Plano Senior High School in Plano, TX - Niche

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Plano Senior High School is a public school in Plano, Texas. It has 2,629 students in grades 11-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 631 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2200 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075
(469) 752-9300

Ratings and Reviews
4.1 from 631 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I was a transfer to this school and really didn't know more than 5 people there and everyone was so incredibly welcoming. Even if you weren't in the same cliche, it was strange how nice everyone was to everyone and it made the whole experience that much better and easier. Also joining any kinds of clubs or activities really helps you feel involved in the school. Best of all is that everyone wears maroon on Fridays and people actually do it and I loved seeing the school unified in maroon getup!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Had a great high school experience with teachers that well prepared me for college.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Our school is the most high spirited school out there!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The over all hype is incredible, everyone is pumped to be a wildcat. It seems like half the student body every day wears maroon, our school colors. I have never run into bullying or bad people, and the family you make out of the people who also love what you love is fantastic.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Plano Senior High School was the best preparation for college. The size of PSHS as well as the course load and freedoms gave me a step up in monitoring my life and academics in college.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Pearce High School 4 mi. 2,176
4.33 Plano West Senior High School 4 mi. 2,580
4.00 Richardson High School 5 mi. 2,564
4.00 Hebron High School 6 mi. 2,346
4.33 Plano East Senior High School 6 mi. 3,023

Around Plano Senior High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Plano Senior High School United States Hebron High School Pearce High School Plano East Senior High School Plano West Senior High School Richardson High School
White 52.0% 51.0% 42.0% 49.0% 35.0% 50.0% 29.0%
Asian 19.0% 4.8% 25.0% 3.0% 23.0% 22.0% 7.0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 17.0% 38.0% 25.0% 13.0% 39.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 11.0% 6.0% 12.0% 10.0% 20.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 11 49.7%
Grade 12 50.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 68 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 22% Sense of family and pride
  • 20% Great music and art program
  • 17% Number of unique learning opportunities
  • 16% The environment and people
  • 16% Number of clubs
  • 6% Great athletics program
  • 1% New science classes
  • 1% Chess team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 35% Sometimes the size
  • 16% No other options encouraged besides college
  • 11% Students sent to subschool for no reason
  • 11% I cant say! but we need to teach more life classe
  • 10% Teachers care more about test results than people
  • 9% Horrible parking-lots
  • 4% They give scholarships to people who don't deserve
  • 2% Uninformed teachers and staff
  • 1% Teachers don't care to help improve student grades
  • 1% The Student body is incredibly unwelcoming

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 55 responses

  • 35% The size - it feels like we are already in college
  • 29% All of the above
  • 16% Achievement potential of students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 28% Tradition/ Family
  • 22% Diverse, Cool
  • 19% Spirited
  • 13% College prepared
  • 11% Intense but easy going
  • 4% Competitive
  • 4% Chic and wealthy

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 57 responses

  • 30% Take on a load that you can carry.
  • 26% Join clubs and activities to meet people
  • 25% It's a big school, but there are a ton of groups
  • 18% Choose higher level classes that you can handle
  • 2% Switch classes if your teacher can't control it

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 50% I love everything about this school.
  • 48% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 2% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.