McKinney ISD opened its newest school, Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary School, on Aug. 9 for the 2023-24 school year.

The school, located in north McKinney at the intersection of Lady Bird Drive and Blackwater Bay Cove, has 650 students enrolled for the coming school year, according to district staff. The school was funded by the district’s 2021 bond program, which included $245 million for capital improvements.

The school is named for McKinney ISD educators Ruth and Harold Frazier. The school was built on part of Heritage Farm, land that has been in the Frazier family for over 150 years.

“My parents were devoted educators, and their farm was adjacent to this property. They were pioneers of this part of the country, so it’s wonderful to have this recognition for them,” said Linnet Frazier Deily, daughter of Ruth and Harold Frazier, in a post on the district’s website.

District officials plan to host a school dedication for the campus in October.