Frisco High School
|Frisco High School|
|6401 Parkwood Dr.
Frisco, Texas, 75035
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Frisco Independent School District|
|Assistant principals||Jon Boettcher, Erin Miller, Jeff Roberton, LeeAnn Stephenson|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue & Gold|
|Athletics conference||UIL Class 4A (District 9)|
|Mascot||Fightin' Raccoons (originally Fightin' 'Coons)|
|Rival||Wakeland High School|
|Website||Frisco High School website|
Frisco High School was founded in 1902. The original building no longer exists, but other previous locations still do: the Frisco ISD Student Opportunity Center (on Maple Street in old town Frisco) was Frisco High School for many years; in fact, the words "Frisco High School" are still etched into the stone above the main entrance. Then, a new high school facility was built just north of this location and used for many years; this school building is now used as a middle school: Staley Middle School. Then, another new building, at Stonebrook Parkway and Parkwood Boulevard, was constructed in the 1990s; designed by architecture firm Corgan, it still serves as Frisco High School today.
At the beginning of the 2000s, Frisco's explosive population growth required the opening of a second high school named Centennial High in east Frisco, at Coit Road and Rolater Road. Frisco ISD's third high school, Wakeland High, opened in 2006 in northwest Frisco on Legacy Drive. This, like the opening of Centennial, also cut a large chunk out of Frisco High's attendance zone. The opening of Wakeland High was vital, in that it relieved the infamous overcrowding at Frisco High; ever since Wakeland opened, FHS's total enrollment has always been below the building's capacity of 1800 students. The most recent attendance total for FHS is 1574 students, keeping the campus at its (quite deliberate) 4A Classification.
A significant addition and remodel to the school building began during the summer of 2012. This project includes the construction of a new auditorium, orchestra room, gymnasium, library, and parking lot, as well as an expansion of the cafeteria into the current auditorium. The existing marching band practice field has been paved over to create the new parking lot, which is necessary because the new auditorium will displace a large number of existing parking spaces. The project is expected to be completed in one year, in the summer of 2013.
Frisco High School Band
The Frisco High School Band program consists of three performing ensembles: the Wind Symphony (before 2011, the Wind Ensemble), the Wind Ensemble (before 2011, the Symphonic Band), and the Symphonic Band (before 2011, the Concert Band), as well as the marching band (consisting of all members) during the summer and fall and the Jazz Band during the winter and spring.
The Frisco High School Band has numerous awards for its marching and concert bands, including many consecutive sweepstakes awards at the University Interscholastic League's marching, concert, and sight reading competitions. The marching band has participated in finals at every contest it has gone to throughout its 2009, 2010, and 2011 marching seasons, exempting the 2011 BOA Regional Championship. The band reached a milestone with its 2011 marching show, "Shattered Keys," by advancing to the finals of the Area B UIL Marching Contest for the first time in the band's history. Three other FISD high schools, Centennial, Wakeland, and Liberty, also made finals at this 2011 event. Centennial and Wakeland placed 1st and 2nd respectively, qualifying for the 4A State Marching Band Contest, both for the second time, where they ultimately placed 3rd and 7th, respectively.
On October 9, 2010, the Frisco High School Marching Band became the Grand Champions of the Little Elm "Classic by the Lake" Marching Competition hosted by Little Elm High School. This was a milestone, being the first competition the band has won in their history. Their show, "La Dolce Vita," featuring a vocal and instrumental arrangement of "Con te Partiro," also won four caption awards that night: Outstanding Auxiliary (color guard), Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Music Performance and Outstanding General Effect. A few other bands who participated were 3A state champion Argyle HS (2nd) and the Colony HS (3rd).
The Frisco High School Drumline was the 2009 Champion of the Lone Star Classic Drumline Competition, Standstill II Red Division, also receiving the Best Front Ensemble caption. This was the beginning of a new standard of quality for the drumline; they have earned the Best Percussion caption award at the latest two Little Elm Marching Competitions, 2010 and 2011, as well as at the 2010 Centennial Marching Competition. Also in 2011, the Frisco Drumline took first (as well as captions for best front ensemble, tenor line, snare line, and general effect) at the first North Texas Drumline Contest, hosted by McKinney North High School. They also placed first in the Large Standstill division at the 2011 Lewisville Drumline Invitational, taking best snare line, bass line, and front ensemble.
Along with its success during marching season, The Frisco High School Band program is proving to be a powerhouse in its region, its area, and all of Texas for the All-State band audition process, especially in class 4A. In 2010-2011, 22 Frisco High School Band members made the Region 24 All-Region Bands; 4 in the 4A/5A Freshman track, 15 in the 4A track, and 3 in the 5A track. Of the 18 in the 4A and 5A tracks, 10 advanced to area; 7 in the 4A track and 3 in the 5A track. 5 of these proceeded on to All-State: 4 members of the 4A Symphonic Band and 1 member of the [5A] Philharmonic Orchestra.
In May 2010, the Frisco High School Wind Ensemble was a recipient of the National Award from the Mark of Excellence Wind Band contest. This award enabled the Wind Ensemble, along with the Symphonic Band, to travel to New York and perform a concert at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, on April 18 of 2011. The performance was a ticketed event, open to the public. The program included Eric Whitacre's "Equus" as the finale, and the band received multiple standing ovations.
Frisco High School Theatre
The Frisco High School Theatre is the original theatre department of FISD. They have won numerous theatre UIL awards.
FHS theatre is one of the few schools in the nation that have a chapter in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. The FHS theatre department also has a chapter in the International Thespian Society run.
The 2010 - 2011 play season was extremely successful for the FHS theatre department, staging plays titled "Woman in Black", and "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley". "Tartuffe" was performed alongside Wakeland High School's "The Learned Ladies."
- Cross Country
- Boys Basketball Team
- Girls Basketball
- Boys Swimming and Diving:
- 2004-2005 State Champions
- 2005-2006 State Champions
- 2007-2008 State Champions
- Girls Swimming and Diving:
- 2010-2011 State Champions
- Boys Wrestling
- Girl Wrestling
- Girls Soccer
- Boys Soccer
- Boys Track
- FISD Online :: Frisco High School Namesake
- http://www.leisd.ws/education/components/whatsnew/default.php?sectiondetailid=644&itemID=5290&viewType=detail[dead link]
- All-State History Rosters
- Frisco High School
- Frisco High School Counselors[dead link]
- Frisco High School Clubs[dead link]
- Frisco High School Profile[dead link]
- Frisco High School Handbook[dead link]
- Frisco High School Addendum[dead link]