Independence High School (Frisco, Texas)
Independence High School is a public high school located in the city of Frisco and classified as a 5A school by UIL. It is a part of the Frisco Independent School District located in western Collin County, it opened in the fall of 2014 to freshmen and junior students. The first class to graduate was the class of 2016. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. 2014: Independence High School was opened to students. The Independence Knights compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling FishingOnce UIL Class 5A is realigned in 2017, Reedy and Independence are expected to become Rivals; this is believed because it has been true for the past six high schools in Frisco ISD. Official Website
Collin County, Texas
Collin County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 63rd-largest county by population in the United States; the 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Collin County's population is 969,603. Its county seat is McKinney. Collin County is part of Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. A small portion of the city of Dallas is in the county. Both the county and the county seat were named after Collin McKinney, one of the five men who drafted the Texas Declaration of Independence and the oldest of the 59 men who signed it. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 886 square miles, of which 841 square miles is land and 45 square miles is covered by water. Lavon Lake Grayson County Fannin County Hunt County Rockwall County Dallas County Denton County As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 923,201, non-Hispanic whites 535,165.
Black Americans 84,858. Other non-Hispanic 146,109. Hispanics and Latinos 157,069; as of the census of 2010, there were 782,341 people. According to U. S. Census figures released in 2006, the racial makeup of the county was as follows: 77.21% White, 7.26% African American, 10.02% Asian, 0.45% Native American, 5.06% of other or mixed race. 12.8% Hispanic of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 491,675 people, 181,970 households, 132,292 families residing in the county; the population density was 580 people per square mile. There were 194,892 housing units at an average density of 230 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 81.39% White, 4.79% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 6.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, 2.11% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 181,970 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.10% were married couples living together, 7.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.30% were non-families.
22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18. As of the 2010 census, there were about 4.4 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 37.90% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, 5.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $70,835, the median income for a family was $81,856. Males had a median income of $57,392 versus $36,604 for females; the per capita income for the county was $33,345. About 3.30% of families and 4.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over. Based on median household income, as of 2006, Collin County is the second richest county in Texas after Fort Bend, is considered one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.
However, Collin - like other Texas counties - has one of the nation's highest property tax rates. In 2007, it was #21 for property taxes as percentage of the homes value on owner occupied housing, it ranked in the Top 100 for amount of property taxes paid and for percentage of taxes of income. Part of this is due to the Robin Hood plan school financing system in Texas. Collin County, like all counties in Texas, is governed by a Commissioners Court; the court consists of the county judge, elected county-wide, four commissioners who are elected by the voters in each of four precincts. Collin County is a Republican stronghold in congressional elections; the last Democrat to win the county was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The factors caused Collin to swing hard to the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s: and the expansion of the Dallas suburbs into Collin County; the following school districts lie within Collin County: Allen Independent School District Anna Independent School District Farmersville Independent School District Lovejoy Independent School District McKinney Independent School District Melissa Independent School District Plano Independent School District Princeton Independent School District Wylie Independent School DistrictThe following districts lie within the county: Bland Independent School District Blue Ridge Independent School District Celina Independent School District Community Independent School District Frisco Independent School District Leonard Independent School District Prosper Independent School District Royse City Independent School District Trenton Independent School District Van Alstyne Independent School District Whitewright Independent School District Collin College opened its first campus on Highway 380 in McKinney in 1985.
The college has grown to seven campuses/locations—two in McKinney and two in Plano and as well as Frisco and Rockwall. Dallas Baptist University has an extension site in Frisco, DBU Frisco; the majority of the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas lies within Collin County. Collin County Parks and Open Spaces Bratonia Park Myers Park Parkhill Prairie Sister Grove Park Trinity Tr
Allen High School (Texas)
Allen High School is a public, co-educational secondary school in Allen, Texas. It is the only high school in the Allen Independent School District. Allen High School serves most of the city of Allen; until fall 2006, when Lovejoy High School opened, Allen High School served high school students in the Lovejoy Independent School District, which includes the city of Lucas, most of Fairview, a small portion of Plano. The first Allen High School, built in 1910 at the corner of Belmont and Cedar, was a two-story brick building housing six classrooms and an auditorium, saw the first graduating class of eight students in 1914; the second Allen High School was established in 1959 on land donated by Mr. Harris Brown on the corner of Jupiter and Main Streets. August 1999 saw the opening of Allen High School “2000”, a new facility which opened to 2,200 students in grades 10 through 12; the former high school was converted into the Becky Lowery Freshman Center, named in honor of a former middle school teacher and school counselor.
