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Plano West Senior High School

Plano West Senior High
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5601 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (469) 752-9600
Fax: (469) 752-9601

Principal Kathy King
Associate Principal for Curriculum  and Instruction Carl Herrmann
Associate Principal
Student Activities
Randy Hayes
Assistant Principals Dr. Victor Nixon – A - Fin
Dr. Camica Davis – Fis - Lee
Dr. Kevin Lyons – Leg - Rom
Michael Cruz – Ros - Z
Director of Guidance Ann Raidt
Counselors

Randall Ford – A - Bul
Pam Frey – Bum - Dr
Joel Ledezma – Du - Han
Julie Tallant – Hao - Kel
Delinda Dudley – Kem - May
Mary Beth Randecker– Maz - Pas
Michelle Altom – Pat - Sc
Christine Haskins – Se - Tr
Tracy Stafford – Ts - Z

School Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Enrollment 2,750
School Colors Royal blue, black and white (silver accent)
Mascot Wolves
Motto "Leading with pride"

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Parker Rd. Exit – east to the school.
From Central Expressway: Parker Rd. Exit – west to the school.

Achievements

Top School Honors

  • Class of 2013 — 43 National Merit Finalists, 5 National Hispanic Scholars, 48 National Merit Semifinalists, 79 Commended Students, 1 National Achievement Scholar
  • Newsweek's America's Top High School Nationwide List - top 1% (2010-2013)
  • Texas ACT Council College Readiness Award (2010)
  • TBEC Honor Roll Recipient, Distinguished as AP Honor Roll School (2009)
  • Just for Kids Award (2009, 2011)
  • Lone Star Cup (2007)

Fine Arts

  • Band, Choir and Orchestra GRAMMY Education Award (2010)
  • Band — 3 All State members (2009); Marching Band UIL Sweepstakes(2001-2008); TMEA State Honor "Best in State" (2006-2009)
  • Choir — 83 All State members (2001-2014); 18 Pre-Area members (2010); 10 Area members advancing to State (2010); UIL Concert and Sightreading Sweepstakes (2001-2014); TMEA Performing Choir (2004); SWACDA Division Honor Choir (2014)
  • Orchestra — 3 All State members (2009); UIL Sweepstakes (2000-2010); TMEA State Honor Orchestra "Best in Texas" (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  • Art — 28 VASE State Champs (2008)
  • Theatre — UIL Technical Design State Champions (2013, 2008); UIL Technical Design State (2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); Texas Visual Arts Association (2009)

Academic and Extracurricular

  • Foreign Languages — French Symposium Team State (2009); German State Competition (2009); Latin State Junior Classical League (2009);Pan American Student Forum State (2009)
  • Speech & Debate – Top Ten National Team 2014-2015, 2013-2014; Top Sweepstakes Award in Lone Star District (2014-2015), (2013-2014); Texas Forensics Association - Top 5 Sweepstakes (2014-2015); Speech Nationals (2013, 2009)
  • Career & Technical Education – Texas Veterinary Medicine Competition – Division I & II Top 3 in State (2007, 2008, 2009); FFA Career Development Event State Finalist (2008, 2009, 2010); FFA Leadership Development Event State Finalist (2008, 2009, 2010); Economics Challenge Finalist and Stock Market Game Winners (2009); Economics Challenge State Finalist (2015); BPA State and Nationals (2012-2015); FBLA State (2008,09); Robotics Team Nationals (2009) World Champs (2007); DECA State and Nationals (2013,2009) and Qualifiers (2000-05)
  • Science Fair – Two 1st in State (2009)
  • Destination Imagination – 1st in Region (2009)
  • World Affairs Council of America – WorldQuest National Champions (2013, 2014)
  • Academic Decathlon – State Qualifiers (2008-09)
  • Journalism – Award Winning Student Newspaper "Blue Prints" (2008)
  • JROTC – Nationwide Top 10% JROTC "Honor Unit with Distinction" (2003, 2006, 2009)
  • Whiz Quiz – Nationals (2009)

Athletics

  • Basketball — Girls State Champions (2006)
  • Baseball — State Champions (2008); State Finals (2009); Bi-District Champions (2009)
  • Cross Country — Boys and Girls District Championships (2002-04, 2006-09); Regional Qualifiers (2000-10); State Qualifiers (2000, 2002-06, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Football — Bi-District Qualifier (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013); Bi-District Champion (2004, 2014); Area Finalist (2014); Regional Finalist (2012)
  • Golf — Boys Team State Champions (2008), Boys Individual State Champion (2002), Boys Team State Qualifiers (2001-2002, 2006-2008, 2014), Boys Team Regional Qualifiers (2001-2002, 2004, 2006-2009, 2012-2014), Girls Team State Qualifiers (2008), Girls Individual State Qualifiers (2006, 2012-2014), Girls Team Regional Qualifiers (2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2014)
  • Soccer — Boys State Runner-up (2007); Girls State Champions (2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2013) and State Runner-Up (2006, 2014)
  • Softball — Bi-District Champions (2009); Regional (2008)
  • Swimming — Boys and Girls State (2008, 2009)
  • Tennis — Boys Doubles State Champ (2008, 2009); Boys Singles State Champ (2003); Girls Doubles State Champions (2014); Girls Doubles State runner-up (2003, 2007); Mixed Doubles State Runner-Up (2010); Team State Champions (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Volleyball — State Semi-Final (2007); Regional (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008); Area (2009); Bi-District (2010); District (2004, 2006, 2008)
  • Wrestling — State Champ Qualifiers (2008,09); DMN Plano West All Sports Award for District 9-5A (2000-10)

Campus Programs

Advanced Placement (30 courses); Career Technology; one-, two- and three-hour courses providing experience and training in several career options including drafting, clinical rotation, advertising, Project Lead The Way, Pharmacy Tech, Floral Design, graphic arts, computer game design, early childhood education, desktop publishing, multimedia, veterinary medicine and fashion design. Collin College Concurrent Enrollment Program is also available at Plano West. Service learning is incorporated into our curricular program.  Outstanding opportunities in the arts, including: choir, orchestra, band, theatre, speech and visual arts. AVID, KEYSS, PALS and Student Congress, JROTC are integral parts of the activity offerings on our campus.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Wolf Den – PTSA; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); booster clubs for all athletic teams; fine arts performance groups; JROTC; cheerleaders and drill team; volunteer workers in offices, library, counseling centers and on advisory committees.

Community/Business Partnerships

Coca Cola Company; Jostens; Medical Center of Plano; Presbyterian Hospital of Plano; Kroger Food Stores; Target; Walgreens; Walmart; and Sam’s as well as local doctors' offices.