Points of Pride
- Eanes ISD and all nine campuses achieved the highest rating of “Met Standard” in state accountability ratings. Scores for Eanes ISD and all its campuses significantly surpassed the minimum target score in all four categories.
- Eanes ISD and Westlake High School nabbed top state and national rankings by research site Niche, including Westlake High School named as third best high school in Texas. Eanes ISD came in at seventh in the nation, number two in the state.
- Eanes ISD is one of 26 Texas school districts and 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To qualify, Eanes ISD increased the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
- The Eanes Education Foundation granted $2.5 million to Eanes ISD, which will fund 50 teachers and staff positions, and support a leadership program for staff.
Westlake High School
- Westlake High School has been ranked number 213 in the nation and number 40 in Texas by U.S. News and World Report. Westlake was honored as a Gold Medal recipient and ranks 2nd in the state for comprehensive four-year high schools, second only to Highland Park High School and excluding magnets, Early College high schools, charters and schools that require an admission process. Westlake was also ranked 162 in the nation for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
- The Class of 2018 includes 25 National Merit Finalists, 45 Commended Scholars, and 16 National Hispanic Recognition Program Recipients.
- The Class of 2018 was offered scholarships totaling more than $23 million
- The Class of 2018 had 99 percent accepted to admission at the college level
- Westlake has had a Presidential Scholar Candidate each of the past four years, including five candidates in 2018.
- Westlake High School had 16 students selected as All-State musicians by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), an honor that only the top three percent of musicians who initially audition achieve.
- At the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, the Featherduster took sixth place Best of Show in the special edition category for their "The Game of Life" winter issue. The Final Draft took ninth Best of Show in the literary magazine category.
- Nine Westlake High School students notched perfect ACT scores in 2017-18.
- The Class of 2018 volunteered close to 43,000 hours in the community last year.
Team InDecisive from Westlake High School placed ninth in the world at Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals. Approximately 1,400 teams competed from around the globe.
- A group of Hill Country Middle School students won the No Barriers Youth and Wells Fargo Global Impact Challenge, a diversity and inclusion competition designed to spark ideas from high school and middle school students for building a world free of barriers, stereotypes and discrimination. Hill Country was one of two first-place teams to receive $5,000 to help implement their projects. Six students led by teacher Sylvia Troxell, proposed a project to create a fun, interactive educational campaign about hidden disabilities to help ensure that all students welcomed, understood and encouraged to participate to the best of their abilities.
Two HCMS 8th graders won 1st and 2nd place for the State of Texas in the Letters About Literature Contest!
1st place - Baxter Lowrimore
2nd place - Audrey Wong
- HCMS and WRMS both had winners in the Student Stock Market Game, a competition where students explore which stocks, bonds, and mutual funds make a virtual portfolio the strongest in the region.
* Hill Country students won Second Place
* West Ridge students won First Place n the fall, and Second Place in the spring.
- Club Oreo, an all-girls West Ridge Middle School 7th grade Robotics team finished in the top 50 in the world and took home 2nd in the Robot Strategy and Innovation Award in an international robotics tournament.
- West Ridge students participated in the American Scholastic Achievement League Competition, an online quiz-bowl covering all core subject areas (plus two trivia questions). The WRMS 6th grade team is the National Gold Medal award while the 8th grade team won the National Bronze Medal award. 8th grader Chris Wu won the State Champion trophy, and James Gibson won the State Champion trophy for 6th grade.
- West Ridge Middle School was named a 21st Century Learning Exemplar, a national recognition of educational excellence. P21 has designated West Ridge Middle School as a Beyond School 21st Century Learning Exemplar for 2017-2018. West Ridge earned the award for its outstanding practices in equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and life through its Future City Engineering Program.
- The WRMS Brainstormers received the Spirit of DI Award when they had to start from scratch to recreate their props after they were lost in the receiving process.at Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals! Approximately 1,400 teams competed from around the globe.
- Nathaniel Roe from West Ridge Middle School qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee!
- Barton Creek Elementary students won First, Second, and Third Place awards in the Student Stock Market Game, a competition where students explore which stocks, bonds, and mutual funds make a virtual portfolio the strongest in the region.
The DI Dynamites from Barton Creek Elementary won fifth place out of approximately 90 teams at Destination Imagination, Inc. Global Finals. Approximately 1,400 teams competed from around the globe.