The Westlake High School Class of 2016 surpassed state and national averages in American College Tests (ACT) taken last spring, marking a 26.8 average compared to the state average of 20.6 and national average of 20.8.
"While no single measurement can evaluate success, our students' progress on the ACT shows that our emphasis on college ready and college successful students is working," said Steve Ramsey, Westlake High School principal. "We attribute this success to all of the dedicated teachers who play such a valuable role in our students' achievements."
2015-16 American College Test (ACT) Averages (2015 numbers listed parenthetically)
Westlake HS 26.8 (26.4)
Texas 20.6 (20.6)
National 20.8 (21.0)
|An impressive 67 percent of Westlake High School students met the ACT college readiness benchmark scores in all four subject areas, compared to 26 percent statewide. By subject, college readiness percentages were as follows, with the state average noted parenthetically:
- 92 percent ACT English (57)
- 84 percent ACT Math (42)
- 80 percent ACT Reading (43)
- 73 percent ACT Science (35)
College readiness benchmark scores on the above ACT subject-area tests represent the level of achievement required for students to have a 50 percent chance of obtaining a B or higher or about a 75 percent chance of obtaining a C or higher in corresponding credit-bearing first-year college courses. These college courses include English composition (English), college algebra (Math), introductory social science courses (Reading), and biology (Science).
Westlake High School had 594 students take the ACT, down slightly from 605 students in 2015.