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Once again, Plano West made Newsweek's rankings of America's Best High Schools in the country! We are #63! Can we get a "Wolfpack"?!?!?! Visit thedailybeast.com/BestHighSchools for more information.


Congratulations Plano West Boys Basketball 6A Champs!

boys basketball trophy 2015

This following student produced video presentation of the detrimental effects of substance abuse illustrates the real consequences and impacts on a student's career at Plano West Senior High School. Make good decisions about your actions, work hard, play hard and help others.

Substance Abuse Awareness Video

Click on the link below to access videos on pisdtv including:

What Up At West!

Graduation 2015 Information

Printable version of the following letter

Dear Parents of 2015 Graduates,

As our seniors begin their final semester at Plano West, they are also gearing up for one of their most notable milestone events. Plano West will celebrate graduation at the Dallas Convention Center on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. This message provides important information that all families of graduates should know about this year's event.

Graduation tickets are issued based on the number of graduates to be accommodated at the venue. Each Plano West graduate will receive five tickets to share with family and friends. Additionally, Plano ISD provides live event coverage on a WFAA digital television station and via webcast. Specific details regarding the television channel and the web address for the broadcast are forthcoming.

Seating at the event is general admission. An area for persons with impaired mobility will be located on the arena floor. Each disabled person may be accompanied by one companion (both must have tickets). Tickets will be distributed at our campus in June.

Additional information regarding public transportation, parking, wheelchair rentals, post event broadcasts and more are available on the Plano ISD website at www.pisd.edu/graduation. We look forward to sharing this memorable experience with our graduates and their families.


Katherine King
Principal Plano West Senior High School

Graduation and Senior Sign Out Information


Complete ceremony details related to the Dallas Convention Center, parking, transportation, photography, media, etc is available on the Plano ISD website at: http://www.pisd.edu/graduation/.

Dear Parents and 2015 Graduates:                                                                                               

Plano West Senior High School students are preparing for the end of the school year and we look forward to the success of each of our seniors.  The faculty and staff appreciate our parents for all of their support in helping to keep our seniors focused on their education and future events.

Please utilize this informative packet and contact the school with questions as we are available and eager to assist.  Below is a calendar of events for your immediate attention:

May 4-15             
AP Testing

May 19                 
Student Recognition Assembly
PTSA sponsored Senior lunch during both lunch periods.
Senior Awards Night at 7:00 p.m. in the Plano West Auditorium.

May 25                 
Memorial Day (Student/Teacher Holiday)

May 27                 
Pick up Senior check-out form, Grad Practice Card and sign Behavior Contract in your sub-school office.

June 2-5                
Final Exams:  Students must be present for exam periods for which they are scheduled even if NO test is administered.  Also, students may not switch tests from one period to another.  Vacation days, college orientation, summer jobs, etc. should be scheduled around published exam days.  Students must return their textbook to take the final exam.  Seniors that qualify for exam exemptions must still be in attendance at school for exam days.

June 2 & 3           
Graduation Rehearsal is in the Plano West Auditorium and detailed information is available on page 2.

June 5                   
Senior check out, ticket and blue card pick up from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  Seniors are to return their check-out form signed by Sub-School indicating that all textbooks have been returned and fines cleared to receive the tickets and BLUE CARD for Graduation entry.  Each graduating Senior will receive 5 tickets for guests for the ceremony.

June 12                
Graduation Ceremony:  The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Guests must have a ticket for entry into the Dallas Convention Center (1 ticket per person). Students must arrive at the Dallas Convention Center-Exhibit Hall A by 1:00 p.m.  All graduates and guests must leave DCC within one hour after the graduation ceremony.  The Plano West campus will be closed all day on June 12th.

June 15-                
Diplomas will be distributed from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Plano West Senior High School foyer.

June 29 – August 31, 2015-
Diplomas may be picked up at the registrar’s office at Plano West Senior High School.

Graduates will participate in a recessional from the Arena and will return to Exhibit Hall A at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony.  Guests will remain seated during the recessional and will be adjourned after the graduates have exited the Arena.  Families will meet their graduates in Exhibit Hall A following the ceremony.

Plano West teachers, principals, and counselors want to assist our students and families in making certain all students meet the necessary graduation requirements.  Parents, please stay in close contact with our staff especially if your student is not experiencing success in a particular class.  We strive to have “no surprises” in determining a student’s graduation status. 

It is my pleasure to serve as the principal of Plano West Senior High School. I wish the best of luck to the Class of 2015! 


Katherine King, Principal
Plano West Senior High School



Save a Life!

Each day 160,000 students do not go to school because they are bullied, teased and harassed.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."  (Rachel Scott, 17)

Produced by the Theatre Productions students at Plano West Senior High School, “Save a Life” utilizes student performances to deliver a message regarding bullying and suicide prevention. To enhance the impact, the performers included an interactive conclusion to the performance which enabled the audience to participate and established a very personal dimension.   This message was delivered to both adult and student audiences.

Save a Life Video

Student Insurance

Optional student accident insurance is available through Markel Insurance Company. Parents will enroll online utilizing Markel’s dedicated secure enrollment website:  http://markel.sevencorners.com.
On this website, parents are able to:  view all of the coverage and premium options; Preview a Frequently Asked Questions section; and purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of the purchase.  Parents can also contact Markel at 1-877-444-5014 for details on obtaining a form for enrollment.

Student Accomplishments

Click here to see what students have accomplished.


Leading with Pride”                                                  


“The mission of Plano West Senior High School is to prepare students to strive
for excellence and contribute with compassion and integrity to a diverse society.”

We Believe...

...education is a dynamic, not a static process which prepares students to be life-long learners.

...success in education is based on a cooperative effort among students, staff, parents, and community.

...all students can achieve success.

...students need critical thinking skills to be successful in today’s changing global environment.

...knowledge provides an awareness of our multi-cultural society and contributes to an appreciation of human worth and dignity.

...the strength of the instructional program provides each student with an opportunity to excel academically as well as intellectually.

...strong morals, values, and character provide the foundation for productive citizens.

...that a safe, caring, and nurturing environment is essential to the learning process.

...excellence is the standard in instruction and leadership.

...everyone has an obligation to contribute to the school



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The Plano ISD’s Family Education and Guidance Services webpage has helpful information and online classes for parenting resources.  On-line classes cover bullying and harassment, cyber bullying, as well as other parenting concerns.

Student Conduct

Please take the time to read the Student Expectations for conduct before, during, and after athletic events.

Parking & Carpools

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Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, the following documents outline the communication procedures.

Food Service Information

Substance Abuse Information

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Mondays and Wednesdays
4:20 – 4:55 p.m.

For students who normally ride the bus home from school!

Must see Keili Holloway, in the counseling department, to sign up and get a bus pass.

Senior End of the Year Information


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This page last updated May 11, 2015.