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 2,404 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 263 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 263 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Teachers are really caring, but the kids aren't very friendly. Good class variety
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Westlake High School has hosted by biggest insecurities but also my life changing revelations. It was the catalyst to my insecurities, but I didn't have these insecurities I wouldn't be the person I am today. I wouldn't choose this school if I could do it all over again because I feel like my time could have been happier, instead I spent most of it indifferent and upset.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Athletes are definitely favored and their mistakes aren't punished even when they're horrible. As in punching someone or breaking laws. Also, everyone acts as if only rich people should go to the school and there is a lot of judgement.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I could not be happier with the academic and social oppurtonities offered to me by Westlake High School. The faculty, teachers, and classes are outstanding. A beautiful campus and wide array of extracurricular activities make Westlake a wonderful experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My favorite experience with school so far is making the amazing memories with friends!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Oak Park High School 3 mi. 1,465
4.00 Agoura High School 4 mi. 2,180
4.33 Thousand Oaks High School 5 mi. 2,454
3.33 Royal High School 8 mi. 2,264
2.66 California Virtual Academy at San Diego 8 mi. 3,079

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


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Westlake High School United States Agoura High School California Virtual Academy at San Diego Oak Park High School Royal High School Thousand Oaks High School
White 65.0% 51.0% 81.0% 59.0% 78.0% 60.0% 66.0%
Hispanic 15.0% 25.0% 9.0% 18.0% 5.0% 29.0% 22.0%
Asian 12.0% 4.8% 7.0% 7.0% 13.0% 5.0% 6.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 1.0% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 3.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 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 30 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 17% Mr. Freed
  • 17% A great variety of classes and APs
  • 14% Lots of fun senior activities.
  • 12% It's very close to a bunch of good resturants
  • 11% Gets all your credits done earlie
  • 8% Go to a game!
  • 6% Oak Trees
  • 5% Nothing really
  • 3% Mr. Gangemi
  • 3% Very nice
  • 3% CPT

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

  • 36% Sport players are favored
  • 20% If you're not rich, you're looked down on
  • 16% Clothes are somewhat judged
  • 11% Football is favored over the amazing music program
  • 9% Too academically-driven
  • 4% Not as good as TOHS
  • 4% Hard to find nice people

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 28 responses

  • 39% Our advanced anatomy program
  • 14% Our over-achieving students
  • 14% The cool kids are also the smart kids!
  • 14% Public school that recruits athletically ;)
  • 11% Athletics and academic achievement
  • 7% Music Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 50% Rich kids who are smart.
  • 17% Smart jocks are real
  • 17% Good group of happy, smart people
  • 12% Upperclass douche
  • 4% Diverse, but not friendly in general.
  • 0% Rich Kids.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Walk on the right side of the hallway!
  • 28% You can never outsmart Mrs. Harrison
  • 20% Focus on your academics more, not the social scene
  • 16% Study hard, party harder

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 12% I hate everything about this school.