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1600 West Oakley Park Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390

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May 16, 2013
My older daughter graduated in 2012, I have a younger daughter who is a Junior, and I graduated from Walled Lake Centeral. I would rate this school top notch. My older daughter is a well-rounded, ready to take on challenges, confident, prepared young adult. I liked the schools focus on AP classes, which set my daughter up to be ahead of the game, and on the road to success. Not only to meet expectations that college, but to exceed them. My younger daughter has received guidance from her teachers and from staff to help her succeed. She went through a personal issue that would have buried anyone else in the same situation. Her counselor was amazing, working to create a network of all of her teachers, to help her get through the toughest time in her life. It could have gone one of two ways. With the help of everyone at the school, they created an environment that she could continue to thrive, without letting this situation define her as a person. Her counselor kept focus on her success, and being "on-call" when needed. Excellent job.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2012
This school is an good school to go to but there are ALOT of racial issues. They even had the police up here this very because the blacks and Chaldeans were about to fight. This school provides a good education but the racial problem is ridiculous. the blacks tend to only hang with black, the chaldeans with their own and white with there own. People mix with each other a little but everyone has there own group. The education though is great.

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2011
As a student I think this school is amazing and really big and it has a lot to offer for the students... I am Chaldean person and Chaldeans are minority where I live , but however I got along and everyone was very helpful and nice with me... and the best thing in the school is the ESL classes and programs which helped me a lot in learning the language (I'm an immigrant). so I think the school is perfect and I'm doing very well and having fun there everyday.

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October 04, 2009
It's spacious, has great teachers, and provides a very satisfactory education!

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August 16, 2009
I love attending central! There really is a fantastic line up of classes and some great teachers. Yes there have been a few issues but overall it's a positive atmosphere.

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August 07, 2009
Central was a horrible school to go to i went till the middle of 10th and dropped out and home schooled. There are too many racial issues and two many cliques and groups. They say its diverse yea but none gets along.

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June 30, 2009
My daughter graduated from Central this year (2009). She has had great opportunities here. They have an amazing offering of classes; including Forensic Science, Jewelry design, Environmental Science, and many different art, language, and other special classes. Nearly all of her teachers have been wonderful, caring and helpful whenever she had trouble. Central houses the districts autistic program, my daughter has learned alot about special needs kids by getting the chance to help with them for an elective class. She loved going to Central and I'm sure she will miss the teachers, administrators and the school in general. As a side note 10% of the graduating class this year had a 4.0 GPA or higher. It s a great school.

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February 19, 2009
I loved this High School. Class of '06. Great atmoshpere and this is where my kids will go to school.

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February 19, 2009
I absolutely loved this high school. I graduated in 2007 and am currently in college. I had a great education here which prepared me exceptionally for college. Various opportunities are given, a support system when you need one, and a professional atmosphere all added to the success of my high school career. I would recommend this high school and send my own as well!

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December 22, 2008
Compared to other high schools I have visited and had friends attend, central is an excellent school. Very diverse student body and teaching staff. Excellently run student council and community service programs.

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December 05, 2008
I graduated from WLC. Excellent teachers who care about the students. Very clean and professional looking. I received an excellent education and was prepared for life after High School as well as could be. When I have kids THIS is where they will go to school hands down. I attended another High School for 9th grade. After my family moved I spent the following 3 years at Central. I know how big of an upgrade this school was. My old school teachers did not care at all... so I didn't care either and was actually failing. After the move to Central I was literally blown away at the difference and as a result of a better environment I ended up having a B average at this school. I can't say enough about what Central meant to me and how different my life is compared to how it would have been.

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May 13, 2008
i go to central high school i think it is alot of racial problems in this school and alot of different races dont get along with each other . i do not recommend this school

- submitted by a student

December 06, 2005
This is a great school. The Staff is great. The teachers are really involved with the students. The students all seem to get along.

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February 23, 2004
I have had two exchange students at Central and the school has been most Welcoming. They show great care with their students. My students take home a full year of memories and views of the American education system all formed at Central. I am proud my community has such a school to offer.

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Our Michigan Merit Exam scores exceed the average scores across Oakland County and the State of Michigan. Our ACT scores exceed the averages for the state, county, and nation. Walled Lake Central is an extremely caring and welcoming educational environment. All teachers welcome parental involvement and consistent communication between home and school. We are a team in ensuring the future success of your child(ren).

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Walled Lake Central High School
1600 West Oakley Park Road, Walled Lake, MI  48390
(248) 956-4700
Last modified Walled Lake Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walled Lake Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top