Plano West Senior High School
Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction: Carl Hermann
Associate Principal of Student Activities: Randy Hayes
Dr. Victor Nixon
Director of Guidance: Mary Beth Randecker
School Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
School Colors: Royal blue, black and white with silver accent
Motto: Leading with pride.
Year Opened: 1999
Phone: (469) 752-9600
Fax: (469) 752-9601
5601 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
Top School Honors
- Class of 2016 — 51 National Merit Finalists, 11 National Hispanic Scholars, 52 National Merit Semifinalists, and 90 Commended Students
- Newsweek's America's Top High School Nationwide list - top 1% (2010-16)
- 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)
- Band, choir and orchestra — GRAMMY Education Award (2010)
- Band — three all state members (2009); marching band UIL sweepstakes (2001-08); TMEA state honor "Best in State" (2006-09)
- Choir — 99 all state members (2001-16); 34 UIL concert and sightreading sweepstakes (2001-16); TMEA performing choir (2004); SWACDA division honor choir (2014)
- Orchestra —117 all state members (2001-16); UIL sweepstakes (2000-16); TMEA state honor orchestra "State Championship" (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2016)
- Art — 28 VASE state champs (2008)
- Theatre — UIL Technical Design State champions (2008, 2013); UIL Technical Design State (2001, 2009-12); UIL One Act Play district champs; Dallas Summer Musical High School awards, Best Actress, Best Set Design and Best Tech Crew nominations; DSM Best Actor (2014); Best Actress nomination (2010-15); winner, DSM Best Set Design (2012); Best Lighting Design (2014); and Best Direction of a Musical (2014)
Academic and Extracurricular
- Foreign Languages — French Symposium team state (2009-present); German state competition (2009-present); Pan American student forum state (2009-present)
- Speech & Debate – (NSDA School of Outstanding Distinction) top ten national team (2013-15); top sweepstakes award in Lone Star District (2013-15); team sweepstakes in Lone Star District Congressional debate and speech (2015-16); Texas Forensics Association - top five sweepstakes (2014-15); TFA second place sweepstakes (2015-16); NSDA Speech School of Honor (2013-14); NSDA Debate School of Excellence (2015-16)
- Career & Technical Education – Texas Veterinary Medicine competition – division I & II top three in state (2007-09); FFA Career Development Event state finalist (2008-10); FFA Leadership Development Event state finalist (2008-10); BPA state and nationals (2012-16); FBLA state (2008-11); FBLA nationals (2010-11); robotics team nationals (2009); robotics team world champs (2007); DECA state and nationals (2000-16); HOSA state finalists and top 10 international competition (2016)
- Science Fair – Two first in state (2009)
- Destination Imagination – first in region (2009)
- Economics – Economics Challenge finalist and Stock Market game winners (2009); Economics Challenge state finalist (2015)
- World Affairs Council of America – WorldQuest national champions (2013-14)
- Academic Decathlon – state qualifiers (2008-09)
- Journalism – award winning student newspaper "Blue Prints" (2008); yearbook (Imprints) featured in the Jostens Look Book as an Example of Excellence, Creativity and Innovation (2014-15)
- JROTC – nationwide top 10% JROTC "Honor Unit with Distinction" (2009-present)
- Whiz Quiz – nationals (2009)
- Basketball — boys basketball 6A state champions (2015); 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, 2010-12)
- Football — bi-district qualifier (2003, 2006-09, 2013); bi-district champion (2004, 2014); area finalist (2014); regional finalist (2012)
- Golf — boys team state champions (2008, 2016); boys individual state champion (2002, 2016); boys team state qualifiers (2001-02, 2006-08, 2014, 2016); boys team regional qualifiers (2001-02, 2004, 2006-09, 2012-14); girls team state qualifiers (2008); girls individual state qualifiers (2006, 2012-14); girls team regional qualifiers (2005-06, 2008-09, 2011-14)
- Soccer — boys state runner-up (2007); girls state champions (2000-02, 2007, 2012-13) and state runner-Up (2006, 2014)
- Softball — bi-district champions (2009); regional (2008); regional quarter finalist (2016)
- Swimming — boys and girls state (2008-09)
- Tennis — boys doubles state champ (2008-09); boys singles state champ (2003); girls doubles state champions (2014); girls doubles state runner-up (2003, 2007, 2015-16); mixed doubles state runner-Up (2010); team state champions (2001, 2004-06); team state finals (2015)
- Volleyball — state semi-final (2007); regional (2004-06, 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 ProgramsAdvanced placement (30 courses); career technology; one-, two- and three-hour courses providing experience and training in several career options including drafting, engineering, Project Lead the Way, health science, clinical rotation, pharmacy tech, graphic arts, video production, veterinary medicine, floral design, computer game design, early childhood education, digital media, video game design, business and marketing, family consumer sciences and fashion design. Collin College Concurrent Enrollment program is available at Plano West for US history, English IV, economics and government. Outstanding opportunities in the arts include: choir, orchestra, band, theatre, speech and visual arts. AVID, KEYSS, PALS, student congress, Peer Assistance and JROTC are integral parts of the activity offerings on our campus.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesWolf 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 PartnershipsCoca Cola Company; Jostens; Kroger Food Stores; Medical Center of Plano; Presbyterian Hospital of Plano; Sam’s; Target; Walgreens; Walmart; as well as local doctors' offices.
History of Plano West
Plano West is named after its location on the west side of the city of Plano.
Plano West opened in the fall of 1999 in the renovated former Shepton High School facility.