99 out of 10GreatSchools

Westlake High School

Austin, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-12
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  • Enrollment: 2683


Westlake High School
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 732-9280
Westlake High School is located in Austin, TX and serves grades 7-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Reviews17 Reviews

The reason why Westlake is so high up in academics is not because everyone is able to retain the information better magically, its because students are breaking their back with stress, spending almost 9-10 hours of the day in between classes, the testing center, clubs, and tutors. Kids drink double shot coffee and some even do drugs to stay awake for AP classes and testing. Bullying is rampant, with kids being made fun of for not fitting the Texas standard of white and privileged. Don't send your kid here.
The course catalog and AP teachers are outstanding. Unfortunately, Westlake doesn’t offer college credit like many other schools including dripping Springs. Also this is a very competitive high school in the wealthiest neighborhood and Austin. Parents spend thousands of dollars on private tutors, SAT advisors, private lessons for sports and music, etc., so it’s very difficult to keep up and even harder to make the top 6%. The cut off for the top 15% is typically a grade point average of around 112 which means you have to max your # of AP classes and make 95s or better in all of them. Also, if you are a conservative Christian, you will feel under attack from the administration, principal and teachers. Many teachers, with support from the superintendent, exert their personal liberal political views as facts in the classroom. Also, the superintendent protested against opening schools with his teachers when 70+% of parents wanted schools to open.
Amazing, truly prepares students for success in college. Many courses at or above college level
My daughter transferred to WHS and has been saying nothing but good about the school. She experienced cyber bully which was handled very effectively by the school management. I am proud to see my confident girl knowing she is valued and protected, all the credits go to WHS' wonderful teachers, staff and management.
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