Plano West Senior High School

Public 11-12

 5601 W Parker Rd
       Plano, TX  75093-7727


 (469) 752-9600

 School Website

District: Plano Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
153rd of 1,797 Texas High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.1
Number of students:  2,715

Racial breakdown:
White:
44.5%
Asian:
26.7%
Hispanic:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Plano West Senior High School ranked better than 91.5% of high schools in Texas. It also ranked 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Plano Independent School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.53. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Plano West Senior High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.5%), Asian (26.7%), Hispanic (14.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 13.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Plano West Senior High School is 17.1, which is the highest among 7 high schools in the Plano Independent School District! (See more...)
Compare Plano West Senior High School employs 158.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Plano West Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Plano West Senior High School 153rd of 1797 Texas public high schools. (See Plano West Senior High School in the ranking list.)

Plano Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Plano Independent School District 130th of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Plano West Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.29 145th 1427 89.8%
2005 81.95 96th 1429 93.3%
2006 80.18 137th 1430 90.4%
2007 80.49 134th 1497 91.0%
2008 80.38 134th 1510 91.1%
2009 77.15 189th 1539 87.7%
2010 72.26 291st 1568 81.4%
2011 70.16 397th 1672 76.3%
2012 84.11 31st 1603 98.1%
2014 27.99 1373rd 1734 20.8%
2015 35.68 1270th 1743 27.1%
2016 21.23 1494th 1762 15.2%
2017 88.35 84th 1777 95.3%
2018 82.53 153rd 1797 91.5%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Open Quote My child has a learning disability and was constantly being picked on with no consequences for the bullies. Its so bad that I have decided to pull him out of PWSH and will homeschool. While we have given up, Plano West needs to step up and fix the issue. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Open Quote Incredible school. Our daughter just graduated and had the best high school experience possible. We have lived in Europe, Massachusetts and Texas. Nothing compares to the Plano system. Plano West has the highest scores in Plano. Plano West academics are top 1% nationally and this is with a diverse population.

The Plano West has many upper middle class families...however there are approximately 15% poverty level. The predominate culture is academic focus. Yes there are many other cultures represented, but by far the dominant focus is college prep, with secondary focus equally spread over arts, athletics and service clubs. Plano West often has a reputation of rich kids.... While there is a small contingent of obvious wealth, it is a minuscule portion rarely displayed to the average student. As a parent, I kept asking "where are the rich kids?".

Our daughter is a studious, non-fad, no make up type of girl. If something is popular, she heads the other way. She was a perfect fit at Plano West. There is a place for everyone in this culture. Overall, this student body is a very mature, hard working and impressive group of young people - the kind that give you hope for the future of our country.

The staff is very strong. The principal is truly exemplary. With more than 2000 students she circulates consistently, sets high expectations and infuses her own passionate school spirit in every endeavor. Staff, parents and students are raving fans.

As with any school, it is not perfect.... our experience was as strong as you could ever expect in this current day.

We are right now delivering our daughter to William & Mary... She is arriving with 40 credit hours already accepted by the college based on AP Test results. And she exhibits strong character, care for others and an excellent perspective on the world.

We are STRONG supporters and have no affiliation with the district other than that of parents... We are very grateful for the influence and impact of Plano West on our daughter. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Plano West Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 627 40 127 38 3 n/a n/a 0 835
2001 1151 95 296 72 3 n/a n/a 0 1617
2002 1291 121 341 98 7 n/a n/a 0 1858
2003 1291 121 341 98 7 n/a n/a 0 1858
2004 1278 122 323 100 7 n/a n/a 0 1830
2005 1290 124 336 112 7 n/a n/a 0 1869
2006 1287 146 346 120 6 n/a n/a 0 1905
2007 1321 160 349 130 3 n/a n/a 0 1963
2008 1336 150 363 128 11 n/a n/a 0 1988
2009 1225 198 364 139 8 n/a n/a 0 1934
2010 1199 206 375 161 7 n/a n/a 0 1948
2011 1161 220 363 237 6 3 44 0 2034
2012 1208 215 385 265 10 2 65 0 2150
2013 1201 231 395 292 7 1 61 0 2188
2014 1309 259 576 346 8 3 79 0 2580
2015 1403 280 723 382 8 4 96 0 2896
2016 1236 314 660 409 5 2 92 0 2718
2017 1207 300 726 383 2 6 91 0 2715

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Plano West Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 835 65.1 12.8 1.8
2001 1617 108.0 15.0 1.3
2002 1858 118.4 15.7 2.5
2003 1858 118.4 15.7 2.5
2004 1830 126.1 14.5 4.5
2005 1869 125.2 14.9 4.5
2006 1905 128.5 14.8 8.1
2007 1963 119.2 16.5 6.9
2008 1988 123.1 16.1 7.0
2009 1934 125.4 15.4 7.3
2010 1948 125.1 15.5 8.9
2011 2034 123.9 16.4 13.1
2012 2150 122.4 17.5 12.8
2013 2188 122.0 17.9 13.0
2014 2580 144.6 17.8 12.2
2015 2896 165.0 17.5 13.5
2016 2718 159.0 17.0 14.9
2017 2715 158.7 17.1 13.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Plano West Senior High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 835 65.1 12.8 1.8
2001 1617 108.0 15.0 1.3
2002 1858 118.4 15.7 2.5
2003 1858 118.4 15.7 2.5
2004 1830 126.1 14.5 4.5
2005 1869 125.2 14.9 4.5
2006 1905 128.5 14.8 8.1
2007 1963 119.2 16.5 6.9
2008 1988 123.1 16.1 7.0
2009 1934 125.4 15.4 7.3
2010 1948 125.1 15.5 8.9
2011 2034 123.9 16.4 13.1
2012 2150 122.4 17.5 12.8
2013 2188 122.0 17.9 13.0
2014 2580 144.6 17.8 12.2
2015 2896 165.0 17.5 13.5
2016 2718 159.0 17.0 14.9
2017 2715 158.7 17.1 13.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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