Westlake High School

Summary:

Westlake High School is a public high school in Austin, Texas, serving 2,825 students in grades 9-12 and part of the highly-ranked Eanes Independent School District. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Texas, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance across multiple metrics.

Westlake High School's academic excellence is evident in its consistently high test scores, with 94% of students proficient or better in English I Reading compared to 54% statewide. The school's 4-year graduation rate of 98.8% is significantly higher than the state average, and its student-teacher ratio of 14.1 is lower than the state average, contributing to its success. Westlake's performance is particularly strong for its Asian, White, and multi-racial student subgroups, which rank among the top in the state, and it also performs well for its Hispanic and English Language Learner students, ranking in the top 100 schools in Texas.

In contrast, nearby schools such as Travis County Juvenile Detention Center and Leadership Academy have significantly lower academic performance and higher percentages of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, highlighting the stark educational opportunities and outcomes in the region. While Westlake High School is an exceptional school, there may be opportunities to further support its African American and low-socioeconomic status student subgroups, which have slightly lower performance compared to the school's overall high achievement.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4100 Westbank Dr
       Austin, TX  78746-6599


(512) 732-9280

District: Eanes Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
47th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,824 Help


Feeder schools for Westlake High School:

Elementary:    Barton Creek Elementary
    Bridge Point Elementary
    Cedar Creek Elementary
    Eanes Elementary
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Middle:    Hill Country Middle
    West Ridge Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  2,825

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.2%
Hispanic:
15.9%
Asian:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westlake High School ranks better than 97.6% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.58. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Westlake High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Westlake High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (63.2%), Hispanic (15.9%), Asian (13.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westlake High School is 14.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westlake High School is $9,824.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westlake High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Westlake High School 47th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Westlake High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Eanes Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Eanes Independent School District (Isd) 6th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westlake High School

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Rank History for all students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.40 39th 1427 97.3%
2005 88.27 20th 1429 98.6%
2006 87.21 26th 1430 98.2%
2007 85.80 46th 1497 96.9%
2008 86.21 41st 1510 97.3%
2009 85.30 25th 1539 98.4%
2010 82.05 41st 1568 97.4%
2011 81.13 57th 1672 96.6%
2012 73.91 180th 1603 88.8%
2013 87.18 18th 1652 98.9%
2014 84.61 49th 1734 97.2%
2015 83.73 33rd 1743 98.1%
2016 81.68 60th 1762 96.6%
2017 94.33 20th 1777 98.9%
2018 92.96 30th 1797 98.3%
2019 92.64 25th 1857 98.7%
2021 89.46 61st 1861 96.7%
2022 89.90 64th 1876 96.6%
2023 90.58 47th 1961 97.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.98 19th 582 96.7%
2019 85.91 44th 604 92.7%
2021 81.48 56th 588 90.5%
2022 91.14 24th 664 96.4%
2023 89.69 22nd 677 96.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.72 23rd 1113 97.9%
2019 97.15 28th 1136 97.5%
2021 98.82 17th 1195 98.6%
2022 85.70 86th 1278 93.3%
2023 89.35 79th 1371 94.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.39 16th 1347 98.8%
2019 98.88 17th 1357 98.7%
2021 95.29 44th 1382 96.8%
2022 91.28 64th 1418 95.5%
2023 96.82 34th 1478 97.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.16 115th 1794 93.6%
2019 84.21 117th 1818 93.6%
2021 84.73 98th 1848 94.7%
2022 73.63 233rd 1847 87.4%
2023 79.39 174th 1897 90.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.24 36th 1781 98.0%
2019 91.52 25th 1798 98.6%
2021 87.70 72nd 1815 96.0%
2022 88.02 72nd 1841 96.1%
2023 88.97 52nd 1891 97.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.13 250th 1137 78.0%
2019 66.97 385th 1145 66.4%
2021 74.87 76th 1177 93.5%
2022 73.45 55th 1172 95.3%
2023 72.16 88th 1182 92.6%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for Gifted and Talented Students!