It now serves grade 9 students, had an enrollment of 1,634 in 2015–16. The final expansion of the school was completed in 2011; the expansion included a new 1,500 seat performing arts center, an expansion of band hall space and a Career and Technology Education center featuring a student-managed restaurant open to the public, a student-managed apparel store with student-designed items, multiple new Mac labs, Mac-equipped rooms for the photojournalism, commercial photography, audiovisual and newspaper classes as well as learning-classrooms for the medical education programs. Main campus: 300 Rivercrest Blvd. Allen, TX 75002 Freshman Center: 601 E. Main St. Allen, TX 75002 Allen High School offers the International Baccalaureate program to its students, with the class of 2002 being the first to graduate Full Diploma. AHS provides Advanced Placement and elective courses. Allen uses an 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. modified block schedule. The period schedule includes five standard periods per day, though students are required to be present for only four in 10th grade, only three in 11th or 12th grade.
Allen High School was named a 2001 -- a 2004 TEA Pathfinder School. The Allen Eagle football program has become one of the top football programs in Texas over the past decade, with playoff berths in every season since 2001, a district title every season since 2006 In 2014, Allen became the fourth high school in state history to win the state championship 3 years in a row while being the first to do so in the state's largest classification.2003 was the first season for Allen to make it to the State semi-finals, losing to Southlake Carroll. In 2006 the varsity football team finished its season as the District 9-5A Champions by beating Plano East in the last game of the regular season, 22–17, its only loss was to Garland in the season opener. In the playoffs the Allen Eagles beat Rowlett, Round Rock, Spring Westfield, made it to the state semifinals where they lost to Southlake Carroll; the team's regular season record was 9–1 with an overall record of 13–2. The Eagles had a perfect regular season in 2007, followed by a first-round playoff loss to Rowlett to end the season.
After finishing the 2008 regular season with a record of 9–1, the Eagles beat South Grand Prairie, Odessa Permian, Euless Trinity, Round Rock Stony Point, Fort Bend Hightower in the state championship to earn their first-ever state title, making them Texas' Class 5A Div I State Champions. Upon winning the championship, the Allen Eagles were ranked #2 in the nation by both ESPN Rise and Yahoo! Rivals High School rankings and they were ranked #5 by MaxPreps poll. In the 2011 season, the Eagles went undefeated in the regular season with a perfect record, won the first-round playoff game against Keller Central but lost to Euless Trinity for the second year in a row; the 2012 season marked the beginning of a record-setting win streak for the Eagles. Allen went 15 -- 1 on the season. Allen won the Class 5A Division I football state championship game 35–21 against Houston Lamar, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, on December 22, 2012. Allen won the Class 5A Division I football state championship game 63–28 against Pearland High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 21, 2013.
Allen won the Class 6A Division I football state championship game 47–16 against Cypress Ranch High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 20, 2014. Allen went 10–0 in the 2015 regular season but lost in the Division I State semi-final to Westlake High School, snapping a program-best 57-game winning streak, the 2nd longest in the state of Texas Allen went 10–0 in the 2016 regular season but lost the Division I semi-final to The Woodlands High School. Allen won the Class 6A Division I football championship game 35-33 against Lake Travis High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 23, 2017. Allen was named national champs by High School Football America after the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. Due to the program's popularity and student population, the school was authorized, via an approved April 2009 referendum, to build an 18,000 seat stadium for the team; the stadium opened for the 2012 football season. It is the fifth largest high school stadium in the state, but the largest designed for the use of only one team.
The new facility houses a weight room, wrestling practice facility, indoor golfing facility. On February 27, 2014, the stadium was closed due to cracking in concrete making it unsafe to use; the 2014 varsity football season played every game on the road, st
Centennial High School (Frisco, Texas)
Centennial High School is one of ten public high schools in the Frisco Independent School District in Frisco, Texas. It serves grades nine through twelve. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency; the school opened in the fall of 2003 to serve 9th and 10th graders. It was the second to open after Frisco High School. At the time, the school served all of the school district's area east of Preston Road as well as portions of north Plano and western McKinney; the first graduating class from the high school graduated in spring 2006. The school's enrollment grew fueled by Frisco's record growth; as early as 2006-2007, Centennial had exceeded its capacity of 1800 students, in the fall of 2006 Liberty High School was opened to help relieve this overcrowding. Despite the addition of several new wings and classrooms during the 2011-2012 school year which brought total capacity to 2,100 students, Centennial became overcrowded once again, peaking at an enrollment of 2,190 in 2013-2014.
