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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
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Plano West Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Plano, TX. It has 2,718 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 47% in reading.
Address
5601 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone
(469) 752-9600

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
929 responses
Average ACT
30
525 responses
AP Enrollment
60%
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Living in the Area
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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.92 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.92 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 354 responses
Report
  • 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
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.105 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.142 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.142 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.142 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.158 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.158 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.158 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.
Moving to my senior year. It’s only been 5 months here at Plano West and so far everything has been really good. The teachers are all very understanding and friendly. Cafeteria food is really good too. The school is huge! So it might take a day or two to adjust with the schedule. A lot of clubs to join and students are very competitive. Counselors are very supportive but the grades they gave me for the marks I got in a different country were very less. They weren’t able to understand my educational system in my country so they credits they awarded for that report card was far too less than what I expected.