For the opening of Phillips Creek Ranch, the High School will be the oldest high school in Frisco, The Frisco High School Fightin’ Racoons!
Frisco High School was founded in 1902 and the original building no longer exists, but other previous locations still do. The words “Frisco High School” are still etched into the stone above the main entrance on Maple Street in downtown Frisco.
Then, a new high school facility was built just north of this location and used for many years. This school building is now used as a middle school: Staley Middle School.
Then the current new building at Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood Boulevard, was constructed in the 1990s and still serves as Frisco High School today.
At the beginning of the 2000s, Frisco’s explosive population growth required the opening of a second high school named Centennial High in east Frisco on Coit Road and Rolater Road. Directly across from Richwoods, but surprisingly, Richwoods is zoned for Liberty High School.
Frisco ISD’s third high school, Wakeland High, opened in 2006 in northwest Frisco on Legacy Drive. This, like the opening of Centennial, also cut a large chunk out of Frisco High’s attendance zone.
The opening of Wakeland High was very important because it relieved the infamous overcrowding at Frisco High. Ever since Wakeland opened, FHS’s total enrollment has always been below the building’s capacity of 1800 students.
“The most recent attendance total for FHS is 1574 students, keeping the campus at its (quite deliberate) 4A Classification.”
And this is why Frisco keeps opening new High Schools and is determined to stay in the 4A arena.
But for Phillips Creek Ranch, plans are that in 2016, all of Phillips Creek Ranch High School resident will go to a new high school only 2 blocks from the development. It is slated to be located at 4th Army and Timber Ridge.
And for the new middle school, plans are for the new middle school to be built by Bledsoe Elementary School at Teel and Timber Ridge in 2017.
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