A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
4100 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
Telephone
(512) 732-9280

Westlake High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
272 responses
Average ACT
30
188 responses
AP Enrollment
58%

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.27 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Game Days/spirit days
    22%
  • Football Games
    20%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    20%
  • Choir Musical
    12%
  • Graduation ceremony
    10%
  • Band concerts
    3%
  • Boys Basketball Games
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,586
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$18,484/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses

Westlake High School Reviews

364 reviews
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I think overall, the students at Westlake feel pressured to do better. Freshmen are taking all Advanced Placement classes and Juniors feel like they don't have enough time in the day to do all of the tasks required of them. I think overall, Westlake is a great school if your kid wants to excel in everything. Socially, it is a little hard to fit into, but once senior year comes around, you are pretty much friends with everybody. The teachers here are excellent, especially in AP classes. One tip I would have is to not focus all four years on getting that "perfect gpa", because honestly, that is not the only factor that gets you into college - so chill! My time at Westlake was great, the school spirit is fantastic, even when the sports teams are not. Go Chaps!
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I really enjoyed the wide variety of classes that were offered. I have been able to take Computer Science and Anatomy & Physiology which are two courses that I know a lot of other schools don't have and am appreciative of this opportunity. I have also been able to make my schedule as challenging as I want as I have control of how many AP/Pre-ap/regular classes that I take. Westlake is great in academics and in school sports and clubs, however anything you partake in at this school is very competitive. This along with an often high stress environment is what I wish I could change at Westlake. The administration is trying to lower students stress levels but this is a work in progress and I haven't seen any real changes so far.
Westlake High School is a top-notch school where students truly go over the top to be the best. Teachers and students care about education and academics are highly stressed. Many students not only are dedicated to their work but also participate in many extracurricular activities as well. Teachers are renowned for their teaching and high rates of success in standardized testing. The environment is serious, while occasionally too high-pressure, students motivate each other to do well.