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Westlake HS Named One Of Nation's Best High Schools

Westlake High School moved up 32 spots and is now ranked number 261 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, announced Westlake Principal Steve Ramsey today. Westlake ranks first in the state for both 5A and 6A comprehensive four-year public high schools, excluding schools with a selective admissions process.

“When we received the information to look up our results this year, it was a truly humbling experience to see our ranking jump to number one in all of Texas while also jumping dramatically nationally,” said Ramsey. “We are so proud of our amazing students and their outstanding daily efforts in all academic and extracurricular areas and we also acknowledge the role our tireless and inspiring staff has on realizing this impressive achievement.” 


#261 in National Rankings

#46 in Texas high schools
        #1 in Texas 5A and 6A comprehensive, four-year public high schools*

#6 in Austin metro high schools
        #1 in Austin metro, comprehensive, four-year public high schools*

#221 in STEM high schools

* excluding magnets, Early College high schools, charters and schools with a selective admissions process

The Best High Schools rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. All data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

For more information on how U.S. News evaluates public high schools, please see the methodology.