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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wakeland High School is a top rated, public school located in Frisco, TX. It has 2,067 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
10700 Legacy Dr
Frisco, TX 75034
Telephone
(469) 633-5700

Wakeland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
295 responses
Average ACT
27
232 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$117,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Median Home Value
$300,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Football games
    35%
  • Senior events like the bonfire and prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Pep rallys
    11%
  • Marching Season
    10%
  • Drill Team's spring show
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    1%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,067
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,873
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,624/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Wakeland High School Reviews

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Overall Wakeland is a good school in an exceptional area. However, every aspect of this area is extremely competitive. It is a place where you are probably not going to thrive unless you are exceptionally smart, exceptionally drive, exceptionally athletic. Kind of harsh but everyone grew up a star athlete or with parents who put them in coding classes before they could read. So while I was okay at a lot of different things I never felt like I was exceptionally good at one thing. Just your average jo!
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In an academic sense, the teachers who taught Pre-AP and most of the AP classes had the certification to do so, which was very important. There were some classes, however, where getting a good teacher was by luck of the draw. The math and science departments were well structured. Wakeland offered a variety of clubs so anyone could find something they enjoyed and wanted to be a part of. Depending on the type of club, the intensity and requirements differed vastly and this increased our school culture and spirit. In terms of college readiness, Wakeland did not do anything extraordinary. I took college prep classes at Karen Dillard College Prep, so that is where I learned my test taking strategies. Wakeland only offered a semester long SAT/ACT class. We did take two practice PSATs, in preparation for the one we took junior year which could qualify us for national merit scholarships but then again, no in-school preparations were done.
Wakeland is a very stereotypical rich-kid public school. You see kids roll in in their parents Corvettes and no one will bat an eye, wearing all designer clothes, and no one will bat an eye. This isn't necessarily a positive or negative in and of itself, though it can easily cause self esteem issues for those of us who's parents can't provide such luxuries.

The teachers vary greatly. They're either the most amazing person you'll ever meet in your life, who you'll be genuinely sad to leave behind when you graduate, or they're a demon. I had one teacher who would try to look down girl's shirts and once made fun of my grade and gpa in front of the whole of the class. I tried reporting this once, but was told I was exaggerating the experience and that they would not investigate.