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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Westlake High School is a top rated, public school located in Austin, TX. It has 2,584 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
4100 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone
(512) 732-9280

Westlake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
518 responses
Average ACT
30
341 responses
AP Enrollment
68%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,422
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,113
National
$949
Median Home Value
$253,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
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  • Football Games
    19%
  • Game Days/spirit days
    19%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    19%
  • Choir Musical
    13%
  • Graduation ceremony
    12%
  • Band concerts
    4%
  • Theatre shows
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,584
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,586
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,296/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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I like the amount of clubs the school has to offer, and the nice things like good computers and such. However, I am a sophomore and I feel that my classes are overflowing. The hallways are always very crowded and in some of my classes there aren’t even enough desks for all the students! Some teachers are okay, and some just don’t seem to be able to do their one job, which is to teach. Also they don’t always have time to go one on one with you when there are almost thirty kids per teacher. The sports at Westlake are average, and the diversity is pretty much average. Of course there are lots of white boys walking around with their chained necklaces that have a cross, since that’s the Westlake style. Anyways, overall I would say Westlake High School is great at college readiness and academic prep, but still could use improvement.
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The Academics are off the chart and allow students to really challenge themselves. All of the Teachers genuinely want to be there and it shows in the classroom. The teachers' passion in the classroom helps prepare students for College by throughly engaging them. There are more Clubs & Activities here to participate in than can be listed. The school's Safety is never something students or parents have to worry about, because there are two Travis County Sheriff Officers and countless security guards on campus at all times. The School Culture is amazing, everyone here is highly supportive of everyone else(the entire district is this way). The Administration does a great job of managing the school while allowing students to feel comfortable in their environment. Once a month the cafeteria staff grill outside while Student Bands perform live in the courtyard. There is no better district than Eanes ISD, and no better high school than Westlake. Go Chaps!
As a student my time at Westlake was some of the best time of my life. Yes I loved college, but westlake prepared so well compared to my peers. Having a disability, the teachers were aware, but that didn’t stop them when it came to pushing me to my best. The coaches in the athletic department are not just great at coaching sports but also coaching life. Every single coach I had there was like a second father to me and I quote them I’m my life to this day. The people in this community are absolutely great people. Words can not explain how much support my family received from other westlake families when my own was dealing with crisis. Make no mistake, Westlake is a excellent school!