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
661 responses
Average ACT
30
393 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.79 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.79 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 303 responses
Report
  • 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
    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%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.92 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.92 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.92 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.129 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.129 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.129 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.145 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.145 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.145 responses
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Plano West Senior High School Reviews

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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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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.