In compliance with the district's policy of keeping school sizes small, a portion of the school's attendance zone was allocated to that of Independence High School in 2014. In the fall of 2016, the opening of the district's ninth and newest high school, Lebanon Trail High School, will further lower enrollment at Centennial; the school's attendance zone is built up. The Centennial Titans compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cross country Football - earned first state playoff berth in 2008 Golf Hockey Powerlifting Soccer - 2016 UIL State 5A Champions Softball Swimming and diving Tennis Track and field Volleyball Wrestling - 2014 Dual State Champions. At present, the school is still rated "Exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency. Students at Centennial scored an average of 1123 on the SAT and 24.7 on the ACT as of 2016. Delaney Miller, professional rock climber FCHS webpage
McKinney Independent School District
McKinney Independent School District is a public school district in McKinney, Texas. In addition to McKinney, the district serves the town of New Hope and parts of Allen, Weston and Lowry Crossing. In 2009, the school district was rated "Texas Education Agency "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency; the district operates 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, four alternative schools, one early childhood education center. McKinney High School McKinney North High School McKinney Boyd High School Cockrill Middle School Dowell Middle School Evans Middle School Faubion Middle School Johnson Middle School Bennett Elementary Burks Elementary Caldwell Elementary C. T. Eddins Elementary School 2007 National Blue Ribbon School Finch Elementary Glen Oaks Elementary 2006 National Blue Ribbon School Johnson Elementary Malvern Elementary McClure Elementary McGowen Elementary McNeil Elementary Minshew Elementary Press Elementary Slaughter Elementary Valley Creek Elementary National Blue Ribbon School in 1996-97 and 2003 Vega Elementary Walker Elementary Webb Elementary Wilmeth Elementary Wolford Elementary 2006 National Blue Ribbon School McKinney Learning Center Serenity High School Herman Lawson Early Childhood Center The district operates the twelve-thousand-seat McKinney ISD Stadium that cost more than seventy million dollars to build.
It opened on 31 August 2018. Official site
Grayson County, Texas
Grayson County is a county in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 120,877; the county seat is Sherman. The county was founded in 1846 and is named after Peter Wagener Grayson, an attorney general of the Republic of Texas. Grayson County is included in the Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Combined Statistical Area, it is part of the Texoma region, with proximity to both Lake Texoma and the Red River. The earliest known inhabitants of what is now Grayson County were Caddo Amerindian groups, including Tonkawa and Kichai; these groups engaged in agriculture and traded with Spanish and French colonists at trading posts along the Red River. Trading posts were established at Preston Bend on the Red River and Pilot Grove during 1836 and 1837. After the establishment of the Peters Colony in the early 1840s, settlement near the Red River increased. Grayson County was created from Fannin County by the Texas State Legislature on March 17, 1846.
The county seat, was designated by the Texas State Legislature. In the 1850s, trading and marketing at Preston Bend became more important, as agriculture expanded in the county; this was helped by the first trail in the state. It went from Preston Bend to Texas. More growth occurred after the establishment of Sherman as station of the Butterfield Overland Mail route in 1856. Opinions in the county about secession were divided. County residents voted by more than two to one in 1861 against secession, desiring to remain in the Union; the Great Hanging at Gainesville in nearby Cooke County in October 1862 was an attack on dissenters, men who were suspected of resisting conscription and having been Unionists. After 150-200 men were arrested by state troops, the military organized a so-called "Citizens Court", which had no basis in state law, its jury convicted and sentenced more than 25 men to death by hanging. Another 14 were lynched outright by a mob without the cover of a trial. A total of 42 men were killed in the proceedings that month, considered the largest vigilante murders in US history.
