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Walled Lake Northern High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,612
Best High School in Michigan
#8
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Type Public
 Phone (248)956-5300
 Location 6000 BOGIE LAKE RD
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI 48382
Charter School No

Walled Lake Northern High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Michigan high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 8th in the best public high schools in Michigan.

Demographics

Race

The Walled Lake Northern High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Black population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White91%1,467
Black2.7%44
Hispanic2.7%43
Asian Pacific1.9%30
Native American Indian0.3%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races1.3%21

Family Income

vs. other Michigan high schools
Upper 5%

9.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Michigan high school median of 34.3%. By this measure, Walled Lake Northern High School students are largely wealthy and rank 28th in Michigan for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman450
Sophomore423
Junior361
Senior378
Total1,612

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
97%

10 out of 10

Rank: 17th in Michigan

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Michigan Median92%
Percentile97%
White96%
Black50% or more*
Hispanicsuppressed*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 45th in Michigan

Students at Walled Lake Northern High School scored an average 58% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Michican Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 38% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 8.8% of Michigan high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*65% to 69%*
Boys45% to 49%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White50%63%
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1085

The average SAT score for Walled Lake Northern High School students in 2017 was 1085.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 54th in Michigan

513 out of 739 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (69%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Michigan median rate of 51% and in the top 10% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 103rd in Michigan

Walled Lake Northern High School offers 19 AP courses. 37 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Michigan schools of 14%. Walled Lake Northern High School had 502 taking AP exams with a 361 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 66% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 63 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 72% 63%
Students enrolled in an AP class 37% 14%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%13%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%8
Boys1%8
Girls0%0
Michigan Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.3%4
Boys0.3%2
Girls0.2%2
Michigan Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.9%30
Boys2.9%22
Girls1%8
Michigan Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.3%36
Boys3.4%26
Girls1.3%10

Location

Walled Lake Northern High School
6000 BOGIE LAKE RD
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI
48382
(248)956-5300

10 out of 10 1

District

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
WALLED LAKE, MI