WFHS Rendering

The name of Royse City ISD’s newest high school honors longtime district leader and City of Fate. A formal Royse City ISD Facility Naming Committee consisting of board members, retirees, alumni and parents selected Kevin Worthy Fate High School (WFHS) as the official name for the district’s second high school. Their recommendation received unanimous school board approval at the July 17, 2023 meeting.  

“Carefully considering a name for our school district's second high school, the committee  incorporated community and committee suggestions to not only respect the area, but also the integrity of the campus. Our admiration for Superintendent Kevin Worthy and his immense contribution to Royse City ISD, coupled with the historical growth in and around the Fate community, we felt a unique and appropriate name would be Kevin Worthy Fate High School. Not only does this honor the leadership of Mr. Worthy, but it also gives praise and respect toward the current family and future of the City of Fate. Worthy Fate High School will bring new traditions and legacies that add to the community of Fate as well as Royse City ISD,” said Board Member Bobby Summers. 

The Facility Naming Committee reviewed more than 440 name suggestions from the Royse City ISD community in the process of selecting a name for Royse City ISD’s 2nd high school campus to be located in Fate off of FM 552. The school is nearing design completion and is set to open in August of 2027. 

“The inclusion of my name in the conversation for naming high school #2 came as a very humbling surprise,” Worthy said. “As an educator, this is an incredibly high honor. The City of Fate has long supported the district’s mission and we are so grateful to the Royse City ISD community for supporting the construction of this much needed new school. Each time Royse City ISD adds a new campus, we grow our district family. This school will be a place for staff and students to grow as well as a focal point for community pride and new traditions at WFHS.”

City of Fate Mayor David Billings shared, “We are excited about the continued expansion of Royse City ISD's educational services in Fate, particularly the addition of a new high school. Naming the school after Superintendent Kevin Worthy serves as a testament to his lasting legacy, grace and significance to our communities of Fate and Royse City. I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Worthy for several years and have witnessed first hand his exceptional leadership of the staff, faculty, and students of RCISD. On behalf of the Fate City Council, I extend my congratulations to Mr. Worthy and express gratitude to the Royse City ISD School Board for choosing Fate as the location for their new high school.”

The new campus, approved in the May 2023 Bond Referendum, will open in August of 2027. Current planning would allow the school to open with freshmen and sophomores and grow into a 9-12th grade school by 2030. Royse City ISD plans to break ground on the new campus in the Spring of 2024. The campus’ offerings will reflect that of Royse City High School with career and tech programs, dual credit programs, associate degrees, ag facilities, fine arts and athletic facilities. Both WFHS and RCHS will utilize Royse City ISD Stadium as their home stadium for student competitions. Logo, mascot and school color development for WFHS will begin soon involving community input.


Mr. Worthy has served in Texas public schools for 30+ years as a special education teacher, coach, school administrator and district administrator. He joined Royse City ISD as superintendent in 2012. He was named 2023 Superintendent of the Year for the Region 10 Education Service Center. Royse City ISD has doubled in student enrollment during his tenure. Mr. Worthy and his team developed and executed two strategic plans resulting in long-range growth planning, three successful bond referendums, associate degree pathways for students, teacher certification programs and more. 

Royse City ISD spans more than 77 square miles in portions of Rockwall, Collin and Hunt Counties. The City of Royse City, portions of the City of Fate and many rural areas are within the boundaries of the district. Enrollment in 2023 will exceed 9,000 students and is projected to top 18,000 students by 2033. High school enrollment alone is expected to increase by 200-400 students yearly for the next 10 years, prompting the design and construction of multiple high schools. Voter approval in recent bond elections allow Royse City ISD to procure land and construct new schools to serve growing communities with zero increase to the district’s property tax rate.