Violence continued for a time in Sherman and other towns of North Texas, at times at the hands of Confederate military. E. Junius Foster, the editor of the Patriot newspaper, was murdered in 1862 by Capt. Jim Young, son of Col. William Young, killed in Cooke County; the senior Young had organized the Citizens Court that put so many men to death, Foster had "applauded" Young's death. When other men were rounded up as suspect Unionists in Sherman, Brig. General James W. Throckmorton intervened and saved all but five, lynched. Men from Grayson County served the Confederacy at locations in the South; the Eleventh Texas Cavalry captured federal forts in the Indian Territory north of the Red River. Grayson County and much of Texas suffered economic depression in the postwar years during the Reconstruction era, based in part on difficulties in reliance on agriculture in the South, adjustments to free labor, other problems; the driving of cattle herds north along Preston Road provided needed income for the county during this period.
After the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and the Missouri and Texas Railroad began operating in the county in 1872, settlement in Grayson County picked up and flourished during the 1870s and 1880s. Cotton plantations were developed to cultivate this as the predominant commodity crop. Many towns, including Denison, Van Alstyne, Whitewright and Tom Bean, were founded during this time. In 1879, a group of settlers who had settled in North Texas both before and after statehood came together in Grayson County for political discussions, they formed the Old Settlers Association of North Texas. The association purchased 26 acres, they continued to meet on an annual basis for many years. On May 15, 1896, a tornado measuring F5 on the Fujita scale struck Sherman; the tornado's damage path was 400 yards wide and 28 miles long, it killed 73 people and injured 200. About 50 homes were destroyed, with 20 of them being obliterated. During the Sherman Riot of 1930, Grayson County's 1876 courthouse was burned down by a white mob that rioted during the trial of George Hughes, an African-American man.
When the riot started, Hughes was locked by police in the vault at the courthouse and died in the fire. After rioters retrieved Hughes' body from the vault, they dragged it behind a car, hanged it, set afire. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer was in Grayson County during this riot and reported the situation to Texas Governor Dan Moody. Governor Moody sent National Guard troops to Grayson County on May 9 and more on May 10 to control the situation. Grayson County's current courthouse was completed in 1936; the Bridge War called the Red River Bridge War or the Toll Bridge War, was a 1931 bloodless boundary conflict between the U. S. states of Oklahoma and Texas over an existing toll bridge and a new free bridge crossing the Red River between Grayson County and Bryan County, Oklahoma. In 1938, construction of a dam on the Red River was authorized by the U. S. Congress; the dam's construction was completed in part by the use of labor provided by German prisoners-of-war held at Camp Howze, in Cooke County, during World War II.
The dam is now known as Denison Dam. Lake Texoma was formed behind it and is used for recreation and electrical power generation. Perrin Air Force Base was constructed in 1941; the base closure in 1971 was a blow to the county economy. The availability of skilled labor associated with the base helped attract industrial plants. In addition, the base was converted to a civilian airpo
Liberty High School (Frisco, Texas)
Liberty High School is a public high school located in the city of Frisco, United States. It is classified as a 5A school by the UIL, it is a part of the Frisco Independent School District located in east central Collin County, is one of nine high schools in the district. The school opened in 2006 in what is now Fowler Middle School and the following year opened in its own building on Rolater Road. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency, it has a rivalry with Centennial High School, which the students refer to as the "Rolater Rumble” Students in Broadcast II and III classes are involved in producing an online student newspaper. In 2015, the CSPA named it among the top 13 new high school sites in the nation; the Liberty Redhawks compete in the following sports: Baseball Basketball Cricket Cross Country Football Golf Powerlifting Soccer Softball Tennis Track and Field Swimming and Diving Volleyball Wrestling Liberty's speech and debate team has won district and state titles in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, Informative and Persuasive Extemporaneous Speaking, including UIL CX state qualifications in 2017 and 2018, as well as winning the 2018 5A State Championship title in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
Although participating in National Speech and Debate Association competitions, the team competes in UIL. Opportunities for students interested in performing arts include colorguard, Rockskool, theatre, dance team, marching band. Language courses offered include French. American Sign Language is offered in cooperation with nearby CHS. German was once offered in cooperation with nearby CHS/HHS, but was discontinued in 2012. Since opening in 2006, Liberty has excelled at the United States Academic Decathlon. At state level, for the years of 06-07 and 07-08, the team won second place in the 3A division. In the 08-09 year, Liberty won state championship in the 4A division. During the 11-12 competition, it placed second in the regional round as well as 9th in the state round at San Antonio, Texas. Sasha Lane - actress, American Honey Jay Ajayi - running back for the Philadelphia Eagles Keaton Parks - professional soccer player for Benfica, member 2018 US Men's National Soccer Team Liberty High School webpage Frisco Independent School District