Region 10 - Frisco Independent School District

Frisco ISD

Frisco Independent School District encompasses seventy five square miles and serves residents in Collin and Denton counties, residents of Frisco, and some areas of Plano, Little Elm and McKinney. Frisco Independent School District is approximately thirty miles north of Dallas and is the fifth largest employer in Collin County.

In July 2007, the continuous expansion of this part of Texas was recognized in an article in as being part of “America’s Fastest Growing Suburbs.” Frisco being in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, was ranked number seven on this list. A result of this enormous growth is having some of the most affordable homes in the nation. The Frisco area expanded from a population of 35,299 in 2000 to 80,499 in 2006.

The growth in population correlates to the student enrollment within Frisco Independent School District. In March 2008, enrollment was up to 27,634 and 1,900 teachers were employed during the 2007-2008 school year. At the moment, the district consists of twenty five elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools, two special program schools, Memorial Stadium, and a natatorium.

New teachers to Frisco Independent School District will earn a salary of $44,500 according to the 2008-2009 pay schedule. Novice teachers attend the Beginning Teacher’s Academy, which aides in networking and focuses on areas pertinent to the first year. Classroom management, lesson plans, parent conferencing, and many others are such topics covered in the academy. Frisco Independent School District also offers tuition reimbursement for teachers pursuing advanced degrees.

Frisco Independent School District provides all its employees with a comprehensive health plan, an innovative 401(a) program, an in-district child care program, and many other benefits and incentives. For more detailed information about the district, check out the website at:

Parent and community involvement is strongly encouraged throughout Frisco Independent School District. The PTA’s and PTO’s are very active, along with mentoring programs, a school-business partnership program, a speaker’s bureau, and The Frisco Education Foundation that raises money to provide scholarships for graduating seniors and teaching grants for teachers.

The 2007 district accountability rating, as given by TEA (Texas Education Agency) is Academically Acceptable. However, thirteen campuses received an Exemplary rating, thirteen were rated as Recognized, and six were rated as Academically Acceptable.

Below are some demographic statistics for Frisco Independent School District.

10% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch program
63% White
14% Hispanic
12% African American
11% Asian/Pacific Islander
*59 languages are represented in Frisco ISD

Special Programs:
6% Bilingual/ESL
5% Gifted & Talented
9% Special Education

One innovative program within the Special Education Department is TLC (Total Language Class). This program targets a portion of the students with Autism within Frisco Independent School District. It addresses many areas these students struggle with including language and socialization. Within the classroom, the ratio of Special Education staff to student is 3 to 5-7. Parent training is also offered to help extend support and progress at home and in the community.

Alternative Certification Program

Online certification programs have become extremely popular in today’s busy, fast-paced society. If you’ve already earned a Bachelor’s degree, you’re closer to becoming a certified teacher than you think! Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program (WCACP) provides online classes with up-to-date teaching practices, curriculum, and standards set by the state. The coursework also incorporates chat sessions and videoconferencing to give students the benefits of a personal classroom experience.

Depending on the time a student can invest in the program, the coursework can be completed in as little as 12-18 weeks. WCACP will prepare students for the one-year teaching internship that is required for earning a teaching certificate. The flexible schedule provides students to complete the course at their own pace.

We can help you get fully licensed to teach in Frisco Independent School District and any other public school system in Texas.

Because the program is conducted entirely online, students can work at their own pace to complete the online curriculum. It is especially ideal for people who because of job or family commitments cannot commit to a full-time traditional certification program.