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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
553 responses
Average ACT
30
354 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
$68,350
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Game Days/spirit days
    19%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    19%
  • Choir Musical
    13%
  • Graduation ceremony
    11%
  • Band concerts
    4%
  • Boys Basketball Games
    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%
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,586
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Westlake High School Reviews

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Westlake is THE best school in Texas hands down. We get a lot of hate for being an “all white, rich suburban” school, but in my opinion that’s all just white noise and envy about our success. The academics are rigorous and challenging. Teachers are accessible to the students for tutoring or outside help. The campus is always warm and inviting, and the athletics here is a perennial powerhouse! The students are very kind and helpful to any new student. Everyone is able to find their role here and excel at what they’re best at. Finally, college readiness is excellent. Even as a sophomore I know I’m going to get into a great college and later a job. I love Westlake for all these reasons, people can say what they want!
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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.
Amazing teachers, staff and support staff! Especially the behavioral and academic counselors. There are so many options to choose from for both academic and extracurricular activities. Find your niche and get involved. Westlake High School sports are like no other. Competitive and fun to be a part of. You can achieve anything you put your mind to and have the right perspective.