Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Tel: (414)453-4567
  • Founded in 1903, Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) is a family of students, teachers and staff working and learning together in a safe, caring and Christian environment.
  • WLHS seeks to help students develop biblical values and personal skills necessary for a lifetime of service to Jesus in students` homes, churches, careers and communities.
  • More than 90 percent of WLHS graduates enroll in post-secondary institutions.
  • WLHS has been accredited through the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Accreditation (WELSSA), Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association (WRISA) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and is a PAVE-identified school.  For more information about WLHS, visit www.wlhs.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accreditation (WELSSA)
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 779 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Wisconsin Lutheran High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, History, Psychology
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Open enrollment for the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (Feb. 1-20) Open enrollment for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (Feb. 1 - April 20) Tuition assistance/Scholarship application period (Feb. 1-28)
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Brad Wetzel
Admissions Associate Mark Ricke


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Agents of Change, Band Ensembles, Chess Club, Compass (Yearbook), Drama Club, Forensics, Inspiration, Jubilation, Math Track Team, Musical Production, National Honor Society (NHS), Office Runners, Page Turners Book Club, Pilot (Newspaper), Plautz Fund/Drost Fund, Play Production, Robotics Club (Technology Design Team), Student Council, Tech Team/Sound & Lighting, Tutors, WISCO Kids Band Ensembles, Chess Club, Drama Club, Forensics, Inspiration, Jubilation, Office Runners, Tutors, WISCO Kids, Agents of Change,
Compass (Yearbook),
Math Track Team,
Musical Production,
National Honor Society (NHS),
Page Turners Book Club,
Pilot (Newspaper),
Plautz Fund/Drost Fund,
Play Production,
Robotics Club (Technology Design Team),
Student Council,
Tech Team/Sound & Lighting,

School Notes

  • 9th Grade Applicants - submit a copy of the students 7th grade report card, most recent 8th grade report card, and standardized test scores from 7th/8th grade. 10th/11th Grade Applicants - submit your student`s most recent high school transcript, attendance and disciplinary reports from the current school.  If the student has had no disciplinary issues, a letter from an administrator stating this is needed. 12th Grade Applicant - WLHS does not accept 12th grade transfers.
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