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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
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Plano West Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Plano, TX. It has 2,715 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 35% in reading.
Address
5601 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone
(469) 752-9600
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Plano West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
1,167 responses
Average ACT
29
659 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,578
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Median Home Value
$271,300
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.97 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.97 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 375 responses
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  • Off-campus lunch
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • The WOLFPACK chant!
    12%
  • Kathy King always says "hi" in the halls
    11%
  • The Hype- Basketball games
    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
2,715
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.110 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.110 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.110 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.147 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.147 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.147 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
$11,205/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.163 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.163 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.163 responses
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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.
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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!
I loved the teachers I had! They would often have great relationships with their students and offer help on assignments. My only complaint about the teachers at my school is that some are pretty disorganized and I had one teacher who barely explained instructions to us and we were left clueless in that class. I wasn't involved in sports, but from what I've heard from classmates, there were some infamous coaches that didn't spend enough time teaching and giving helpful strategies.