A highly-educated and future-ready workforce describes the graduates coming out of schools in Prosper, both public and private. At the college-level, 72% of college students in Dallas - Fort Worth stay and work in the region after graduation.
Among Prosper residents 25 and older, 58% have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher-level of education. Another 27% of the 25+ population have an Associate’s degree or at least some college, and 98% are high school graduates.
Perhaps the number one draw for these highly educated residents is the opportunity to raise their children in a highly recognized public school system. In 2020, Niche ranks Prosper Independent School District (PISD) as the 13th best public school system in the state of Texas, and in the Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth school districts in three categories: overall best district, school safety, and best for athletes.
Most of Prosper’s geographic area is located in the boundaries of the Prosper Independent School District (PISD). PISD is located in both Collin and Denton Counties and serves students living in Prosper, Celina, McKinney and Frisco. PISD continues to be one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas. Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year was at nearly 27,937. By 2028, the school district projects to be educating more than 40,000 students.
The district currently has three high schools, Prosper High School, Rock Hill High School, Walnut Grove High School, four middle schools, and 12 elementary schools. Support for the Prosper ISD is strong. A school bond election in May 2019 was approved by 85 percent of those who voted. The majority of the $1.337 billion bond – specifically 84 percent - fund the building of new school facilities.
Prosper ISD is among only 250 school districts in the United States and Canada and only 17 school districts in the State of Texas named to the College Board AP District Honor Roll. 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, 20 Pre-AP courses and 10 dual credit courses are offered at the high-school level. Learn more about PISD in the school district’s annual report.
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Prosper is home to championship teams, and to Children’s Health Stadium. Opened in August 2019, the $52 million facility houses the football stadium, natatorium and meeting facilities.
Read more about Prosper ISD’s athletics programs.
Those who live in Prosper’s southwest corner, just east of FM 1385, are located within Denton Independent School District. There are no Denton ISD schools located within Prosper’s town limits, but students attend Braswell High School, Navo Middle School and Savannah Elementary.
The PCA North campus offers education for children in Pre-K 3 through the 10th grade. The campus opened on June 4, 2014 and has recently completed a $12 million, 37,000 square foot expansion for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more about the expansion.
The main Prestonwood Christian Academy is located about 15 miles south in Plano, Texas and serves students through 12th grade.
St. Martin de Porres Catholic School serves students in grades Pre-K 3 and 4 and Kindergarten through the 8th grade. The school opened in November of 2017. Athletic offerings for the Nighthawks include volleyball, basketball, and track open to students in 6th – 8th grade.
Prosper has the advantage of having access to 70+ universities and college programs located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Many of these facilities house cutting edge research and innovation programs, giving companies an excellent pipeline of future workforce talent.
Check out the Dallas-Fort Worth Higher Education Review from the Dallas Regional Chamber and Thomson Reuters.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to 25 universities, some with highly ranked programs in the medical and health science fields, engineering, and business.
Three universities are ranked as Tier I (R1) research universities, indicating they have the highest level of research activity among their national peers:
These universities have received R2 classification for research activity:
This community college district serves all residents of Collin County and has an enrollment of about 59,000 credit and non-credit continuing education students. It is the only public college in Collin County and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. Collin College also offers two programs to earn a four-year degree: Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Check out all of the degrees, certificates and areas of study on our website: www.collin.edu/academics/index.html.
With a total of nine existing campuses and centers throughout the county along with online learning options, Collin College provides flexible solutions to earning college credit. Two more campuses are in the works. Check out the Collin College Master Plan for a complete list of facilities.
Collin College is also an affordable option for higher education with a total per credit hour tuition rate of $52 for in-county students.