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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Plano ISD Academy High School is a highly rated, public school located in Plano, TX. It has 419 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
1701 Alma Rd
Plano, TX 75075
Telephone
(972) 905-8100
Website

Plano ISD Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1240
62 responses
Average ACT
29
45 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,085
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Individual project time
    25%
  • Project Presentations
    25%
  • Flex zones during clubs
    17%
  • Titan Talks
    17%
  • Yelling at admin
    17%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
419
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,930/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Where do I start to tell you much and why I love this school for my kids!

First, a short note about the school "We are an innovative, project-based 9th-12th grade learning community. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and interdisciplinary.

The kids get real, hands on experiences. As freshman, they learn about a region of the country and a fruit from that region and a product with that fruit. They create a business plan on how to promote that product. They then learn from industry experts about marketing, and supply chain and many other facets of a business. Then real business professionals come in to the school and provide feedback on the presentation for their product.

As the kids get into higher levels, the projects get more diverse and harder and the students learn even more.
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Hi, graduating senior of 2017-2018 at Plano Academy. I have gotten to work closely with a lot of different people over months-long group projects and have learned excellent mediation and people skills, not to mention gained a lot of friends! The subject matter we learn is all tied together in a final deliverable for each project incorporating Science, Technology, English, Math, and Art in some way. Some of the impressive projects I have done include filming a movie trailer, building a PVC submarine, blueprinting a tiny home, working directly with Southwest Airlines to help solve problems, pitching a city construction project to the Plano City Zoning Committee, and my personal senior capstone project of CADding and 3D printing an ergonomic video game controller shell. There are so many great topics I have learned about here, it's if i'm already in college, studying abroad! Would absolutely recommend this school to anyone looking to take charge of their learning and their future.
The Academy is a pretty good school for the most part, but there are some problems. The teachers are very engaged and involved with the students, though some fail to grade things on time. The school is based on project-based learning where we learn by interacting hands on. The technology there is amazing! A room full of Macs which is called the apple orchard, every student receives a Chromebook, and macs spread out throughout the school. We don't have a band, orchestra, or choir but we have other involved clubs such as robotics and solar club. Even though we aren't a traditional school we try to act like one in many ways such as doing prom and homecoming (even though the only sports club we have is ultimate frisbee). The cafeteria food is very very terrible, its food that has been pulled out of a box and microwaved, just bring your lunch to school or go off campus and you'll be fine.