Westlake High School (Texas)

Westlake High School is a public high school in unincorporated territory of Travis County, Texas, west of and adjacent to Austin.[2][3] The school is a part of the Eanes Independent School District. Westlake High School is the only high school in the Eanes ISD and serves West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, parts of Southwest Austin, as well as parts of unincorporated Travis County. The school was established in 1969 and opened in 1970.

Westlake High School
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Address
4100 Westbank Drive

, ,
78746

Coordinates30°16′33″N 97°48′56″W / 30.27583°N 97.81556°W / 30.27583; -97.81556Coordinates: 30°16′33″N 97°48′56″W / 30.27583°N 97.81556°W / 30.27583; -97.81556
Information
TypePublic high school
Opened1971
School districtEanes Independent School District
SuperintendentTom Leonard
PrincipalSteve Ramsey
Teaching staff188.32 (FTE)[1]
Grades912
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment2,772 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.72[1]
Color(s)      Red, Blue and White
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAAAA
Team nameChaparrals
NewspaperFeatherduster
YearbookEl Paisano
Websitewhs.eanesisd.net

In 2011, Westlake was ranked 72 on Newsweek Magazine's list of America's top High Schools.[4] In 2012, Westlake was #160 in the Newsweek poll.[5] In 2013, Westlake was #93 [6] and in 2014, Westlake was #117.[7]

In high school rankings by The Washington Post, Westlake was #136 in 2014 and 2013.[8][9] In 2012, it was #106 in The Washington Post poll,[10] #59 in 2011,[11] and #52 in 2010.[12]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Westlake was moved to the state's highest classification in 2014 when Texas added a 6A classification.[13]

AcademicsEdit

  • UIL Academic Meet Champions [14]
    • 1993(4A)

AthleticsEdit

The Westlake Chaparrals compete in these sports - [15]

Volleyball, cross country, football, basketball, powerlifting, wrestling, swimming, soccer, lacrosse, golf, tennis, track, baseball, softball, dance, and cheerleading.

State titlesEdit

  • Baseball - [16]
    • 1980(3A), 1984(4A)
  • Girls basketball
    • 1993(4A), 1995(5A), 1996(5A)[17]
  • Boys cross country - [18]
    • 1979(B), 1981(4A)
  • Girls cross country - [19]
    • 1975(B), 1976(B), 1977(B), 1985(4A), 1990(4A)
  • Football
  • Boys golf - [22]
    • 1980(3A), 1996(5A), 1999(5A), 2001(5A), 2009(5A), 2010(5A), 2014(5A), 2017(6A), 2018(6A), 2019(6A)
  • Girls golf
    • 2019(6A)
  • Boys swimming - [23]
    • 2006(5A)
  • Girls swimming - [24]
    • 1980(All), 1996(All), 1997(All), 2007(5A), 2008(5A), 2014(5A), 2015(5A)
  • Team tennis - [25]
    • 1984(4A), 1985(4A), 1992(4A), 2006(5A), 2007(5A), 2009(4A)
  • Volleyball - [26]
    • 1991(4A), 1993(4A), 2002(5A), 2004(5A)
  • Rugby -
    • 2015, 2016

OrchestraEdit

The orchestra program currently has three full orchestras competing in UIL each year.

BandEdit

The Westlake High School Chaparral Band has been named the Texas State Honor Band three times (AA, AAA, and AAAA) in its 30-year history.[27] A select group of Chap Band student musicians performed at the bi-annual conference of the internationally recognized World Association for Symphonic Bands (WASBE) in Cincinnati, OH in July 2009. The invitation to perform at WASBE is the first ever extended to a high school band organization.

State titlesEdit

  • Marching Band Sweepstakes Champions [28]
    • 1979(3A), 1982(3A)

CheerleadingEdit

The Westlake Cheer Program's Red Team has won the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019 UCA Super Varsity Division 1 National High School Cheerleading Championships.[29][30]

Notable alumniEdit

In popular cultureEdit

Neptune High, the high school in Veronica Mars, is partially based on Westlake, where the father of writer-producer Rob Thomas once served as vice-principal.[41]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "WESTLAKE H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Home." Westlake High School. Retrieved December 31, 2012. "4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746"
  3. ^ "Jurisdiction Map" (PDF). City of Austin. 2018-01-01. Retrieved 2019-05-21. - Also see: "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: West Lake Hills city, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2012. (Archive)
  4. ^ "Newsweek: America's Best High Schools". Newsweek (New York). June 19, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011
  5. ^ "America's Best High Schools 2012". Retrieved February 9, 2015
  6. ^ "2013 America's Best High Schools". Retrieved February 9, 2015
  7. ^ "Newsweek 2014 America's High Schools". Retrieved February 9, 2015
  8. ^ "High School Challenge 2014" Retrieved February 9, 2015
  9. ^ "High School Challenge 2013" Retrieved February 9, 2015
  10. ^ "High School Challenge 2012" Retrieved February 9, 2015
  11. ^ "High School Challenge 2011" Retrieved February 9, 2015
  12. ^ "High School Challenge 2010" Retrieved February 9, 2015
  13. ^ http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/sportsdaydfw/2013/02/26/uil-officially-approves-changes-that-add-6a-classification-expand-playoffs
  14. ^ UIL Academic Meet Champions
  15. ^ The Athletics Department
  16. ^ UIL Baseball Archives
  17. ^ "UIL State Girls Basketball Champions". www.uiltexas.org. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  18. ^ UIL Boys Cross Country Archives
  19. ^ UIL Girls Cross Country Archives
  20. ^ "Austin Westlake Chaparrals". Lone Star Football Network. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  21. ^ "2019-2020 Football State Championship Results". University Interscholastic League. Archived from the original on December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  22. ^ UIL Centennial webpage
  23. ^ UIL Boys Swimming Archives
  24. ^ UIL Girls Swimming Archives
  25. ^ UIL Centennial webpage
  26. ^ UIL Volleyball Archives
  27. ^ "Texas Honor Band Search History".
  28. ^ UIL Marching Band Archives
  29. ^ "Westlake Red Cheerleading wins national championship for second year". KXAN-TV. February 2014.
  30. ^ "Super Varsity Division I Final Results" (PDF).
  31. ^ "Kyle Adams". purduesports.com.
  32. ^ Cargile, Erin (December 29, 2011). "How Ben lived with his heart condition". KXAN.com. Austin. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  33. ^ "Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads, and wins, by example". The Washington Post. February 3, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  34. ^ Hall, Michael (October 1999). "We Love the Westlake Chaps. No, Really". Texas Monthly.
  35. ^ "Drew Brees passed his first test as a QB in the Canyon". Rockdale Reporter. February 11, 2010.
  36. ^ "QB hotbed: Brees, Foles share high school". ESPN. January 2, 2014.
  37. ^ a b "Little Athletes, Big Dreams". The Austin Chronicle. June 10, 2005.
  38. ^ "Westlake's QB honor roll". Austin American-Statesman. October 7, 2011.
  39. ^ "Scott Spann","USA Swimming", Retrieved July 14, 2011 Archived December 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  40. ^ "Huston Street". Sports Pundit. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  41. ^ Acosta, Belinda. "From Austin to Neptune". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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