Thank you for 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, staff commitment, and supportive and involved parents and community members keep the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in its leadership role.  Simply, we are here for every child, every day.

We are proud of our three comprehensive high schools in which an increased number of high school students take Advanced Placement classes and tests, and our test scores continue to exceed State and county averages.

Districtwide, our Professional Learning Community (PLC) and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives 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 rich with technology and we want our students to utilize it to enhance their learning.

We know our parents and community members’ involvement in our schools makes 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,” an annual technology conference with multiple sessions, 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 of dollars in reductions in recent years, Walled Lake Schools and its students enjoy many successes.

 The Walled Lake Schools’ community:

  • Supports its 19 schools. For three consecutive November elections (2012, 2013 & 2014), the community supported local funding for Walled Lake Schools including a $67.5 million bond for Safety, Security and Technology initiatives.
  • Walks the talk with 80 percent of our staff earning advanced degrees.
  • Leads the way having the State Teacher of the Year last year, Melody Arabo, third-grade teacher at Keith Elementary School, who met the President of the United States, discussed education issues with our national, state and local legislators; attended the State Board of Education meetings, and met with teachers and administrators throughout the state and country.  She authored a book to prevent bullying and motivated Walled Lake teachers.
  • Boasts the award-winning Walled Lake Central High School marching band that annually ranks as one of the best in the state and nation. As a result of the WLC band’s accolades, they have been selected to participate in the 2015 Macy’s Day Parade in New York City Thanksgiving Day.
  • Communicates with parents on a daily basis via social media, (Twitter - @WalledLkSchools, Facebook – facebook.com/wlcsd and at YouTube – youtube.com/walledlkschools) and sends weekly WLCSD Parent Updates.
  • Hosts the premier Parenting Education Fair, for the past 24 years, currently partnering with three other area districts to elevate the event to become the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair. The event provides valuable resources for all parents throughout the metro-Detroit area.
  • Shares our resources with the entire community. The District hosts a “Pink Out” football game to support those battling all cancers raising more than $250,000. As well our schools help 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, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Baldrick’s, the American Heart Association, and others.

These are only the highlights. Our students and staff earn many scholarships, awards, accolades, and milestones. I invite you to visit the District website at www.wlcsd.org and social media, to take 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.


Gutman Signature

Kenneth Gutman

Superintendent of Schools


District Goals

The mission of the Walled Lake Consolidated School District is: In partnership with parents and community, is to become the best educational system in America so all students demonstrate they are caring, responsible, and knowledgeable citizens.

The Walled Lake Schools “District Goals” were developed collaboratively to address each of the key areas that are critical to bringing the District mission to fruition:

  • Student Success,
  • Fiscal Responsibility,
  • Community Outreach and
  • Positive District Culture.

View the District Goals document here.

Progress on District Goals - Board Meeting Presentation - January 2014
WLCSD Closer to Meeting District Goals - Spinal Column Article - January 2014
Instructional Programs Update - January 2014
2013 MEAP Results and Analysis - January 2014
2013 MEAP Trend Lines

Diversity Plan

Walled Lake Schools Unity Declaration Resolution

We hereby document our resolve and desire to help create a Walled Lake school community and a world in which we express love through kindness to all. Our school community is a place in which diversity is an asset, a source of beauty, and an inspiration.

We acknowledge and recognize that our own conscious behaviors should foster acceptance, respect, and compassion for all people. Regardless of our race, religion, gender, nationality, or differing abilities, we can, and will achieve unity, peace, and prosperity as a human race.”

Strategic Plan
Lakes Area Community Diversity Council
Diversity Initiatives

Diversity Links:

Energy Management Program

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Energy Management Update

October, 2012

The district's Energy Management Program recently entered its ninth year and as of July, 2012 the cost avoidance equals well over $14 million or 33%. Expected energy costs (without energy conservation would have increased by well over 20%!

We are proud to announce that the majority of our school buildings have earned an Energy Star. These buildings include:

  • Community Education
  • Commerce Elementary
  • Dublin Elementary
  • Glengary Elementary
  • Hickory Woods Elementary
  • Keith Elementary
  • Loon Lake Elementary
  • Mary Helen Guest Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Elementary
  • Oakley Park Elementary
  • Pleasant Lake Elementary
  • Walled Lake Elementary
  • Wixom Elementary
  • Clifford Smart Middle School
  • James Geisler Middle School
  • Sarah Banks Middle School
  • Walnut Creek Middle School
  • Walled Lake Western High School

The EPA has recognized the Walled Lake Consolidated School District as an “Energy Star Leader” by owning a portfolio of buildings that achieves continuous reductions in energy consumptions of over 43%.

The environmental benefits of our savings are equal to 16,281 automobiles being removed from the highways annually or 2,320,105 trees being planted and reducing carbon emissions by more than 90,707 metric tons.

With our continuing Energy conservation we are conserving the financial resources of the district and protecting the environment for our children.

Electrical Consumption
Natural Gas Consumption
2007 EPA Energy Star
Energy Star Website
EPA Website