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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 560 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.0 from 560 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Food: Getting food at Plano West is good because of their off campus lunch policy so students can go get food at local places or their homes during lunch. This provides good options for most students to get what they want to eat.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: This year there hasn't been enough big incidents at the school for there to be an accurate review of the school policies.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: The training facilities for most of the sports are top notch and are always being updated providing a winning environment for students. The equipment is great and the football team gets some of the best stuff which allows them to go out and show off their school in a good way.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teachers are very friendly and helpful to the students and will provide the extra help to individual students that some of them need. There are some teachers though that are unable to reach out to some of the kids due to the fact that their personalities clash with the students and don't allow them to grab the student's attention
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular activities at Plano West are amazing. The school supports such a variety of clubs and sports that every one of them have basically everything that they need. I played football for the school every year that I attended it, and I can say first hand that the team was well funded and provided a high level of commitment from the players involved.

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

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Plano West Senior High School United States Hebron High School Jasper High School Plano Senior High School Renner Middle School Shepton High School
White 56.0% 51.6% 46.0% 46.0% 56.0% 52.0% 53.0%
Asian 17.0% 4.7% 25.0% 36.0% 19.0% 15.0% 14.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 24.5% 14.0% 7.0% 13.0% 14.0% 15.0%
African American 9.0% 15.2% 11.0% 6.0% 6.0% 13.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 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 56 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 22% Top 1% in academics
  • 20% School spirit
  • 16% Teachers
  • 11% People you meet
  • 10% Academic diversity
  • 7% Lunch
  • 5% Diversity
  • 5% Variety of Clubs
  • 2% Sports
  • 2% WALTA
  • 2% Equality among the student body
  • 0% Too big for cliques

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 22% Stress and competitiveness
  • 20% Parking
  • 15% Standing in the middle of the hallway
  • 15% Plano, the epicenter of arrogance and entitlement
  • 10% 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 47 responses

  • 49% Top 1% in the nation academically
  • 17% The spirit of the student body
  • 11% The enthusiasm of the principal
  • 11% Good at everything
  • 6% Culture of success, in both academics & athletics
  • 4% School spirit and impossibility of good grades
  • 2% Class sizes are too large

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 33% LARGE
  • 29% Competitive
  • 18% Hype
  • 9% Exciting
  • 4% Entitled
  • 2% Unified

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 35% Be active and friendly to everyone
  • 26% Pay attention to teachers and peers, its helpful
  • 13% Connections are important. Make the right friends
  • 13% Read the textbook
  • 11% Study and go to tutorials
  • 2% Make this big school "smaller" by joining a club

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.