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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Westlake High School is a highly rated, public school located in Thornwood, NY. It has 550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
825 Westlake Dr
Thornwood, NY 10594
Telephone
(914) 769-8311
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Westlake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
158 responses
Average ACT
27
71 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$111,023
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,482
National
$949
Median Home Value
$629,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Homecoming game
    31%
  • Pep Rally
    25%
  • Hallway Decorating
    19%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
550
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$112,960
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$28,155/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I am a senior at Westlake High School. The best part of my 4 years here has been the Music and Arts Program. We have a thriving environment to express ourselves through school plays, music concerts and a wonderful AP Art Program. We are a public school and are fortunate to get all supplies we need including a photography dark room, a kiln for ceramics, all necessities for drawing and painting and an extremely large studio to work in.
Our Foreign Language Program however, is limited to only 2 offerings, Spanish and Italian. I would like to see this changed to include maybe French, Mandarin, Latin and Arabic.
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My overall experience at Westlake high school was very good. Teachers and staff are always willing to help out students regardless of how busy they might be. Westlake puts a lot of emphasis on its sports and activities. There are several academic help resources on campus which are available to all students. Generally, Westlake prepares students well for their college careers. My experience at Westlake is one I will never forget.
I liked that Westlake High School offered a diverse array of options in terms of both classes and extracurricular activities. Westlake is able to adequately prepare students for college through its vast repertoire of AP courses and a supportive and involved guidance department. My suggestion to improve Westlake would be to update certain facilities that have not changed since they were built over 50 years ago, such as the auditorium or the bathrooms.