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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 215 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 215 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: Need better foreign language teachers.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There seems to be plenty of extracurricular activities at this school. There is something for everyone.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: For a school this size, they need to have 2 dance teams. They only have one with about a dozen dancers, and so many qualified dancers are in the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration don't really put an effort towards connecting with kids. It almost comes off that the majority of staff don't actually enjoy children which bewilders me,
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of extracurriculars offered at Westlake. The problem is that it is sometimes difficult to get involved in something because of how cliquey things can get.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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4.00 Westlake Hills Elementary School Public
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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
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4.33 Los Cerritos Middle School Public
4.33 Oak Park High School Public
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4.33 Medea Creek Middle School Public
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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
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Bethany Christian School Private, Religious
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4.00 Wildwood Elementary School Public
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Conejo Valley Continuation High School Public, Alternative
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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
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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
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Pinecrest School - Moorpark Private
4.00 Sequoia Middle School Public
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Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten Private
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2.66 Berylwood Elementary School Public
3.00 Park View Elementary School Public
4.00 Walnut Elementary School Public
Calmont School Private
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4.00 Maple Elementary School Public
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4.00 Juan Cabrillo Elementary School Public
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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


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 21 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 21% Mr. Freed
  • 15% A great variety of classes and APs
  • 13% Lots of fun senior activities.
  • 10% It's very close to a bunch of good resturants
  • 10% Gets all your credits done earlie
  • 8% Go to a game!
  • 8% Nothing really
  • 8% Oak Trees
  • 5% Mr. Gangemi
  • 3% Very nice

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 39% Sport players are favored
  • 22% If you're not rich, you're looked down on
  • 13% Too academically-driven
  • 13% Clothes are somewhat judged
  • 9% Not as good as TOHS
  • 4% Football is favored over the amazing music program

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 29% Our advanced anatomy program
  • 18% The cool kids are also the smart kids!
  • 18% Public school that recruits athletically ;)
  • 12% Our over-achieving students
  • 12% Athletics and academic achievement
  • 12% Music Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Rich kids who are smart.
  • 20% Smart jocks are real
  • 13% Upperclass douche
  • 7% Good group of happy, smart people

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Walk on the right side of the hallway!
  • 31% You can never outsmart Mrs. Harrison
  • 19% Study hard, party harder
  • 6% Focus on your academics more, not the social scene

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 15 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 23% I hate everything about this school.