Plano West Senior High School

785 reviews
  1. Plano Independent School District
  2. 11-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5601 West Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone
(469) 752-9600
Website

Plano West Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
522 responses
Average ACT
29
324 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
AP Enrollment
60%
AP Exam Pass Rate
73%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    91%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    8%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    1%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

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.77 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 298 responses
  • Off-campus lunch
    21%
  • 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
2,580
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.90 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,033
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.127 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.127 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.127 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,972/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.143 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.143 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.143 responses

Reviews

785 reviews
  • Excellent
    241
  • Very Good
    361
  • Average
    156
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    6
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!
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
Plano west offers many diverse classes and extra curricular actives that i can engage myself in. Plano west is open to new possibilities and i am confident that with any activity im involved in such as band, art, NHS i will be getting the most out of those expiriences. Everyone, both staff and students are motivated and excited to creating a challenging and nurturing enviorment!
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
Unfortunately, we need to do better in this area. There have been cases of severe mental health issues that have gone untreated in Plano West Students. Some of the consequences have been deadly. Now, I know this is not a case for ALL students, but it is not something that we should overlook. Please improve programs for mental health! Get students the help they need to avoid tragedies.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago