Westlake High School

  • Westlake High School serves 2,194 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Westlake High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Westlake High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Westlake High School's student population of 2,194 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2016)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,194 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westlake High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Westlake High School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#1614 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
15%
12%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
54%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameConejo Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I attended WHS, and it was one of the best four years of school in my life, they'll do anything to help you pass each grade.
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2  
Academic quality suffers from school refusal to allow students full use of 21st century technologies. Many teachers mired in administrative 70's era policies and mindset. Extracurricular activities are only accessible to those who can afford to pay thousands of dollars for them. Facilities are a little better than some other public high schools in the area. Parent involvement is restricted by administration. Many teachers are inaccessible to students and parents alike.
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5  
Westlake High School is an amazing school. Kis who are interested in learning will be very academically challenged in the honors classes. The sports and music programs are outstanding. People move from from many other areas to attend schools in the Conejo Valley and Westlake High School upholds that reputation. We would choose this school over Oaks Christian anyday.
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If one likes being w/ a racist, ignorant, arrogant, over-competitive, self- centered, uninviting snob then W.H.S is the best school for you because there are plenty of individuals like that. Oh, and if your son/daughter is planning on taking honors this year brace yourselves for they will experience the mental abuse of your lifetime because here at Westlake we like to prepare our students for life by completely lowering their self-esteems. Westlake high school's campus is pretty on the outside but what goes on inside is ugly... just like their students.
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