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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Walled Lake Northern High School is a highly rated, public school located in Commerce Township, MI. It has 1,620 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Walled Lake Northern High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
167 responses
Average ACT
27
177 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$95,810
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$949
Median Home Value
$245,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Spirit week
    22%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Powder Puff
    12%
  • Pops concert is the best
    7%
  • Relay for life with the Knight Walkers Club
    5%
  • None
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,620
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,648
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,037/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Walled Lake Northern High School Reviews

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My senior year will be my only year here. The School was very welcoming with everything. In The Beginning of the year I did struggle with adjusting to the school but the counselors were very patient with me and helped me with everything I went them to. In the beginning of the year there was a issue with the reality literature teacher and there was 3 different teachers in a month. It was a very slow start to that class but overall it turned out all good. Throughout graduating they keep all the parents very involved and sent them a email each time something was going of with the seniors. They also made many things for the seniors to do like a overnight party and many more things. In conclusion, The school was a good school to graduate from and they have many things put together and ready for students to get out there and me social with other students.
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Overall, I had a great experience attending Walled Lake Northern High School. The teachers, administration, and staff were absolutely wonderful and made my time there amazing. When I got to college I began to realize how much more I was prepared academically than those around me. Not only were the academics superb, the overall environment was excellent. I made my best friends and memories I will cherish for a lifetime at Walled Lake Northern. From Friday night halftime performances to watching the amazing music and theater department in the auditorium, I enjoyed every minute. Some of the teachers I was lucky enough to have had do not even compare to college professors.
Some of the things I like about walled lake northern is they have a variety of different classes to choose from, specifically AP classes. Another great thing is there are several different clubs and sports you can join. One thing I do not like about Walled Lake Northern is the math department, and the way that the math is taught. We are learning through videos which are teachers have made and then are told to do the homework in class. Coming from my experience as well as others, I believe this teaching method is failing and does not help the students learn the material, but in fact makes it more confusing.