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Liberty gains accolades across the district and state

The campus was ranked number one in Frisco ISD, number five in the DFW area, and number 15 in the state.

Throughout the years on campus, students have received countless honors and accolades.

But now, it’s the school getting some recognition. The school is the third Frisco ISD school to have opened, but it’s now the number one school in the district, number 5 in the DFW area, and number 15 in the state according to Niche rankings. 

The rankings are based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

I think that our campus has had a growth mindset since the beginning when it was built all those years ago,

— Principal Stacey Whaling

For principal Stacey Whaling, this title is extremely meaningful for not only the school but for all of the hard-working teachers as well.

“I think that our campus has had a growth mindset since the beginning when it was built all those years ago,” Whaling said. “And I believe that just over the past couple of years, it’s just, you know, pushed forward with that future-ready work that, you know, that we’ve been putting out there and trying to make learning intentional for kids. So that way they know that the things that they’re learning are not just isolated to the classroom, but outside into their real lives.”

For many teachers on campus, this achievement has become an expectation throughout the past 17 years. 

“It’s actually become an expectation and didn’t surprise me,” teacher Kandy Stevens, who’s been on campus since it opened, said. “I thought it was interesting that a lot of people across the district that I’ve talked with at different campuses are shooting me that the email and screenshots and all that and I’m just like, what do you expect?”

For many students on campus, Liberty High School can be enjoyable due to its opportunities and the dedication students have throughout the whole school.

“My favorite part about going to Liberty is all the extracurricular activities, like our clubs and our sports,” senior Kayla Winter said. “I think we’re ranked really highly because we have a lot of people who are dedicated to their schoolwork, and we have a really good teaching staff.”

Attending Liberty as a student, boys basketball head coach Bruce Wright has seen how the school has changed over the years and become better in his mind. 

When you look around Liberty High School it’s just so much more culturally diverse, which was not the case when I was here when I graduated in 2010,

— Head basketball coach Bruce Wright

“When you look around Liberty High School it’s just so much more culturally diverse, which was not the case when I was here when I graduated in 2010,” Wright said. “And it’s really special and unique, and it leads to, you know, understanding of the human race and cultures and everything else.”

Wright believes the campus has only improved since he was a student.

“And then also leads to incredible academics of, you know, being able to understand other people,” Wright said. “And then while we understand ourselves. So, liberty was in a great place when I was here as a student. And now, you know, 13 years later, with the growth of the area and the growth of frisco, it’s it’s even better.”

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    John SchnaithmanNov 29, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Great article for such a GREAT high school!

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