Rank History for At Risk students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.36 116th 1784 93.5%
2019 89.92 74th 1810 95.9%
2021 76.71 184th 1829 89.9%
2022 75.73 206th 1837 88.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.12 40th 1803 97.8%
2019 92.62 35th 1824 98.1%
2021 89.41 73rd 1840 96.0%
2022 89.97 67th 1853 96.4%
2023 90.76 56th 1913 97.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.92 37th 486 92.4%
2019 84.64 21st 487 95.7%
2021 81.72 38th 488 92.2%
2022 82.24 42nd 507 91.7%
2023 78.54 67th 525 87.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.22 33rd 1013 96.7%
2019 90.55 58th 1024 94.3%
2021 92.43 42nd 1020 95.9%
2022 89.92 70th 1031 93.2%
2023 54.12 376th 1069 64.8%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.04 58th 1691 96.6%
2019 90.78 58th 1714 96.6%
2021 87.98 73rd 1743 95.8%
2022 89.40 71st 1762 96.0%
2023 88.20 85th 1820 95.3%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Westlake High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.85 50th 1539 96.8%
2019 88.78 40th 1526 97.4%
2021 81.54 121st 1510 92.0%
2022 82.73 105th 1525 93.1%
2023 85.09 82nd 1576 94.8%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Westlake High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1474 7 31 30 n/a n/a n/a 0 1542
1989 1378 9 39 34 0 n/a n/a 0 1460
1990 1342 9 44 40 0 n/a n/a 0 1435
1991 1365 7 53 52 1 n/a n/a 0 1478
1992 1356 7 66 45 4 n/a n/a 0 1478
1993 1478 7 82 58 18 n/a n/a 0 1643
1994 1594 8 80 69 41 n/a n/a 0 1792
1995 1761 12 92 78 26 n/a n/a 0 1969
1996 1761 12 92 78 26 n/a n/a 0 1969
1997 1785 15 98 91 15 n/a n/a 0 2004
1998 1909 13 123 94 3 n/a n/a 0 2142
1999 1971 12 121 85 5 n/a n/a 0 2194
2000 2027 9 132 114 10 n/a n/a 0 2292
2001 2098 7 145 101 9 n/a n/a 0 2360
2002 2065 8 157 132 9 n/a n/a 0 2371
2003 2065 8 157 132 9 n/a n/a 0 2371
2004 2032 11 168 130 9 n/a n/a 0 2350
2005 2060 11 171 135 10 n/a n/a 0 2387
2006 2024 11 180 133 19 n/a n/a 0 2367
2007 2032 14 190 137 15 n/a n/a 0 2388
2008 2054 21 205 156 14 n/a n/a 0 2450
2009 2010 25 209 178 17 n/a n/a 0 2439
2010 2031 25 216 194 13 n/a n/a 0 2479
2011 1912 23 229 289 19 2 90 0 2564
2012 1885 24 232 322 9 1 89 0 2562
2013 1832 25 244 355 7 2 92 0 2557
2014 1844 28 256 371 7 2 99 0 2607
2015 1763 31 262 365 5 2 113 0 2541
2016 1781 24 290 362 9 1 117 0 2584
2017 1833 23 333 350 9 1 110 0 2659
2018 1838 26 363 334 8 1 113 0 2683
2019 1914 20 373 347 9 1 108 0 2772
2020 1947 26 372 353 10 1 124 0 2833
2021 1911 29 376 375 10 1 125 0 2827
2022 1825 21 370 438 5 2 162 0 2823
2023 1786 23 394 450 3 1 168 0 2825

