Pride Tradition Excellence
Frisco is the fastest growing city in America topping that list for many years. We are small-town friendly with big city amenities. However, this impressive statistic and compliment to our community has a massive ripple effect. Consider the impact of 36 people moving to Frisco every day. It’s a challenge to keep up with the demand for roads and services but one which city staff takes great pride in accomplishing. For Frisco Independent School District, it has been their mission to know every student by name and need even with the unparalleled growth.
Twenty-five years ago, Frisco ISD had four schools including one high school serving less than 2,000 students. Today, Frisco ISD has 72 schools, including ten high schools, with over 58,000 students. Yet, Frisco ISD prepares our children for their future and continues to win state and national awards. The Career & Technical Education Center offers 50 courses in real-world learning spaces and has attracted national and international attention. IncubatorEDU encourages entrepreneurship and teaches high school students how to start a business. Students have internship opportunities, receive dual college credit including completing an Associates degree, and have a choice of 27 industry certifications. Naturally, Frisco ISD’s motto is Pride Tradition Excellence.
I was elected to Frisco City Council in 2007 and my oldest son, Zach, entered kindergarten at Corbell Elementary in 2008. Now, Zach is a sophomore at Wakeland, Mason-8th, and Kaytlin-6th are at Cobb Middle School. Thus, I have been engaged with Frisco ISD for a decade as a parent and city leader. Frisco ISD is our city’s key strategic advantage due to the stellar education provided to our children. I believe the ceiling of a community is set by the quality of the education. Frisco ISD continues to raise the ceiling for our growing community.