Written by Cindy Chapman
Not only do Westlake Academy’s students and staff make this school so unique but the fact that it is the only municipally-owned K-12 charter school in the entire state of Texas it truly stands out. Established in 2003, this little school set out to achieve big goals. City officials at the time saw the need for a school in Westlake as children were split between three different school districts - Northwest, Keller, and Carroll. Beginning with just 197 1st through 6th-grade students, Westlake Academy has grown to a K-12 school and houses over 900 students and growing.