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
299 responses
Average ACT
30
208 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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    22%
  • Game Days/spirit days
    20%
  • Homecoming pep rally
    20%
  • Choir Musical
    11%
  • Graduation ceremony
    11%
  • 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.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
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.57 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses

Westlake High School Reviews

375 reviews
All Categories
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!
Review Westlake High School
The classes at Westlake High School in Austin, TX have provided the rigor I need. You have many choices of AP classes and the teacher support has been great. Teachers have early morning tutoring and answer emails in the same day. Westlake has a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from and the counselors hold many sessions to inform us of colleges application procedures and help when we need it...for anything! The school has also started a culture of SEL.
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!