Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Westwood High School – Newsweek – 57/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Westwood High School – Newsweek – 57/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Westwood High School – Newsweek – 57/100


Westwood High School

City: Austin
School Classification: O
Grad Rate(%):100
AP/IB Tests:1.1
College Bound(%):97
AVG SAT: 1777
AVG ACT: 26.8

12400 Mellow Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78750, United States


Westwood High School (abbreviated WHS) is a public, four-year secondary school in Austin, Texas, and is part of the Round Rock Independent School District.

In 2013, Westwood was ranked the 57th best high school in the nation and the 8th best high school in Texas by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Children at Risk ranked Westwood as the number 2 public high school in Austin in 2012.

Westwood offers the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs to its students and has a robust college matriculation rate. As of the 2012-2013 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,431 students and 165 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 14.7.

In the class of 2009, 73% of Westwood seniors took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, averaging 5.1 exams per test taker, with a participant pass rate of 91.2%. For the class of 2010, the mean composite SAT score was 1801 out of 2400, and the mean ACT score was 26.4. In 2013, Westwood produced 50 National Merit Semifinalists, one of the highest numbers in the nation . Westwood has also produced USAMO qualifiers as well as physics and chemistry olympiad semifinalists.

Academy Program
Westwood’s Academy Program allows students to explore interests in different fields. It is divided into four areas of study: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Professional Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and International Business and Economics.The purpose of the Academies is to provide students with opportunities for learning “hard” and “soft” skills through elective coursework.

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