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Westlake High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1542 110.0 14.0 n/a
1989 1460 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1435 99.0 14.4 n/a
1991 1478 98.7 14.9 n/a
1992 1478 98.4 15.0 1.3
1993 1643 107.0 15.4 1.2
1994 1792 108.0 16.6 0.8
1995 1969 126.8 15.5 0.7
1996 1969 126.8 15.5 0.7
1997 2004 126.9 15.8 1.3
1998 2142 136.6 15.7 1
1999 2194 145.2 15.1 1.5
2000 2292 157.0 14.6 1.7
2001 2360 157.5 15.0 2.1
2002 2371 151.3 15.7 2.2
2003 2371 151.3 15.7 2.2
2004 2350 136.8 17.2 1.8
2005 2387 136.4 17.5 2.7
2006 2367 149.5 15.8 2.4
2007 2388 153.6 15.5 2.5
2008 2450 172.0 14.2 2.2
2009 2439 173.6 14.0 2.6
2010 2479 176.8 14.0 2.3
2011 2564 178.5 14.3 2.4
2012 2562 168.4 15.2 2.8
2013 2557 169.8 15.0 3.2
2014 2607 177.0 14.7 3.2
2015 2541 178.0 14.2 2.8
2016 2584 173.0 14.9 2.4
2017 2659 180.6 14.7 2.5
2018 2683 182.0 14.7 2.8
2019 2772 188.3 14.7 3.2
2020 2833 197.1 14.3 3.4
2021 2827 198.5 14.2 3.6
2022 2823 197.2 14.3 3.9
2023 2825 199.5 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Westlake High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1542 110.0 14.0 n/a
1989 1460 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1435 99.0 14.4 n/a
1991 1478 98.7 14.9 n/a
1992 1478 98.4 15.0 1.3
1993 1643 107.0 15.4 1.2
1994 1792 108.0 16.6 0.8
1995 1969 126.8 15.5 0.7
1996 1969 126.8 15.5 0.7
1997 2004 126.9 15.8 1.3
1998 2142 136.6 15.7 1
1999 2194 145.2 15.1 1.5
2000 2292 157.0 14.6 1.7
2001 2360 157.5 15.0 2.1
2002 2371 151.3 15.7 2.2
2003 2371 151.3 15.7 2.2
2004 2350 136.8 17.2 1.8
2005 2387 136.4 17.5 2.7
2006 2367 149.5 15.8 2.4
2007 2388 153.6 15.5 2.5
2008 2450 172.0 14.2 2.2
2009 2439 173.6 14.0 2.6
2010 2479 176.8 14.0 2.3
2011 2564 178.5 14.3 2.4
2012 2562 168.4 15.2 2.8
2013 2557 169.8 15.0 3.2
2014 2607 177.0 14.7 3.2
2015 2541 178.0 14.2 2.8
2016 2584 173.0 14.9 2.4
2017 2659 180.6 14.7 2.5
2018 2683 182.0 14.7 2.8
2019 2772 188.3 14.7 3.2
2020 2833 197.1 14.3 3.4
2021 2827 198.5 14.2 3.6
2022 2823 197.2 14.3 3.9
2023 2825 199.5 14.1 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Westlake High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $190 (1.9%) $9,778 (98.1%) $9,969
2020 $134 (1.3%) $10,133 (98.7%) $10,267
2021 $202 (2.1%) $9,621 (97.9%) $9,824

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Westlake High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 25th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 47th of 1961 High schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Westlake High School)8366
 17%
   End of Course Algebra I (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))9384
 9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Westlake High School)9595
   End of Course Biology (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))9595
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Westlake High School)9394
 1%
   End of Course English I Reading (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))9394
 1%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Westlake High School)9293
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))9293
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Westlake High School)9894
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Eanes Independent School District (Isd))9894
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students27722825
 1.9%
African American2023
 15%
American Indian93
 66.7%
Asian373394
 5.6%
Hispanic347450
 29.7%
Pacific Islander11
White19141786
 6.7%
Two or More Races108168
 55.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westlake High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,825 students attended Westlake High School.

Westlake High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Barton Creek Elementary
Elementary : Bridge Point Elementary
Elementary : Cedar Creek Elementary
Elementary : Eanes Elementary
Elementary : Forest Trail Elementary
Elementary : Valley View Elementary
Middle : Hill Country Middle
Middle : West Ridge Middle

Students at Westlake High School are 63% White, 16% Hispanic, 14% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

Yes! Westlake High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 47th of 1961 Texas high schools.


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