799 reviews
  1. Plano Independent School District
  2. 11-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
558 responses
Average ACT
29
344 responses
AP Enrollment
60%

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.77 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 298 responses
  • Off-campus lunch
    21%
  • 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
    8%

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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.90 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.127 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.127 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.127 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,972/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.143 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.143 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.143 responses

Plano West Senior High School Reviews

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There are many different extra curricular activies offered at plano west! Each club, though diverse, all have enthusiatic sponsers (teachers), are well planned, and are full of students excited to be there. Club offer man outside oppertunities for students to engage in as well. For example, Art club collectivly decided to go an art museum together and the Key Club cordinates college tours! Clubs range from Art History to Chess Club to Pollitical Clubs and more! I love that no matter the interest that one has there is a club out there that can help someone find new friends with identical interests!
Plano West Senior High is a very academically rigorous school and pretty AP based. Some students may experience some difficulty adjusting to the heavy workloads; however, it is great preparation for college because students learn to balance schoolwork with extracurricular activities. West is well-recognized in a plethora of areas, including but not limited to science fair, speech and debate, choir and art. Although the football team isn't the best, West also has numerous other sports teams like soccer, swimming, wrestling, golf, basketball, baseball, and track and field. The majority of the teachers are knowledgeable in the subject they teach and want to actively help students learn the material; simultaneously, they encourage the independent and proactive mindset necessary for success in college.
Plano West is a great school but it is very competitive. Students are very much focused on their class, rank, and GPA but don't really care about making high school memories. Teachers expect a certain level of maturity and treat students like adults.

Great school overall!