In March 2000, WestWeb was added to the Web Feet index. "A site is included in Web Feet only if our researchers think it is an outstanding site in its subject area. The Web Feet Seal of Approval tells teachers, librarians, parents, and students that your site is especially valuable for research, teaching, or general interest."
In March 2000, WestWeb was awarded the Cool School Media Cool Site Award, upon its inclusion among the 5001 Cool Sites for Kids database.
In December 2000, WestWeb was awarded the The StudyWeb® Academic Excellence Award, for being "one of the Internet's premier sites for educational resources for students and teachers."
In March 2001, WestWeb was given the bigchalk best award, which recognizes "exceptional educational sites on the Web. Out of more than 110,000 sites reviewed," bigchalk found WestWeb "to be in the top 2% based on [its] rich content and its academic relevance."
In June 2001, USA2076.com awarded WestWeb its Great Historical Site Award, because "[i]t has preserved history for all through the documentation and links contained herein."
In June 2001, WestWeb was nominated for the World's Best Website Award, given to a site which exemplifies excellence in the following categories: "Accessibility; Speed & Bandwidth Sensitivity; HTML Quality; Navigation & Links; Legality; Graphic Design; Aesthetics; Layout; Content; Purpose; Information Process; Verbal Expression; Detail; Originality; Innovation; Creativity; Technology; Distinctiveness; Vision; Professionalism & Effectiveness; Values; Ethics; Focus; Advanced Components; and Overall Site Effectiveness."