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-
Plano West Senior High School is an elite, public school located in Plano, TX. It has 2,718 students in grades 11-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
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
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
896 responses
Average ACT
29
509 responses
AP Enrollment
60%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,085
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.89 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.89 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 334 responses
Report
  • Off-campus lunch
    23%
  • Homecoming week
    13%
  • The WOLFPACK chant!
    12%
  • Kathy King always says "hi" in the halls
    11%
  • The Hype- Basketball games
    10%
  • Prom week
    7%
  • 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
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.102 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.102 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.102 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.139 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.139 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.139 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.155 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.155 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.155 responses
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It is a very good school. The reason I gave four stars is because of their counselors, food and their sub-school teachers.
The counselors were absolutely terrible! I moved from Boston to Texas the year of my graduation and my counselor forgot to mention that I had to take a class that is required for me to graduate when I was registering for classes.. He realized this halfway through my senior year (second semester) and therefore had me transfer classes 5 times to get my schedule correctly.
The sub-school teachers treat the students like animals. We are all human and we all have our excuses to not being able to come into school..etc.
They're very inconsiderate and heartless people who do not deserve to be in any school positions.
Other than that the subject teachers are really great and have a lot of experience.
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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.
Plano West is highly academically competitive, large, and often intimidating, but the friendships formed throughout the 2 years (11th & 12th Grace) you spend here will last forever. Beautiful open campus with multiple up-to-date buildings to accommodate the 3,200+ students who attend. Highly recommended you join an extracurricular such as Theatre or a Music to enhance your experience here. Most of the teachers appear to enjoy their jobs as educators and are open to students’ ideas and questions. Plenty of options for Honors, AP, and Dual-Credit programs for students to find their right level of difficulty. Overall, wonderful school with minor areas to improve on.