Newest Frisco ISD high school named Emerson High School


Lucas Barr

Every month the FISD Board of Trustees meets to discuss school board matters. At the December meeting, on the agenda is a review of the Academic Course Guide, which may indicate a refresh as to what courses students will be able to take in upcoming years.

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Frisco ISD high school number 11 isn’t set to open until 2021, but on Monday night, the Board of Trustees officially named it Emerson High School, after the original name of the city of Frisco.

“It was a cool process, we met our first time late May, early June with the Citizens Committee and basically anytime you can go online and submit a name for a school to be named for,” Deputy Superintendent of Business Services Todd Fouche said at the School Board Meeting. “So we had a list of names that had been submitted in the past and a list of names that were submitted at this meeting and at the end of the meeting we asked everyone to individually submit their top names for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools that are in this bond program. I pulled them all together and gave them to the board and asked for any feedback. The name that I am bringing to you is Emerson.”

Dating back to 1902, when McKinney businessman Francis Emerson bought the first plot of land in the area, the town of Emerson was born.

However, after being rejected by the Post Office due to a similar town name of Emberson located in Lamar County, Emerson needed a different name.

Wasting no time, the railroad company renamed the town into the City of Frisco in honor of St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway.

Despite the new school, Frisco ISD will maintain the same attendance zone boundaries for the 2020-21 school year and will modify the map for 2021-22 school year.

Moreover, Frisco ISD has yet to take a break on opening new schools due to the rapid growth of the city. High school #12 is already in the works and will be located on Teel and Rockhill and is set to open its doors in the fall of 2022.