More than 4,100 participated in FISD survey; 80 percent want to keep small-school model

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Frisco ISD staff presented results from a recent survey to the board of trustees on Monday night that showed that the community is in favor of the district’s small-school model.

The small-school model is FISD’s mission to keep its high schools 5A with average enrollment of around 2,100 in order to facilitate more student engagement and involvement.

Currently there are nine high schools in FISD—Centennial, Frisco, Heritage, Independence, Lebanon Trail, Liberty, Lone Star, Reedy and Wakeland. The 10th high school, Memorial, will open next fall.

Deputy Superintendent of Business Services Todd Fouche said there were more than 4,100 people who participated in the survey, which he said was a great response.

According to the survey results, 80 percent of respondents said that the district’s small-school model impacted their decision to move to Frisco. Of that 80 percent, 34 percent said the model was a major factor and in comparison, 18 percent said it had no impact.

The results also showed that 80 percent of the respondents want the district to continue the small-school model.

FISD has three groups that meet on a monthly basis to give feedback on the district’s facilities planning, budgeting and more. The groups are made up of faculty, students and community members.

FISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip he asked the student advisory group if it liked the small-school model as it is now or if it would prefer bigger schools. Of the 25 students, only 6 students said they would prefer bigger schools, he said.

For more information on the results, click here.

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