Frisco Independent School District, Texas

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Frisco Independent School District
Frisco, Texas
Frisco Independent School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Jeremy Lyon
Graduation rate:97.7 percent[2]
Number of schools:53
Budget: $518.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Renée Ehmke
Board members:7
Term length:3
The Frisco Independent School District is a school district in Texas that served 46,263 K-12 students as of January 6, 2014. The district began as a handful of small schoolhouses in 1876 and evolved into an independent school district after the City of Frisco was founded in 1902.[1] Frisco Independent School District is the 27th-largest school district in Texas.

About the district

Frisco Independent School District is located in Denton County, Texas
Frisco Independent School District is based in Frisco, Texas, a city located in portions of Collin County and Denton County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Frisco is home to 128,176 residents.[3]


Frisco outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 58.3 percent of Frisco residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Frisco was $108,428 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Frisco was 4.5 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Frisco (%) Texas (%)
White 75.0 70.4
Black or African American 8.1 11.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 0.7
Asian 10.0 3.8
Two or More Races 3.1 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 12.1 37.6

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 33.3 64.9
2008 37.4 61.6
2004 29.4 69.9
2000 27.3 69.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]


The superintendent of Frisco Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Jeremy Lyon. He has served in the position since his appointment to the position in January 2013. Lyon previously served as the superintendent of Hillsboro School District in Oregon from 2004 to 2009 and superintendent of Hays Consolidated Independent School District in Texas from 2009 to 2012.[7]

School board

The Frisco Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to three-year terms. Each member is voted into a specific seat but represents the entire district. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.[8]

Frisco Board of Trustees
Member Place Assumed Office Term Ends
Bryan Dodson 1 2013 2016
Renée Ehmke 2 2004 2016
Dan Mossakowski 3 2004 2016
Anne McCausland 4 2011 2017
Debbie Gillespie 5 2011 2017
Chris Todd 6 2012 2015
John Hoxie 7 2009 2015

School board elections

See also: Frisco Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on May 10, 2014. Two seats will be up for election in May 2015 and three seats will be on the ballot in May 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2004:[9]

Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.

At regular meetings the Board shall allot 30 minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up with the presiding officer or designee before the meeting begins and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.

Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.

The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate policy (see list below) to seek resolution:

  • Employee complaints: DGBA
  • Student or parent complaints: FNG
  • Public complaints: GF

The Board shall not tolerate disruption of the meeting by members of the audience. If, after at least one warning from the presiding officer, any person continues to disrupt the meeting by his or her words or actions, the presiding officer may request assistance from law enforcement officials to have the person removed from the meeting.[10]


The table below displays the budget for Frisco Independent School District:[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $246,231,200 54.2% $53,267,060 11.7% $44,248,700 9.7% $91,500,000 20.1% $18,784,100 4.1% $454,171,160
2014-2015 $271,612,000 52.4% $60,618,700 11.7% $42,058,000 8.1% $108,800,000 21% $35,478,000 6.8% $518,566,700
Averages: $258,921,600 53% $56,942,880 12% $43,153,350 9% $100,150,000 21% $27,131,050 6% $486,368,930

Teacher salaries

Frisco Independent School District does not publish a detailed salary schedule for teachers or academic staff. The district pays a starting annual salary of $46,500 for first-year teachers with Bachelor's degrees. First-year teachers holding Master's degrees receive a starting annual salary of $47,500. The district increases salaries based on experience, continuing education and performance.[12]

Schools in Frisco Independent School District


The district's K-12 student enrollment increased from 37,279 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 46,263 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1]

District schools

Frisco Independent School District operates 53 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[13]

Frisco Independent School District
Allen Elementary School
Anderson Elementary School
Ashley Elementary School
Bledsoe Elementary School
Boals Elementary School
Borchardt Elementary School
Bright Elementary School
Carroll Elementary School
Centennial High School
Christie Elementary School
Clark Middle School
Cobb Middle School
Comstock Elementary School
Corbell Elementary School
Curtsinger Elementary School
Elliott Elementary School
Fisher Elementary School
Fowler Middle School
Frisco High School
Griffin Middle School
Gunstream Elementary School
Heritage High School
Hunt Middle School
Independence High School
Isbell Elementary School
Liberty High School
Lone Star High School
Maus Middle School
Mooneyham Elementary School
Nichols Elementary School
Ogle Elementary School
Phillips Elementary School
Pink Elementary School
Pioneer Heritage Middle School
Purefoy Elementary School
Riddle Elementary School
Roach Middle School
Robertson Elementary School
Rogers Elementary School
Scoggins Middle School
Sem Elementary School
Shawnee Trail Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
Sonntag Elementary School
Sparks Elementary School
Spears Elementary School
Stafford Middle School
Staley Middle School
Tadlock Elementary School
Taylor Elementary School
Vandeventer Middle School
Wakeland High School
Wester Middle School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Frisco Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 100% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[14]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 88,024 93,497 94 50
Student Progress 1,969 4,800 41 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,329 1,500 89 55
Postsecondary Readiness 1,298.8 1,400 93 75


$775 million bond on the May 2014 ballot

Voters approved a $775 million bond in the May 10, 2014 election. This package will expand classroom capacity to 66,000 students and add 14 new schools to the district. The final proposal was increased $17 million from an earlier draft due to higher costs for local land purchases. District officials noted that the package includes $665.7 million for facilities, $103.2 million for instructional services and $6.1 million for special programs. The bond package increases the debt service tax rate of local property owners to 50 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is the highest rate allowed by state law.[15]

Local activist Tom Fabry led opposition to the May bond vote. Fabry opposed the district's efforts to raise debt service to state limits. He also believed that the bond package could be smaller by eliminating technology and other rapidly depreciating assets. District officials countered that the district's rapid growth necessitates a large-scale investment in new facilities.[16]

Contact information

Frisco Independent School District logo.jpg
Frisco Independent School District
5515 Ohio Drive
Frisco, TX 75035
Phone: (469) 633-6000

See also

External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Frisco Independent School District, "Facts," accessed February 18, 2014
  2. Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 District Performance Report: Frisco Independent School District," accessed February 18, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census Bureau, "Frisco, Texas," accessed February 18, 2014
  4. Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
  5. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  6. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  7. Frisco Independent School District, "Jeremy Lyon Biography," accessed February 18, 2014
  8. Frisco Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 17, 2011
  9. Frisco Independent School District, "Public Participation," July 22, 2004
  10. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  11. Frisco Independent School District, "Finance," accessed February 18, 2014
  12. Frisco Independent School District, "Starting Salary," accessed February 18, 2014
  13. Frisco Independent School District, "Frisco ISD Schools," accessed February 18, 2014
  14. Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Frisco ISD," accessed February 18, 2014
  15. Frisco Independent School District, "Bond Program 2014," accessed February 18, 2014
  16. Dallas Morning News, "Frisco school district seeks $775 million bond package," February 11, 2014