Walled Lake Northern High School

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Walled Lake Northern High School
Address
6000 Bogie Lake Road
Commerce Township, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°37′N 83°30′W / 42.61°N 83.5°W / 42.61; -83.5Coordinates: 42°37′N 83°30′W / 42.61°N 83.5°W / 42.61; -83.5
Information
Type Public High School
Established 2002
School district Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Principal Gregory Diamond
Faculty Unknown
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1612[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Maroon, Black & Silver
Mascot Knight
Rivals Walled Lake Central
Walled Lake Western
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Feeder schools C H Smart Middle School
Walnut Creek Middle School
Affiliation Kensington Lakes Activities Association
Website

Walled Lake Northern (WLN) is a public high school in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, located in Commerce Township, Michigan in Greater Detroit.[3] It was completed in April, 2003 by TMP Associates, Inc. at a cost of $67.5 million. The school serves 1612 students.

About[edit]

The school contains academic, athletic, technological, and performing arts facilities. The academic wings of the school surround the Media Center, and follow a loop pattern. The school has main and an auxiliary gym, an indoor swimming pool, as well as an upstairs indoor track. The football field contains a home grandstand, two concession stands, and a Fieldturf football field. The track is a full quarter mile, and is set parallel from the football field. In addition, there are tennis courts, a lacrosse field, four baseball fields, and a full practice football field.

The fine and performing arts wing of the school contains two computer labs (1 CAD), two art rooms, and a technology lab. One of the art rooms contains a kiln and a dark room. The band, orchestra, and choir rooms have full sound systems, projector screens, and full acoustic design implemented in the ceilings and walls. The auditorium seats approximately one thousand people and includes a second story balcony for additional seating. As of 2011, its mascot officially became a Jolly Knight. Before then, the school alternated between using images of a Jolly Knight and a chess Knight for its mascot imagery.

History[edit]

When Walled Lake Northern opened in August, 2002, only one half of the school was accessible to students. The Gym, Pool, Auditorium, and Fine arts wing were still under construction throughout the 2002-03 school year.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Connor Hellebuyck - Ice Hockey Goaltender, draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets and Mike Richter Award Winner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Student Count". mischooldata.org. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Zoning Map." (Map) Commerce Township, Michigan. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Walled Lake school to expand." The Detroit News. April 8, 2003. Retrieved on June 19, 2013. ID: det16141029. "For half a year, Walled Lake Northern High School has been half a school. Freshmen and sophomores, brought here by a redistricting process that split many of them from friends, could only watch as workmen traipsed in and out of the blocked-off back half of their brand-new school. Behind a temporary wall, contractors were putting together those places that, for many students, are what makes school special: A new pool. A fitness room. A large basketball court. Art,[...]"