A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
5601 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone
(469) 752-9600
Website

Plano West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
762 responses
Average ACT
30
439 responses
AP Enrollment
60%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 307 responses
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  • Off-campus lunch
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • The Hype- Basketball games
    11%
  • The WOLFPACK chant!
    11%
  • Kathy King always says "hi" in the halls
    10%
  • Prom week
    8%
  • Friday Night Lights
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,896
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.94 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.94 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.94 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.131 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.131 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.131 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,930/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.147 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.147 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.147 responses
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I loved attending Plano West Senior HS. I was a student from 2010-2012. The classes were challenging, which prepared me for college, but the teachers were so supportive and gave you the tools you needed to be successful in your classes. The school culture was also amazing. Everyone had so much school pride! I think a large factor with that is that so many students were involved in a variety of extracurricular activities so we knew a lot of different people even though my graduating class of 2000 could make it difficult to know your peers. Kathy King was also an amazing school principle. She loves her job and the students and this translates in everything she does for us.
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Plano West is full of intelligent, talented students. Most teachers are very understanding and genuinely want their students to succeed. Although the students are very talented, most of them feel the pressure of how competitive the students are in academics and other extracurriculars. Since the students work very hard and worry, this causes their mental and physical health to suffer. However, most students that graduate are prepared for college, especially those who have taken advanced placement classes. Plano West is fortunate to have many resources such as equipment and software for the students. Students like to complain but they often take for granted that this is one of the best schools in the United States.
Plano West was a challenging school but it definitely prepared me for college. I made a lot of friends, had the chance to participate in many organizations, and overall I enjoyed my time there! Sometimes the competition can be a little over-the-top but going through that helped me succeed in college.