Points of Pride

West Bloomfield High School was recognized by the College Board as a 2011 National Achievement School based on significant gains in Advanced Placement access and student performance.

  • WBHS Noted as One of the Top High Schools in America
  • West Bloomfield High School named Top High Schools in America by Newsweek
  • Silver Medal School designation by US News and World Report
  • College Success Award by Greatschools.org preparing students for postsecondary success
  • Rated by Niche.com as one of the Top High Schools in Michigan

 

Academic Achievements

  • Silver Medal School designation by US News and World Report.
  • Listed in the College Success Awards report by Greatschools.org - honors top schools in 9 states who prepare students for postsecondary success.
  • Rated by Niche.com as one of the top high schools in Michigan.
  • The Class of 2019 includes 98 students with Summa standing, 44 Magna standing, and 45 Cum Laude standing
  • 122 graduates belonged to the National Honor Society.
  • Seniors earned over 8 million dollars in scholarships.
  • Seniors were accepted to UCLA, USC, Brown, Penn, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, the University of Michigan, and the Air Force Academy.
  • 1 Advanced Placement Scholar & International Diploma Recipient
  • 214 students participated in DECA. 53 of 115 students earned medals at DECA districts. 72 students participated in the DECA state conference where 72 state medals were earned.
  • 34 students qualified to represent Michigan at DECA Nationals. 11 students were international winners (Top 10 worldwide) with three students sharing the #3 ranking in the world.
  • WBHS is the first high school in the nation to adopt a mental health curriculum in conjunction with TherapyLive
  • Engineering Academy 4 created a partnership with LTU and successfully placed 22 Engineering Academy 4 students in internships.
  • Robotics team finished as Semi-Finalists at the county level for OCCRA Robotics, Semi- Finalists at both of our FIRST Robotics District events and State qualifiers. 
  • Video Game Club successfully started an eSports team and competed at the national level.

Athletic Achievements

  • WBHS offers 35 Varsity sports as well as 9th grade and Junior Varsity teams.
  • League champions in the following sports: Volleyball Softball Girls Soccer Girls Basketball Girls Tennis Boys Soccer Boys Swim and Dive
  • District Champions in the following sports: Football Girls Basketball Wrestling
  • Girls tennis team awarded Academic All State honors.
  • WBHS is a MHSAA venue for state playoffs.
  • The WBHS student section, “The Swamp,” is consistently voted one of the top student sections in Michigan
  • 92 senior students earned the Scholar Athlete designation this year; 34 graduated with over a 4.0.
  • 15 student-athletes signed their NLI to participate in intercollegiate athletics.

Fine Arts

  • Laker Express, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, & Chorale all received Rating 1 Excellence at MSVMA.
  • Laker Express honored at Michigan Music Conference as best specialty choir and honored to perform for Pistons, Karen Newman Spectacular & Tenors Unlimited from the UK.
  • All State Solo Ensemble received ones.
  • The WBHS Marching Band finished seventh in the state with a score of 90.075; their highest score since 2015 and highest placement since 2011.
  • The Symphonic Winds earned an overall rating of I (Excellent) at district band festival; they received straight A's from three judges out of four.
  • The Concert Band and Symphony Band earned an overall rating of II (Good) at district band festival.
  • The Winter Colorguard program and the Winter Percussion program performed at WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Winter Percussion qualified for finals. They finished 13th in their class.
  • Clark Floer successfully auditioned into the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps and will be touring with the group this summer playing marimba.
  • Nick DeBello successfully auditioned into the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and will be touring with the group this summer as a member of their colorguard.
  • The Jazz Band performed in Temple Israel's Afternoon Concert Series.
  • We had many students earn ratings of I or II (excellent or good) at both district and state solo and ensemble.
  • The WBHS Brass Quintet was nominated to perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.
  • Three WBHS band students were selected for MSBOA District IV Honors .
  • Two wonderful theatre productions- Macbeth and Legally Blonde.
  • Superior Awards in MIFA for Program and Lobby Display.
  • Excellent Awards in MIFA for student actors, set crew and masks.

Student Leadership

  • Received the Student Leadership Award of Excellence, Star School Award, & State Charity Award at MASC/MAHS State Conference.
  • Organized events for Homecoming 2018. Events included selling spirit packs, the Mr. WB competition, pep assembly, spirit week, parade, blood drive and dance along with a movie in the gym. We also hosted an alumni tailgate along with DECA before the Homecoming game.
  • Hosted a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat in the WBHS parking lot for elementary and middle school students.
  • Organized a Club and Activities Fair in the iCenter.
  • Organized U-Matter Week in November. Program was created to shed light on mental health awareness. There were speakers, teacher and student TED talks, surprise breakfasts, games, and contests.
  • Adopted multiple families for the holidays and raised over $1,500 to purchase gifts. Planned parties and events for the LINK students.
  • Held Coffee House, a talent show, in December in the iCenter. Raised over $300 for various charities.
  • Held Winterfest and an annual Senior Citizen Prom.
  • Donated funds and/or volunteered for the following organizations: Blessings in a Backpack, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Friendship Circle, Giving Tree (holiday gifts for WBHS students), Michigan Animal Rescue League, Project 561, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Operation Gratitude, & Gleaners Community Food Bank.
  • Hosted “Laker Lotto” spirit days and Random Acts of Kindness throughout the year.
  • Hosted Activist Week and raised $2,000 for Make-A-Wish through a variety of activities, organized an Elementary and Middle School Movie Night, a Blood Drive, and an assembly.
  • Partnered with DECA to host a carnival in the courtyard to benefit the American Cancer Society which raised $2,500