Eanes ISD’s Westlake High School received national recognition by U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best High Schools ranking, according to a press release from the district April 21.
Out of the database of more than 24,000 public high schools, Westlake ranked 248, recognizing the EISD campus as a Gold Medal recipient.
Westlake also ranked first in the state among 6A comprehensive, four-year public high schools. Class 6A refers to schools serving a certain number of students. The campus received a ranking of 45 among all Texas high schools.
According to the report, high schools were ranked based on a variety of factors, including graduation rates, college-level exams and state assessments. The rankings excluded magnet, early college and charter schools as well as schools requiring an admissions process.
“Our students and teachers amaze us each and every year at Westlake High School,” Principal Steve Ramsey said. “We value our students, teachers, counselors, administrators and staff who have built a quality daily culture that allows us to succeed in so many areas, including academics.”