About us

'Every child, every day!'  

Welcome to the Walled Lake Consolidated School District!


 We congratulate you on your interest in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District.  Walled Lake has distinguished itself as being on the "cutting edge" instructionally and technologically. Significant gains in student achievement, continued implementation of state-of-the-art technology, and staff commitment, kept the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in its leadership role in Oakland County and the state in 2013.

Our three comprehensive high schools have been ranked in Newsweek’s list of most desirable schools; an increased number of high school students took Advanced Placement classes and tests, and our Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and high school Michigan Merit Exam (MME) scores continue to exceed state and county averages.

District-wide, our Professional Learning Community (PLC) initiatives and bring your own device (BYOD) to school continue with great success. An Oakland University researcher’s study of 37 schools concluded that only our four middle schools, (the only Walled Lake Schools involved in the study), showed significant results with the PLC principles being studied. Our teachers spent much of their PLC time working on instructional strategies to teach difficult concepts in all subject areas. Our BYOD program allows students to bring their own laptops, iPads and other computer devices to school to use in their classes. We live in a world of technology and we want our students using computers on a daily basis.

We know our parents and community members’ involvement in our schools make a difference. Our PTSA Council annually hosts the largest Reflections program ever with record numbers of students participating and many students receiving state recognition.

Family Access, a powerful parent – school communication tool, Mastery Manager®, a data analysis program for staff, and other technology-based systems have been institutionalized in Walled Lake Schools. “Spice It Up,” a technology conference with 60 sessions, annually is attended by hundreds of our educators and this event provides a venue for staff members to be leaders in the use of technology in the classroom.

As it has been for the past 20 years, the majority of funding for Walled Lake Schools comes from the state, based on the number of students we are serving. Despite having to make millions in reductions in recent years, Walled Lake Schools and its students enjoy many successes.

 Here are some of the Walled Lake Schools’ points of pride:

  • Walled Lake Schools offers all-day, every day kindergarten at all 12 elementary schools.
  • Walled Lake Central High Schools’ marching band annually ranks as one of the best in the state and nation.
  • For the past 21 years, the district has hosted the premier Parenting Education Fair. The event continues to provide valuable resources for all parents throughout the metro-Detroit area.
  • The Transportation Department annually receives a perfect rating from the Michigan State Police Vehicle Inspection. The district bus fleet consists of over 120 vehicles.
  • The district boasts that although every year our Michigan Educational Assessment (MEAP) and Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and ACT scores are above the county and state averages, our staff is preparing curriculum for our students to meet and exceed the Common Core state curriculum that our students will be tested on in the coming years.
  • Giving and sharing of our resources is what happens in all of the Walled Lake Schools. The district supports the local food bank, Hospitality House and more than 20 charities including the Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit, a host of cancer-related organizaitons, and the American Heart Association.

These are only the highlights. Our students and staff earn many scholarships, awards, accolades, and milestones. I invite you to visit our YouTube channel to see a closer look at how we consider 'every child, every day' in Walled Lake Schools. We look forward to serving you. For more information, please contact any school or our Community Relations Office at 248-956-2018.

Sincerely,

 

Kenneth Gutman

Superintendent of Schools