Frisco High School Opens With A New 20 Million Face
Frisco is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the nation, and with growth inherently comes change. As the Frisco Independent School District has grown massively in size, it’s also received increased funding for necessary infrastructure, and this could be seen, in one of many examples, as students shuffled back to Frisco High School for the first day of the 2013-2014 school year recently.
Frisco’s oldest high school just underwent $20 million in renovations that added 70,000 square feet to the school. These additions come about a dozen years after the school, which was built in 1996, had it last major facelift in 2001. ”We didn’t have twice the resources we have now,” explained ISD’s executive director of communications, Shana Wortham. “It needed to be brought up to the standards of our high schools today. That’s why it costs more than some of the others.”
A major addition to the school is a gym that can play host to both varsity and JV games at the same time. There’s also a new library, nine new classrooms, and two new science labs. “We want to make sure we’re providing adequate spaces for those programs that either weren't as large or that we didn't have when they designed and built Frisco High School,” said the school’s deputy superintendent of business services, Richard Wilkinson.
These changes are in line with the massive population growth of Frisco, which currently is home to more than 121,000 residents. Although Frisco ISD had just 3,800 students in 1998, the area’s schools have expanded to house 45,000 students currently, with this number expected to rise to 62,000 as early as 2020.
Frisco ISD also just brokered a deal along with the City of Frisco that will bring the Dallas Cowboys here starting in 2015, with their new practice facility to be shared with ISD, providing even more sports and recreation space for this growing hub of happy Frisco homeowners and students.Interested in hearing more about Frisco real estate?
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