Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, CA - Niche

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Westlake High School is a public school in Thousand Oaks, California. It has 2,379 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 259 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

100 North Lakeview Canyon Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 497-6711

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3.6 from 259 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My favorite experience with school so far is making the amazing memories with friends!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I was involved in two extra-credit programs while attending, Theatre and Band (Colorguard). They were both great programs in that they were well respected in the school. However, funding and program directing were ultimately the responsibility of the teacher/parent booster programs.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: Right out of graduation I went to a community college, and the counselors at WHS were helpful both with the process of applying to 4-year colleges as well as junior colleges. I felt prepared for the classes that were required and I felt like they prepared us well as individuals to become independent and strike out on our own.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The office staff was great. The really care for the students. There is a strict dress code policy. They have a good system set up for trouble students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are the best part. They are going to influence the student the most. The go out of the way to help struggling students. I know because they helped me. If it wasn't for my teachers I would have dropped out of high school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Oaks Christian School Private, Religious
River Oaks Academy Public, Charter
4.00 Westlake Hills Elementary School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
4.00 White Oak Elementary School Public
Carden Conejo School Private
St. Jude the Apostle School Private, Religious
Children's Learning Center Montessori Private, Montessori
Little Oaks School Private, Religious
4.00 Yerba Buena Elementary School Public
3.33 Conejo Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 Lindero Canyon Middle School Public
2.33 Hillcrest Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Westlake Elementary School Public
4.33 Red Oak Elementary School Public
Ascension Lutheran School Private, Religious
4.33 Colina Middle School Public
4.00 Meadows Arts & Technology Elementary School Public, Charter
California Learning Center - Thousand Oaks Private, Alternative
First Baptist Academy Private, Religious
Conejo Jewish Day School Private, Religious
4.33 Oak Hills Elementary School Public
Oak View High School Public, Alternative
Oak View High School Public, Alternative
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School Private, Religious
4.33 Los Cerritos Middle School Public
4.33 Oak Park High School Public
Pinecrest School - Thousand Oaks Private
3.33 Glenwood Elementary School Public
4.00 Willow Elementary School Public
4.00 Sumac Elementary School Public
4.00 Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education Public, Alternative
4.33 Lane Ranch Elementary School Public
Century Academy Public, Alternative
4.33 Brookside Elementary School Public
Park Oaks Elementary School Public
4.33 Medea Creek Middle School Public
St. Paschal Baylon School Private, Religious
4.00 Acacia Elementary School Public
4.00 Agoura High School Public
Indian Hills Continuation High School Public, Alternative
3.66 Ladera Elementary School Public
3.66 Wood Ranch Elementary School Public
4.33 Thousand Oaks High School Public
4.33 Redwood Middle School Public
The Born Learners School Private
Montessori Children's Place Private, Montessori
Bethany Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Aspen Elementary School Public
4.00 Weathersfield Elementary School Public
Honey Tree Early Childhood Center Private, Religious
4.00 Madrona Elementary School Public
4.00 Wildwood Elementary School Public
Ilan Ramon Day School Private, Religious
Conejo Valley Continuation High School Public, Alternative
4.00 Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School Public
Light House Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Madera Elementary School Public
4.00 Hollow Hills Elementary School Public
3.00 Lincoln Elementary School Public
3.66 Sinaloa Middle School Public
Stoneridge Preparatory School Private
Simi Valley Adventist School Private, Religious
Grace Brethren Elementary School Private, Religious
St. Rose of Lima Elementary School Private, Religious
3.33 Royal High School Public
3.66 Arroyo Elementary School Public
3.66 Hillside Middle School Public
4.00 Arthur E. Wright Middle School Public
New Village Leadership Academy Private
4.00 EARTHS Magnet School Public, Alternative
3.33 Crestview Elementary School Public
Passageway School Private, Special Education
Arbor Academy Private
4.00 Lupin Hill Elementary School Public
Pinecrest School - Moorpark Private
4.00 Sequoia Middle School Public
4.00 Mesa Verde Middle School Public
Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten Private
4.00 Peach Hill Academy Public
Conejo Adventist Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Grace Brethren Junior/Senior High School Private, Religious
4.00 Newbury Park Adventist Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Mountain View Elementary School Public
2.66 Berylwood Elementary School Public
3.00 Park View Elementary School Public
4.00 Walnut Elementary School Public
Calmont School Private
3.00 Justin Elementary School Public
4.00 Maple Elementary School Public
Community High School Public, Alternative
4.00 Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Public
4.33 Malibu High School Public
4.00 Vista Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Oak Park High School 3 mi. 1,355
4.00 Agoura High School 4 mi. 2,084
4.33 Thousand Oaks High School 5 mi. 2,497
3.33 Royal High School 8 mi. 2,470
4.00 Moorpark High School 9 mi. 2,305

Around Westlake High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Westlake High School United States Agoura High School Moorpark High School Oak Park High School Royal High School Thousand Oaks High School
White 65.0% 51.6% 81.0% 54.0% 80.0% 62.0% 68.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 24.5% 8.0% 34.0% 4.0% 28.0% 20.0%
Asian 13.0% 4.7% 7.0% 7.0% 13.0% 6.0% 6.0%
African American 2.0% 15.2% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.5%
Grade 10 26.2%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 25.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 17% A great variety of classes and APs
  • 17% Mr. Freed
  • 15% Lots of fun senior activities.
  • 13% It's very close to a bunch of good resturants
  • 10% Go to a game!
  • 10% Gets all your credits done earlie
  • 6% Nothing really
  • 6% Oak Trees
  • 4% Mr. Gangemi
  • 2% Very nice

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 37% Sport players are favored
  • 20% If you're not rich, you're looked down on
  • 17% Clothes are somewhat judged
  • 11% Football is favored over the amazing music program
  • 9% Too academically-driven
  • 6% Not as good as TOHS

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 42% Our advanced anatomy program
  • 17% The cool kids are also the smart kids!
  • 12% Our over-achieving students
  • 12% Public school that recruits athletically ;)
  • 8% Athletics and academic achievement
  • 8% Music Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 55% Rich kids who are smart.
  • 18% Smart jocks are real
  • 14% Upperclass douche
  • 14% Good group of happy, smart people

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 38% Walk on the right side of the hallway!
  • 29% You can never outsmart Mrs. Harrison
  • 19% Focus on your academics more, not the social scene
  • 14% Study hard, party harder

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 15% I hate everything about this school.