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Plano West Senior High School is a public school in Plano, Texas. It has 2,150 students in grades 11-12. There have been 501 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 501 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school is quite oblivious to the vast number of students who have and is currently active in illegal activities.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Plano west high schoo is a very academically competitive school and allows students to increase their knowledge in education. They take education very seriously and help promote kids to a higher chance of success.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I am very concerned with the rising prices of lunch food of poor quality.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: I have no idea on how prominent our disciplinary policies are
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Sports and school spirit is thought very importantly in PWSH.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Renner Middle School 0 mi. 1,310
Shepton High School 2 mi. 1,620
Jasper High School 2 mi. 1,829
4.00 Hebron High School 3 mi. 2,217
4.33 Plano Senior High School 4 mi. 2,614

Around Plano West Senior High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%


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 48 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 23% Top 1% in academics
  • 21% School spirit
  • 17% Teachers
  • 12% People you meet
  • 12% Academic diversity
  • 6% Lunch
  • 4% Variety of Clubs
  • 2% Equality among the student body
  • 1% WALTA
  • 1% Diversity

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 23% Stress and competitiveness
  • 18% Parking
  • 16% Plano, the epicenter of arrogance and entitlement
  • 15% Standing in the middle of the hallway
  • 10% Crowded
  • 9% Some students
  • 4% Double standards
  • 3% Fights
  • 3% Almost too many things to attend

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 54% Top 1% in the nation academically
  • 15% The spirit of the student body
  • 13% The enthusiasm of the principal
  • 13% Good at everything
  • 5% School spirit and impossibility of good grades

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 38% LARGE
  • 30% Competitive
  • 16% Hype
  • 8% Exciting
  • 3% Entitled
  • 3% Unified

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 39% Be active and friendly to everyone
  • 29% Pay attention to teachers and peers, its helpful
  • 16% Read the textbook
  • 11% Connections are important. Make the right friends
  • 5% Study and go to tutorials

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% 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.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.