Plano West Senior High School in Plano, TX - Niche

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Plano West Senior High School is a public school in Plano, Texas. It has 2,188 students in grades 11-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 579 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5601 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX
(469) 752-9600

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4.0 from 579 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's difficult going to Plano West academically because there's so many students. It's really difficult for me to be in the 2nd quartile because the first 50% is all A's and B's if not all A's and the academic level there is extremely challenging taking a PreAP class is like taking AP.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is phenomenal. Getting involved in the school spirit and many organizations is the best way to make this school feel welcoming and just a bit smaller. With a graduating class of 1400 it's hard to know everyone, but there's no harm in trying as there are tons of interesting people to connect with. Football games are so hype, and our basketball team is 6A state champs. I especially love how the teachers will all go out of their way to get to know you and to help you succeed.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall i believe Plano West is a great school. While it is very competitive, that helps push students to try harder and helps me strive to do better. On top of all this, the school is ranked highly among all the other schools in America. It knows how to push the students and help better prepare the student body for college. Plano West also offers many clubs, sports, and activities for people to join and be apart of.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Everyone is excited when they finally get to attend Plano West Senior High. The students make sure to keep up the high spirits at the pep rallies and football games, earning them a pretty prideful reputation. Even with 2,750 students, Plano West has a very friendly and civil atmosphere.The students challenge and motivate each other to always be improving their grades; GPA and class ranks are taken very seriously and there's nothing wrong with a little healthy competition. It's every students dream to be in the top ten percent and friends praise those studious enough to get their spot at the top. There is always something happening whether its prom, homecoming, the championship game, the spring show, or spirit week, and everyone supports each other in every club, or sport they are involved in, which just goes to show how much of a team West is.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Love the school and most aspects of it.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Hebron High School 3 mi. 2,226
4.33 Plano Senior High School 4 mi. 2,627
3.33 The Colony High School 5 mi. 1,955
3.66 Frisco High School 6 mi. 1,810
4.00 Pearce High School 6 mi. 2,152

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Plano West Senior High School United States Frisco High School Hebron High School Pearce High School Plano Senior High School The Colony High School
White 54.0% 51.0% 56.0% 44.0% 51.0% 53.0% 49.0%
Asian 18.0% 4.8% 9.0% 25.0% 3.0% 22.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 18.0% 14.0% 36.0% 13.0% 30.0%
African American 10.0% 15.0% 12.0% 11.0% 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 11 52.0%
Grade 12 48.0%

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 65 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 21% Top 1% in academics
  • 18% School spirit
  • 14% Teachers
  • 11% Academic diversity
  • 10% People you meet
  • 7% Lunch
  • 5% Variety of Clubs
  • 5% Diversity
  • 2% WALTA
  • 2% Sports
  • 1% Equality among the student body
  • 1% Too big for cliques
  • 1% Drill team (plano west royales)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 23% Stress and competitiveness
  • 22% Parking
  • 14% Plano, the epicenter of arrogance and entitlement
  • 12% Standing in the middle of the hallway
  • 11% Crowded
  • 9% Some students
  • 4% Double standards
  • 3% Almost too many things to attend
  • 2% Fights

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 56 responses

  • 48% Top 1% in the nation academically
  • 16% The spirit of the student body
  • 11% The enthusiasm of the principal
  • 11% Good at everything
  • 7% Culture of success, in both academics & athletics
  • 4% School spirit and impossibility of good grades
  • 2% Class sizes are too large
  • 2% All the above

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

  • 30% LARGE
  • 30% Competitive
  • 22% Hype
  • 7% Exciting
  • 4% Entitled
  • 2% Unified

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 56 responses

  • 30% Be active and friendly to everyone
  • 25% Pay attention to teachers and peers, its helpful
  • 12% Read the textbook
  • 12% Connections are important. Make the right friends
  • 11% Study and go to tutorials
  • 7% Make this big school "smaller" by joining a club
  • 2% Take initiative and get involved in anything

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.