Westlake High School Reviews
Rating 3.8 out of 5 138 reviews
Westlake High School is a small school, that offers many electives and options for learning for students. Everyone has a place to fit in.
I had an overall very good experience with Westlake High School. The count of the student body is not very large, so one-on-one time with teachers is often available. Westlake provides many interesting courses and has many opportunities like different clubs and contests. I like all my teachers and they are always there to help out whenever I have a question. There are also many AP courses with very good teachers, which are all very interesting. I really enjoy the science program at Westlake but I also enjoy the wide variety of art classes available.
The teachers and staff genuinely care about their students. This school is in a small town so everything feels personal
I like the fact that there is more opportunity at Westlake High School, like sports, subjects, electives, and clubs. I would love to see more sports, like badminton and volleyball for boys.
Westlake High School is a great public school! The teachers here are phenomenal as well as the guidance counselors and the rest of the staff. Great variety of courses offered and strong academically. Athletics here are competitive too. The only thing I would change at Westlake is the outdated campus. The building is fairly old and the school needs better courts, fields, and other improvements outdoors.
Some teachers seem to favor other students, usually the more popular and higher class students. Seems to ignore any type of teasing. Ok at leading students through the college application process, I didn't even know I applied for a student loan until the paperwork came in the mail/
Going to Westlake high school was one of my favorite experiences and overall had very good teaching. Once entering high school I was not the smartest and struggled with math and English. But the teachers I had put in a lot of effort to help me and other student who struggled like me. These teachers were there whenever you needed them and always offered a helping hand. The high school overall was safe, fun, and a good environment. I wish I could go back to my high school days, but now I'm going into sophomore year of college at Johnson & Wales University, studying Sports Management. I was able to find this college because of my amazing guidance counselor who put me in the right direction. I had no idea where was the right place for me, but when she told me about JWU I've never heard about it and starting looking into it. Thankful for her, I am now at a college that is perfect for me and I would never think twice about choosing a different college.
I loved the teachers and most of the students at my school. I felt challenged in many of the classes and well-prepared for college. I would have liked to see a greater variety of classes offered and more diverse student body.
I liked all the people and most of the staff members. Just about any staff member you go to will welcome you with open arms and offer you help if needed. It is a very small district and not diverse which is my only con.
My experience with Westlake High School has been excellent. I have been impressed with the college readiness and the help the teachers and staff provide. There is an abundance amount of opportunities to explore different fields of studies and ways of enhancing your education. For example, there are numerous electives and after-school clubs to explore interests. In addition, the environment is very caring and although there is not much diversity within the school, anyone would be able to fit in. The sports teams are not the best, however, the coaches and players put in the hard work day in and day out to try to be as successful as they can be. Overall, there is no other school that I would have rather attended.
Everything there was average. It’s AP and honors classes were not very challenging. We did not have the best facilities and the school was pretty small and not diverse at all
I love WHS so much! The faculty really cares about its students and there is such a positive atmosphere here.
I liked a lot of things about Westlake. One thing in paticular is how beneficial the couselors were all four years of making sure what to do. From picking classes to picking colleges. Our counselors at our school work very hard for us and it was something to admire and thank, because if it wasn't for them and for the great, fun teachers, westlake wouldn't be what it is.
The Administration and teachers are both amazing at Westlake and they have prepared me for college very well. I think that the guidance department does an amazing job helping students in high school transition to applying to colleges.
School is better than many others in Westchester County. Tons of AP class offerings. Relatively white blue color population. Rich mentality-many entitled teens.
Westlake High School is overall the perfect environment to build a community in. Teachers and staff often provide many resources for students, parents and administrators to utilize. They want all parents and students to feel welcomed and connected towards one another. It is more efficient when the community sees eye to eye on certain subjects and this is what the community of westlake ensures. We often accommodate for many and when someone feels their particular needs are not being met, they are not afraid to speak up. We have made many new arrangements to the town over the past several years and will continue to do that in the years to follow.
My experience at Westlake High School helped me realize why I want to be successful in my life. The motivation and support my teachers and counselors gave me was incredible and I would not trade it for the world. The way teachers built relationships with their students was breathtaking, students would look up to them as if they were another parent. Establishing that relationship helped many kids get out of bad spots they had been stuck in. School spirit also played a huge roll. Between sports and the arts, every event was packed with the entire communities support. One thing I would change about Westlake would be the amount of fundraisers they hold. I think holding more fundraisers would not only benefit different charities and organizations, but help the students appreciate what they do have and give back to those in need. Realizing how easy it is to give back could inspire kids to do more for others and develop as well rounded young adults.