Wilde Lake High School

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Wilde Lake High School
Wilde Lake High School.jpg
Established 1971
Type Public High School
Principal James LeMon
Students 1,438 [3]
Grades 9–12
Location 5460 Trumpeter Road,
Columbia, MD, USA
District Howard County Public Schools
Colors Green      and Gold     
Mascot Wildecats
Website http://www.wildelake.com

Wilde Lake High School is a secondary school located in Columbia, Maryland's Village of Wilde Lake, one of 12 public high schools in Howard County. Opened in 1971 as a model school for the nation, it was Columbia's first high school. It had a unique open doughnut-shaped design with "open classrooms" and was a model school for new teaching settings.[1] In 1994, the original 910 student building which did not meet current safety standards was demolished. A new $20 million dollar 1200 seat building was reconstructed on the same site with a more traditional style by Cochran, Stephenson and Donkevoet.[2] The new building, opened in 1996, replicates the open idea, with a central main street, and halls surrounding it and a bridge across the second floor.

The school is centrally located in Howard County and its district borders that of River Hill High School, Marriotts Ridge High School, Centennial High School, Howard High School, Oakland Mills High School, and Atholton High School.

Wilde Lake's official mascot is the "Wildecat". The school's main sports rivals are Oakland Mills High School, River Hill High School and Atholton High School.

Jim Rouse Theatre[edit]

Wilde Lake has a modern 750-seat theater named for Columbia founder James Rouse.[3] The stage is used by both school and community groups. The 12,500-square-foot performance space is also ideal for community meetings, sales rallies, exhibitions, and business training sessions. The theatre has a total of 547 seats downstairs, 543 seats and 4 handicapped accessible and 200 seats upstairs, 196 seats and 4 handicapped accessible.[4]

Wilde Lake High School prides itself with this state-of-the-art theater with advanced acoustics and the school's internationally recognized Fine Arts program. The concert, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band, led by director Lewis Dutrow, take full advantage of the Jim Rouse Theatre.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Wilde Lake High School has a number of exceptional sports teams for each season of the academic year, including (but not limited to): Football, Soccer, Golf, Volleyball and Cross Country (boys and girls teams) [6] The school has won the following state championships:

Cross Country[edit]

  • 2007 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 2006 - Boys' Cross Country [7]
  • 2005 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 1996 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 1996 - Girls' Cross Country [8]
  • 1971 - Boys' Cross Country

Football[edit]

  • 2010 - Football
  • 1997 - Football [9]
  • 1992 - Football
  • 1991 - Football
  • 1990 - Football
  • 1985 - Football

Soccer[edit]

  • 1997 - Boys' Soccer [10]
  • 1991 - Boys' Soccer
  • 1984 - Boys' Soccer
  • 1983 - Boys' Soccer
  • 1982 - Boys' Soccer
  • 1981 - Boys' Soccer
  • 1976 - Boys' Soccer

Basketball[edit]

  • 1995 - Girls' Basketball [11]
  • 1985 - Boys' Basketball [12]

Ice Hockey[edit]

  • 2008 State Finalist

Tennis[edit]

  • 2006 - Boys' Tennis Singles [13]
  • 2001 - Mixed Doubles [14]
  • 1986 - Mixed Doubles
  • 1985 - Boys' Tennis Doubles

Track & Field[edit]

  • 1975 - Boys' Track & Field [15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], "Five Open Plan High Schools: A Report from Educational Facilities Laboratories (1973) (archived at Texas A&M University).
  2. ^ "Renovation at Wilde Lake is to be more extensive". The Washington Post. 23 September 1993. 
  3. ^ James Rouse Theater, Wilde Lake High School Website.
  4. ^ [2], 2012
  5. ^ http://www.hcpss.org/schools/profiles/profile_hs_WildeLake.pdf
  6. ^ Parnell, Vincent "Fall 2012 Athletic Information." Howard County Public School System, 2012. <http://www.wildelake.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1033:fall-2012-athletic-information&catid=175:sports-instructions&Itemid=232>
  7. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Cross Country
  8. ^ MPSSAA Girls' Cross Country
  9. ^ MPSSAA Football
  10. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Soccer
  11. ^ MPSSAA Girls' Basketball
  12. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Basketball
  13. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Tennis Doubles
  14. ^ MPSSAA Tennis Mixed Doubles
  15. ^ MPSSAA Boys' Track & Field

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°13′3″N 76°52′21″W / 39.21750°N 76.87250°W / 39.21750; -76.87250