1. North Plano

Immediately south of State Highway 121 just west of Custer Road is an area of northeastern Plano that’s inside Frisco ISD. Anderson Elementary and Fowler Middle School are among the local campsuses that push this area to No. 1.

2. Frisco (north of Eldorado)

The area north of Eldorado Parkway and west of Coit Road contains Sem Elementary School, which is among the top elementaries in the region. It’s also home to Maus Middle School. Highly rated Heritage High School and Roach Middle School are nearby.

3. West McKinney

Drive a short way east on Eldorado from neighborhood No. 2 and you’ll be in west McKinney. This area has many of the same strong schools. Then as you drive north towards U.S. Highway 380, you enter Prosper ISD, where institutions schools such as Lorene Rogers Middle School give Frisco a run for its money.

4. Frisco (east of Preston)

East from of Preston Road North and State Highway 121, you’d be hard-pressed to find areas where students don’t attend consistently good schools.

5. Craig Ranch

Another group of excellent FISD Frisco ISD schools can be found in the nearby Craig Ranch area of McKinney, north of State Highway 121 and east of Custer Road.

6. Flower Mound (along Stone Creek)

Drive three or four miles west of Interstate 35E on Main Street and then Cross Timbers Road, and you’ll be just north of the area between Long Prairie Road and Stone Creek Park. Here you’ll find students who attend the best combinations of schools in Denton County.

7. Flower Mound (Flower Mound Road to Lake Grapevine)

Students living in the swath of developments stretching from Old Orchard Lane to the lake attend some of the same schools as students in neighborhood No. 6, and get results that are nearly every bit as good.

8. West Plano

Students living between Independence Road and Preston Road in the northern part of West Plano attend Frisco ISD schools. They benefit from a superior education at places such as Borchardt Elementary and Fowler Middle School.

9. Frisco (west of Dallas North Tollway)

South of Main Street between the Dallas North Tollway and Teel Parkway are many housing developments, including the Starwood planned community. Schools attended by students in this area, particularly the parts due west of Starwood, are very good.

10. Downtown Frisco

As Frisco leaders continues efforts to revitalize the suburb’s older core and original downtown, families can look to the area for the same excellent schools paired with an increasingly “in town” feel. Older homes, as well as condos, offer less expensive alternatives to some of the newer developments.

Courtesy of Dallas Morning News