16 February . 2021
Panther Creek High will be the name of the Frisco ISD high school opening in Hollyhock in 2022
Hollyhock is proud to be part of the highly regarded Frisco Independent School District, which is constructing a state-of-the-art high school in our community at Teel Parkway and Dakotah Road.
Opening in 2022, this high school now has an official name: Panther Creek High School. The name pays tribute to the natural creek bordering the campus, and Frisco ISD offered a bit of a history lesson with its announcement.
“The portion of Panther Creek near the Denton/Collin county line was the site of the Bates Settlement, also called the Kentucky Settlement, as all the people that settled the land immigrated from Kentucky in the 1850s,” the district said. “The creek provided fresh water for the settlers and possibly the Caddo Native Americans who traveled through the region. The settlement's founder, Rev. William Bates, is credited with bringing Methodism to North Texas. All that is left of the Bates community is Zion Cemetery, which is located along FM 423 just north of Panther Creek Parkway.”
Panther Creek, a tributary of Lake Lewisville, was most likely named because of a panther killed on its banks or nearby, Frisco ISD added.
Panther Creek High School will open in August 2022 with students in grades 9-11. With the addition of this campus, Frisco ISD will be able to continue its student opportunity model, keeping high schools at an enrollment level where more students have the opportunity to be successful and involved with their campus.
Frisco ISD’s 12th high school, Panther Creek High was designed with input from architecture students at the district’s Career and Technical Education Center, whose perspectives have helped ensure it will be a “school of tomorrow” with open classrooms, natural light and flexible spaces to encourage the creativity of students.
Based on student input, the academic portion of the campus will be three stories to allow students and staff to get from class to class efficiently. Students also requested more outdoor learning spaces, flexible furniture, writable surfaces and open spaces.
Students said they were consistently inspired by contemporary, modern looks with windows, and the design reflects their preferences. The campus will blend in with surrounding planned buildings which will also be multiple stories and within the same design aesthetic, “Texas modern.”
Panther Creek High School is located adjacent to PGA Frisco, the new national PGA headquarters, which will also open in summer 2022. Golf will be a natural part of the athletic options for students, as Frisco ISD has partnered with the PGA to make PGA Frisco the home of the district’s golf program, with expanded learning and practice opportunities for students.
Learn more about the other highly regarded Frisco ISD schools serving Hollyhock students in grades K-12.
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