Plano West Senior High School in Plano, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    11-12
  • Students
    2,580
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    751 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 751 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 751 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The variety of extracurricular activities is unfathomable. From floral design to pop choir and from harry potter club to drill team, there is definitely something for everybody who attends this school. After school is when most of the events occur. There are computer coders in the e building hall coding apps and solving problems and there are math club students who are smarter than the entire student body. The number of clubs and activities at school is more than anyone will ever see at any school. After school hours, it almost seems as if there is still class since most students stay after for either an honor organization, class club, team meeting, etc.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers at my school are not only friendly, but also strict when it comes to school work. They put a lot of effort into their jobs and spend time to host tutoring sessions, answer emails and phone calls ASAP, and engage the class for the entire class period. Additionally, they at least act like they enjoy their profession and treat every student equally and with respect. Help is never turned down or denied to a student and I truly feel comfortable in the classroom setting. Every teacher I've been lucky enough to learn from has been intelligent beyond means and they really know how to convey the importance of education to the audience they've been given. I know I'll never forget most of the professors I've met for they really are a blessing.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are so many clubs for students to get involved in. Teachers are willing to be sponsors and help you start a new club if you wish. Many students are involved in NHS, HOSA, Habitat for Humanity, Key Club, and book club. There is truley a club for all interest areas.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Teachers: There are teachers at Plano West that go above and beyond everyday. You can tell they genuinely care about each student and that they want all of their students to succeed and do well. However, there are a few teachers that could care less about how their student do in and out of class, and unfortunately they do the bare minimum. But that being said, I believe that a majority of the teachers at Plano West would do anything to help student succeed. Most teachers will try explaining things diffeent ways until it makes sense to students. Some teachers will also willingly say late or come early if a student asks for help. Overall, Plano West has a very supportive and nurturing atmosphere

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 118 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 108 responses

  • 18% Top 1% in academics
  • 13% School spirit
  • 13% Teachers
  • 10% People you meet
  • 10% Academic diversity
  • 9% Lunch
  • 7% Variety of Clubs
  • 5% Diversity
  • 5% Sports
  • 3% Equality among the student body
  • 2% WALTA
  • 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 110 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
  • 9% 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 111 responses

  • 36% Competitive
  • 23% LARGE
  • 23% Hype
  • 6% PRIDEFUL
  • 5% Exciting
  • 4% Entitled
  • 2% Unified
  • 2% Competition
  • 1% Intelligent

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 94 responses

  • 30% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% 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.