Welcome to Walled Lake Central High School!

Walled Lake Central strives to create an environment where all parties are inspired to achieve academic growth, achieve a sense of belonging, feel empowered, and are recognized as individuals.

We are proud of our accomplishments as an educational community, so if you are considering sending your child to Walled Lake Central High School, I invite you to contact the office to set up a personal tour.

Our Mission

Ranked as one of the top 5% of all high schools in the nation by Newsweek. We will provide a challenging educational environment that will value all people, inspire life-long learning, promote global responsibility and develop mind, body, and soul.

Points of Pride

Academic:

  • 3 Finalists of the National Merit Scholarship Program.
    • 5 Semi-Finalists
    • 56 seniors graduating with a 3.5 to 3.79
    • 25 seniors graduated with a 3.8 to 3.99
    • 43 seniors graduating with over a 4.0
  • Over 40 WLC students were awarded scholarships from the Legacy Scholarship Fund, Inc.
  • Outstanding Delegates at the Mid-American Model United Nations Conference in Kalamazoo.
  • 125 seniors qualified for the Michigan Competitiveness Scholarship.
  • Central German students traveled to Germany over the summer.
  • WLC  students competed in the DECA District Competition and received medals to qualify for the state competition
  • Multiple students passed industry recognized certification tests for Visual Communication and/or Web Communications becoming Adobe Certified Associates.
  • Central HS hosted the CSI: Oakland competition scoring high in multiple award categories.
  • Graduating seniors earned over $1, 000,000 dollars in university scholarships
  • 410 students took 771 AP exams-65 percent passed with a 3 or above

Fine Arts:

  • Our band finished 5th in states, we have been state champs 3 out of the past 8 years and played the Macy’s day parade three years ago
  • Over 10 percent of the school is part of the marching band.
  • Band Army all American
  • At states, our color guard came in second place overall
  • Our percussion came in first for the eleventh consecutive season. Our guard came in 45th in the country overall
  • Our percussion finished 20th in the nation.
  • The symphony band and orchestra both received the highest rating possible at the MSBOA competition.
  • All students who attended the solo and ensemble festival received straight 1’s, the highest award possible.
  • We had one student receive the National Orchestra award, which highlights outstanding leadership.
  • Both choir chambers received “excellent” at State solo ensemble.
  • Fall play “Our Town”
  • Spring Musical is “Sister Act”

Students /Community:

  • Over $80, 000 last year & 300,000 over past 4 years
    • Canned Food drive
    • PB&J outreach
    • Fleece and thank you blanket drive
    • Volleyball Marathon
    • Coin wars
    • Hospitality House
    • Gift Drive
    • Passion for Life
    • NHS Dodgeball Tournament
    • Caitlin’s Cause
  • Club Involvement
    • African American Alliance
    • CASA
    • Cultural Diversity Forum
    • Feminist Club
    • Gay Straight Alliance
    • Giving Tree
    • Interact
    • Key Club
    • NHS
    • Red Cross Club
    • Social Justice League
    • Student Council
    • T.H.E. Club (Tree Hugging Environmentalist)
    • Vikings for Christ

Athletics:

  • 16 of our student athletes are moving on to study and play at the university level.
  • The boys cross-country team had three individual qualifiers for the state championship.
  • On our girls cross-country team, we had a senior set the new school record for the standard 5k, and several other athletes be acknowledged as all conference.
  • One of the members of our boys tennis team received 1st team all state.
  • The girls golf team won the D2 Conference,
  • Our boys wrestling team had one player who was a three time all state champion and four time all state athlete.
  • The equestrian team earned a Reserve Champion placing in their MIHA Division A District Competition, along with placing 8th in the regional competition, for the second time in over 18 years with a senior who won a Reserve High Point award.
  • The women’s ski team advanced to states, got second at divisionals, and third at regionals. There were two all regional athletes.
  • The men's swim and dive finished with one all state qualifier, Girls volleyball won the LVC Tournament, and were both district and conference champions.
  • The bowling team qualified fourth at regionals, with two all-conference athletes and one all state.
  • The girls basketball team had a strong winning season and made second at districts.
  • The football team made the playoffs and has several athletes moving on to the university level.
  • The girls track team had several all-conference athletes, and one athlete who set the record for the two-mile race as well.
  • The boys golf team had all conference athletes as well.
  • Mens soccer took home the boot and the shield, winning district champs, regional champs, division champs and state-runner up.
  • The girls water polo team qualified for districts and changed the winning record for the varsity team in the first time in four years.
  • The girls tennis came in second in the division,
  • The girls lacrosse team was an all state scholar athlete team and had several athletes moving on to the university level.
  • The boys lacrosse team finished off the season with a winning record.
  • Our softball team has two girls moving on to the university level and the team as a whole was academic all-state.
  • The cheerleading squad got 2nd place at cities, 5th overall in Lakes Valley Conference, made the 700 club and finished with the best score in Central cheer history with two all-conference seniors and one all district.