Walled Lake Western High School

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Walled Lake Western High School
Walled Lake Western High School logo.jpg
600 Beck Road
Walled Lake, Michigan 48390
United States
Coordinates 42°31′48″N 83°30′57″W / 42.53000°N 83.51583°W / 42.53000; -83.51583Coordinates: 42°31′48″N 83°30′57″W / 42.53000°N 83.51583°W / 42.53000; -83.51583
Type Public High School
Motto Academic Excellence for a Global Society
Established August, 1969
School district Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Principal Joseph Bell
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,411[1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Royal Blue & Silver
Mascot Warriors
Rivals Walled Lake Central
Walled Lake Northern
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Feeder schools James R Geisler Middle School
Sarah Banks Middle School
Walnut Creek Middle School
Affiliation Kensington Lakes Activities Association

Walled Lake Western High School (also known as “Walled Lake Western”, “Western”, or “WLW”), is a secondary school of the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, located in Commerce Township, Michigan in Greater Detroit.[3]

The school serves portions of the township,[3][4] most of Walled Lake,[4][5] most of Wixom[4][6] and portions of Novi.[4][7]


Opened in 1969, Walled Lake Western was the second high school in Walled Lake. Western's mascot is the Warrior and the school colors are Royal Blue and Silver (Scarlet was integrated as a school color from 1983 to 2004). Kirsten Haglund, who graduated in 2006, was named Miss America 2008. The International Baccalaureate program started in the 2012-2013 school year for grades 11 and 12.


In 2009, Walled Lake Western High School was ranked in the top 5% of all schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine. The ranking is calculated by the “number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2008 divided by the number of graduating seniors."[8] Beginning in the fall of 2013, Western will begin the International Baccalaureate Diploma program for 11th and 12th grade students as an alternative to AP Testing.


Warrior Stadium in the summertime.

Western belongs to the Kensington Lakes Activities Association. In 1984, the Warriors baseball team captured the school's first state championship. The football team won the state title in 1996, and again in 1999 (USA Today 11th ranked in country).[9][10] Their field is known as Warrior Stadium due to the school's nickname.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Student Count Snapshot". 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. ^ a b "Zoning Map." (Map) Commerce Township, Michigan. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d "Western H.S." (Archive) Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "Community Facilities." (Archive) City of Walled Lake. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Street Map." (Archive) City of Wixom. Retrieved on November 8, 2012.
  7. ^ "Elementary Attendance Areas." (Archive) City of Novi. Retrieved on November 8, 2012. Archived October 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Murray, Diana Dillaber (June 13, 2009). "16 Oakland schools make Newsweek’s top 1,500 list". The Oakland Press. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Yearly Champions, Baseball". MHSAA.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Yearly Champions, Football". MHSAA.com. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Profile: David Booth #7 Left Wing". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 

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