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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!

PROM 2015 Message from Mrs. King

Printable version of the following letter

Dear Parents,

As principal of Plano West Senior High School and your partner in the education and safety of your child, I want to address an important topic with you as the prom and event season rapidly approaches.

I share a deep sense of pride in the responsible behavior and choices exemplified by our students each day. However, these upcoming occasions can present students with difficult choices, and I hope to engage your continued partnership in keeping our Plano West students safe.

This message is simply to inform you of Plano ISD's proactive security measures and our intense commitment to the safety of all students. Our plan is to engage parents and volunteers in an information and awareness campaign to keep children safe - - that is the ultimate goal. Please visit with the students in your household about the details in this letter, and discuss the importance of safety and responsible decision-making.

The Student Code of Conduct is applicable to all school functions and will be enforced to ensure that our prom and post-prom events remain alcohol and drug free. Infractions involving drugs and/or alcohol which threaten the safety and security of any child will be taken very seriously. Additionally, infractions can lead to discipline code of conduct implications and citations/consequences with local law enforcement.

Students will be asked to sign a drug and alcohol free pledge when they purchase a prom ticket. Police Officers will have a presence at our events to work in cooperation with our staff and volunteers to monitor the premises. In addition, the Drug and Alcohol Detection Dogs are on-site at all prom events as an added prevention measure.

Again, we ask you to have this important conversation in your home with your student. We hope to celebrate our students' accomplishments and host fun-filled events for them as we close out this school year. But, we are committed to keeping our students safe, and we invite you to join us in this awareness campaign to protect our students.


Katherine King
Principal Plano West Senior High School

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



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

The following links will open information regarding parking and carpooling at PWSH:

Emergency Procedures

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

Food Service Information

Substance Abuse Information

For information about substance abuse prevention please visit:


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 April 13, 2015.