Why has Prosper ISD chosen to stay with the 5A model instead of building fewer 6A’s?
PISD made the decision years ago that the value of smaller schools is worth the investment. As schools get larger it is easier for students to get lost in the crowd – every decision we make is to help control those numbers so that students’ emotional, physical, and academic health are treated as a premium and protected. Simply stated, bigger schools have bigger cracks for kids to fall through and that is just unacceptable. Admittedly, it is less expensive to build 4-5 6A (4,000+ students) high schools versus nearly 8 5A (about 2,000 students) high schools, but the mental and emotional health along with the overall student success is worth that investment.