Westlake High School
4100 Westbank Dr.,
Austin, TX 78746
School Hours: 8:50am - 4:15pm
Principal: Steve Ramsey
Executive Asst. to the Principal: Laurie Ackerman
Westlake High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school where the curriculum is primarily college preparatory. The school’s average total enrollment, grades 9-12, is 2,573. Westlake consistently receives recognition at all levels, including its rank among the 100 best high schools in the country by Newsweek and US News magazines. The school consistently exceeds both regional and state standardized test score averages in all categories.
Westlake students excel academically, as well as in music, arts and athletics. WHS consistently boasts impressive numbers in the National Merit competition and Presidential Scholars program. Traditionally, about 99 percent of students are accepted directly to college. On average, more than $20 million in scholarships is offered to WHS grads annually.
Westlake High School offers a full slate of Advanced Placement courses, a Career and Technical Education program, an acclaimed Performing Arts department, as well as special support programs such as the TLC (The Learning Center) and Adult Transition Services (formerly 19+ program).
Westlake is a sprawling campus that includes a dedicated Ninth Grade Center. In 2008-09, a choir room was added, and the Research Center and Performing Arts Center were renovated. The 2011 bond program provided safety updates in the stadium, roofing, flooring, PAC equipment upgrades, as well as major updates to the Family Consumer Science classrooms, TLC and Alternative Education Program. The 2015 bond program included the construction of a new Robotics facility and upgrades to the Chaparral Stadium sound system.