Plano West Senior High School

763 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. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
5601 West Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
Telephone
(469) 752-9600
Website
Data not available

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
96%
Average SAT
1290
Average ACT
29

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
100%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
Data not available
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    89%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    10%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    1%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 171 responses
  • Off-campus lunch
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    15%
  • The Hype- Basketball games
    13%
  • The WOLFPACK chant!
    9%
  • Kathy King always says "hi" in the halls
    9%
  • Prom week
    9%
  • Friday Night Lights
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
2,580
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,351
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.92 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.92 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.92 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
14%
Female Athletes
11%
Expenses Per Student
$10,702/ year
National
$11,927
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.99 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.99 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.99 responses

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Reviews

763 reviews
  • Excellent
    224
  • Very Good
    344
  • Average
    155
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    6
PWSH is a high school like no other. The teachers and staff care about the community and are involved in helping students reach their goal. The school well prepares kids for the future whether it being college or the working world. By challenging kids with a hard schedule this creates good habits especially for going into college. I know by experience that Plano West has helped my be more prepared than those who went to other schools. Adjusting to college and knowing how to do well in school was not a hard task. I easily excelled because of my training at Plano West. Plano West is also a great community, though large it offers all students a place to find their niche.
  • Alum
  • 16 hours ago
The parents are very involved and are always eager to help at school functions. The Plano West Orchestra puts on a talent show each year called Asian Festival (The only thing Asian is the food). The parents help to organize ticket sales, plan the show, obtain donations for the raffle, keep track of money, set up catering food, and help set up and tear down. The parents are always there at orchestra concerts and are a big support system.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
I am in love with Plano West Senior High School because of the school pride of the student body. I believe that the school pride really brings the students together and they act like a large family.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago