Plano West Senior High School in Plano, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    11-12
  • Students
    2,580
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    742 4.0
  • Ranking

Plano West Senior High School is a public coed school in Plano, Texas. It has 2,580 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 742 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5601 West Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
(469) 752-9600

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 742 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The health and safety policies were very prominent. The school didn't tolerate bullying at all and made sure students were well adapted to the environment.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There was a wide range of extracurricular opportunities at the school . From student body, art club, writing club, there was a little of something for everyone.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school was very big on being involved with the community. They put a lot of emphasis on school spirit and believed that every student had a chance of doing well if they were determined to do so.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers that I had were very understanding and more than willing to help you through any struggles whether it be personal or academic.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Greats with experienced coaches and leaders in sports/clubs

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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4.00 Hebron High School 3 mi. 2,346
4.33 Plano Senior High School 4 mi. 2,629
3.33 The Colony High School 5 mi. 1,978
3.66 Frisco High School 6 mi. 1,923
4.00 Pearce High School 6 mi. 2,176

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Plano West Senior High School United States Texas Frisco High School Hebron High School Pearce High School Plano Senior High School The Colony High School
White 50.0% 51.0% 29.8% 55.0% 42.0% 49.0% 52.0% 49.0%
Asian 22.0% 4.8% 3.7% 11.0% 25.0% 3.0% 19.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 51.5% 19.0% 17.0% 38.0% 14.0% 31.0%
African American 10.0% 15.0% 12.4% 11.0% 11.0% 6.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 1.9% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 11 57.7%
Grade 12 42.3%

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 115 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 105 responses

  • 18% Top 1% in academics
  • 14% School spirit
  • 13% Teachers
  • 10% Academic diversity
  • 10% People you meet
  • 9% Lunch
  • 7% Variety of Clubs
  • 5% Diversity
  • 5% Sports
  • 3% WALTA
  • 3% Equality among the student body
  • 2% My friends
  • 2% Too big for cliques
  • 1% Drill team (plano west royales)

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 70 responses

  • 24% Stress and competitiveness
  • 23% Parking
  • 12% Plano, the epicenter of arrogance and entitlement
  • 12% Standing in the middle of the hallway
  • 12% 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 107 responses

  • 42% Top 1% in the nation academically
  • 15% The spirit of the student body
  • 10% Good at everything
  • 9% The enthusiasm of the principal
  • 9% Culture of success, in both academics & athletics
  • 7% All the above
  • 5% School spirit and impossibility of good grades
  • 1% Class sizes are too large
  • 1% Competition

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 108 responses

  • 36% Competitive
  • 23% LARGE
  • 22% Hype
  • 6% PRIDEFUL
  • 5% Exciting
  • 4% Entitled
  • 2% Unified
  • 2% Competition

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 70 responses

  • 26% Be active and friendly to everyone
  • 21% Pay attention to teachers and peers, its helpful
  • 14% Study and go to tutorials
  • 14% Connections are important. Make the right friends
  • 10% Read the textbook
  • 9% Make this big school "smaller" by joining a club
  • 6% Take initiative and get involved in anything

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 91 responses

  • 31% I love everything about this school.
  • 63% 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.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.