Westlake High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school. Westlake HS consistently receives recognition at all levels, including its rank among the 100 best high schools in the country by Newsweek magazine. It is one of just a few large, comprehensive high schools in the state to be rated Exemplary and exceeds both regional and state standardized test score averages in all categories. In 2015, Westlake was ranked by Niche.com as the #1 high school in Texas, #3 open admission comprehensive public high school in the U.S., and #7 in the nation overall.
Westlake HS students excel academically, as well as in music, arts and athletics. WHS consistently boasts impressive numbers in the National Merit competition, as a record 44 finalists received the honor in 2010. Traditionally, about 95 percent of students continue their education after graduation; since 2012 that number has remained above 98%.
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 Learning Center and Adult Transition Services.
The Westlake campus has grown considerably since its original 1969 construction. In 2008-09, the latest addition was a choir room. At that same time, the Library and Media Center and Performing Arts Center were renovated using bond funds.