Plano West Senior High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,896
Best High School in Texas
#337
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 11th grade to 12th grade
School District PLANO ISD
Type Public
 Phone (469)752-9600
 Location 5601 W PARKER RD
PLANO, TX 75093
Charter School No

Plano West Senior High School has an academic rating somewhat above the average for Texas high schools based on its average test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 337th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Plano West Senior High School student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White48.4%1,403
Black9.7%280
Hispanic13.2%382
Asian Pacific25%723
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%4
Two or more races3.3%96

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 4.5%

10.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, PLANO WEST SENIOR H S students are largely wealthy and rank 52nd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Junior1,378
Senior1,518
Total2,896

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
71%
Rank in Texas
669th
Rating
4 out of 10

Students at Plano West Senior High School scored an average 71% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is slightly below the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 43.9% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% or more*80% to 89%*
Boys50% or more*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*50% or more*
Black50% or more*60% to 69%*
Hispanicsuppressed*70% to 79%*
Multiracial-suppressed*
White50% or more*60% to 79%*
With Disabilitessuppressed*40% to 59%*
Limited English50% or more*50% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1192

The average SAT score for Plano West Senior High School students in 2015 was 1192.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
60%
Rank in Texas
160th
Rating
8 out of 10

1,725 out of 2,896 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (60%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 37% and in the top 17% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
54%
AP Pass Rank in Texas
87th
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Plano West Senior High School offers 28 AP courses. 54 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Plano West Senior High School had 1,127 taking AP exams with a 826 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the Texas state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 73% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 54% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 45%
AP Courses Offered 28

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0%0
Girls0.2%2
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2
Boys0%0
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.9%126
Boys6.9%91
Girls2.8%35
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.5%39
Boys2%27
Girls0.9%12

Location

Plano West Senior High School
5601 W PARKER RD
PLANO, TX
75093
(469)752-9600

8 out of 10 1

District

PLANO ISD
PLANO, TX