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Westlake High School

4100 Westbank Dr., Austin, 78746
(512) 732-9280

Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 2,573
School Hours: 8:45am - 4:10pm

Principal: Steve Ramsey
Executive Asst. to the Principal: Laurie Ackerman
Asst. Principals: Paul Cooley, Michel Froneberger, Casey Ryan, Stephen Shands, Bryan Shippey
Admin Assistants: Christi Ford, Karen Lear, Debbie Machicek

Ranked 1st in Texas, 3rd in nation by Niche (2015)
TEA Met Standard School
U. S. Blue Ribbon School
Texas Successful Schools Award for Outstanding Performance
Top High Schools Lists, Newsweek Magazine and U.S. News

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 magazine. 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.  


Steve Ramsey

Degrees Held, Universities Attended: Master’s of Education in Educational Administration from Texas State University in 2007, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas-Austin in 1995
Honors and Awards: EANESpiration Winner Spring 2011; NASSP National Presenter Spring 2012; TASSP Assistant Principal of the Year Nominee; Austin High School Favorite Teacher of the Year 01-02; Dean's List University of Texas at Austin
Joined EISD:
February 2002
Previous School Districts:
Austin, Duncanville, and Humble ISD