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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Plano West Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Plano, TX. It has 2,741 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Plano West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
1,440 responses
Average ACT
29
747 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$92,121
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,330
National
$949
Median Home Value
$291,300
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.108 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.108 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 411 responses
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  • Off-campus lunch
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • The WOLFPACK chant!
    11%
  • Kathy King always says "hi" in the halls
    11%
  • The Hype- Basketball games
    9%
  • 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
2,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.121 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.121 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.121 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,592
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.158 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.158 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.158 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,183/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.174 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.174 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.174 responses
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It's a widely diverse school with a good number of Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, and African American students. The administration has been wonderful, and so invested in doing what is beneficial for prepping us for college, as well as investing in our education. I've struggled with a few subjects, and my teachers have really done a lot to help me understand and grow as a student! I've also received quite a few opportunities from teachers who saw potential in myself and have invested their time to help me grow!
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Plano West Senior High School is an amazing school! The school not only possesses outstanding students, but also prepares students for college. For me, I love the diversity of the school. Everyday when I step foot into the school; I see a melting pot of cultures. Plano West is one of the best schools in nation due to its outstanding student performance and test scores. The school is also conveniently located in a mid-size metropolitan area, Plano, TX, which is also located to many shops and restaurant. As a result, student life is over the top! If you want something to eat, there are a wide a variety of restaurants to fit any students taste buds. The only thing I would change is the performance of sports. Plano west’s sports teams aren’t the best but improvement is always possible in the near future. Plano West will always be remembered by its outstanding academics, never ending competitiveness among students, campus life, and its diversity.
Plano West was an interesting high school to say the least. The academics at this school are amazing, the teachers really care about their students (in the AP and honors classes, I cannot speak for on-level classes). The football team has had a losing streak for the past few years, but the football games are an absolute blast! I can't say that the administration was very helpful during my time here though. When I needed my counselor, they weren't there for me at all or in the way I needed them to be. The people are a mixed bag here, since everyone comes from different walks of life it is easy to get caught up in many different things and drama. There are several club opportunities, and they are all worth a look!