Wilde Lake High School

18 reviews
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6965

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Wilde Lake High School
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Excellent school! Your child will receive an education within the Howard County School Distict (one of the top in the nation) while attending one of most diverse and spirited schools in the County. Students here are well-rounded and better prepared for life in the real world compared to some of less-diverse but more “highly regarded” county schools.
Posted by a parent on 8/20/2018
Counseling center has been very supportive of my child, who's been emotionally overwhelmed by the size and behavior of the student body. Teachers have been a mixed bag - some are truly caring and supportive, others just seem to be going through the motions, and a handful seem to have their hands full controlling the classrooms. A new principal took over in the fall of 2017, and he may be attempting to change the atmosphere, but I am concerned about the recent turnover with the faculty and the counseling center.
Posted by a parent on 8/17/2018
I feel so lucky that my kid goes to school here. It's incredibly diverse and has kids from all over the place. The principal is amazing. He came from a really rough background and genuinely cares about the students. He is a role model for kids of all backgrounds. My child struggles with learning disabilities and the teachers have all be incredibly accommodating and helpful with him. This isn't just a job for them, it's something they believe in. They have spent lots of time with him after school and have believed in him. Mr. Detrow, the band director, is hands down the best part of WLHS. He inspires kids to do amazing things. I don't know what we'd do without him! Additionally, the front office staff is great and always patient when I drag all my other little kids in and out. The counseling center is also fabulous. Love the psychologist. Again, these people believe in what they do. This isn't just a paycheck for them. I should also mention that I've been going to the graduation ceremonies of multiple high schools in Howard County for several years and Wilde Lake for sure has the most school spirit.
Posted by a parent on 5/31/2017
Both of my children graduated there, went on to get their degrees in four years and currently have great jobs and are out of the house. Excellent job Wilde Lake Staff!
Posted by a parent on 2/3/2017
My daughter graduated from Wilde Lake last year and had an excellent selection of colleges from which to choose. She was academically challenged, had the opportunity to play multiple sports, was well prepared for her college experience, and was involved in numerous extra-curricular activities. The administration, lead by an outstanding principal, is among the best in the county. The AP teachers are excellent (Wilde Lake AP scores are generally number 1 or 2 of all the county high schools). The diversity of the school was a great part of her school experience. I have heard kids from other Howard County schools say that they want to go to a college that is diverse because their high school was not. I say go to Wilde Lake High School where you can have it all!
Posted by a parent on 4/15/2016

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Columbia schools - Wilde Lake High School is located at 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia MD 21044. Wilde Lake High School is in the Howard County Public Schools. Wilde Lake High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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