of the fastest growing both in Texas and the country as a whole. In 1995, Frisco ISD had just four schools; as of 2015, the district has 61 schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the school district grew faster than any other in the United States from 1990 to 2011.

Enrollment in Frisco ISD reached 53,000 students in 2015 and grows at an average rate of 3,000 students per year. To meet the demands of increasing student enrollment, the district opened one new high school, two new middle schools and one new elementary school in fall of 2015, bringing its totals to nine high schools, 17 middle schools and 39 elementary schools.

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