Education & Opportunity
Frisco ISD’s commitment to “know every student by name and need” is at the heart of everything they do. This commitment is the basis for the district's small-school model, which ensures every student receives a nurturing, positive experience from grade school through high school and is prepared for whatever path the student chooses after graduation.
Beyond the classroom, Frisco provides a rich student life, from the arts and music to academics and athletics. Students can experience personal growth and development through participation in the wide variety of extracurricular activities that are available through the multitude of schools across the district.
Frisco was named “The Best Place to raise an athlete,” by Men’s Journal. The high caliber of its facilities, including The Star in Frisco, home of The Dallas Cowboys, plays host to area high school football and soccer tournaments.
Frisco ISD continues to keep pace with the city's strong population growth, supported by the community with bond issues passing in 2014 ($775 million / 77% voter approval) and in 2018 ($691 million construction bond and Tax Ratification Election).
The District’s award-winning Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center offers hands-on learning with more than 30 programs for students in 9th through 12th grades.
Course Studies Include:
Agriculture, Horticulture & Vet Tech
Arts AV Technology
Finance & Business Management
Graphic & Fashion Design
Hospitality & Tourism
Law, Public Safety & Corrections
Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Video Game Design
2018 – 2019: 60,911
2019 – 2020: 62,386
2020 – 2021: 66,865
1 Intermediate School
43 Elementary Schools
18 Middle Schools
12 High Schools
Career & Technical Education Center
Early Childhood School
Student Opportunity Center
Leadership Prep School is a highly-regarded charter school focusing on excellence. As a public-school option, Leadership Prep provides a free-tuition school, with open enrollment. The school receives funding from the State of Texas and is accountable to state policies as well as the school's charter.
Additional ISD's with schools in Frisco include Lewisville ISD, Little Elm ISD and Prosper ISD.
Frisco’s private schools rigorously challenge their students to achieve high academic standards and encourage strong personal development and discipline. In 2020, Frisco private schools served nearly 3,500 students with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1, allowing for a personalized student education and experience.
For parents wishing to enroll their children in any of Frisco’s private, preparatory, and religious-based learning centers, including Montessori and charter schools, there are an abundance to choose from with two high schools, eight elementary, and 16 preschools across the city.
Universities & Colleges
In a snapshot of higher education within a 50-mile radius of Frisco and across the Dallas metroplex, you’ll find some of the top universities and colleges in the nation educating and preparing students for the current and future needs of your company. These highly skilled graduates come from leading-edge programs in technology, energy, computer science, telecommunications, finance, education, engineering, and medicine, as well as commerce and communications.
Frisco’s Home Field Advantage
Close to home, the highly respected University of North Texas and Collin College provide the key advantage of a readily accessible pipeline of top-tier candidates for Frisco employers to recruit. Other regional universities and colleges include University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Dallas Baptist University and Amberton University.
University of North Texas at Frisco
The University of North Texas at Frisco emphasizes the creation of custom curriculums and programs in addition to its traditional course offerings. A prime example of that is the university’s Inspire Park, an innovative business incubator and tech transfer center designed to work hand-in-hand with Frisco’s companies and major corporations to develop mutually beneficial, partnership-based opportunities and real-world experiences for its students.
Collin College has the lowest tuition of any public college in Texas and continues to add to its current network of satellite campuses serving full-time and continuing education students. The Frisco campus houses a number of business, engineering, and technology-centric centers.
Collin College’s National Convergence Technology Center (one of only four in the U.S.) trains students and faculty to meet the rising call for employees versed in integrating technologies. The school’s new three-story IT Center for Excellence, scheduled to be completed in fall of 2021, will serve 2,500 students studying technology-driven courses in networking, cloud computing, cybersecurity, gaming simulations, healthcare information technology, and more.
For over 50 years, Amberton University has met the specific educational needs of mature students seeking bachelor’s or master’s degree programs, or specialized certifications. Amberton is a non-denominational institution with degree programs in Accounting, Project Management, Human Resource Management, multiple Counseling disciplines as well as other fields. The courses scheduled at Amberton’s Frisco Campus can be applied to many of the affordable bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed through a combination of on site and online courses.
Accelerated courses (online and in-class), small class sizes and affordable tuition are key trademarks that distinguish Amberton University. Amberton offers credit for applicable military experience and training.