Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran High School is one of the largest and most comprehensive private Christian high schools in the Greater Milwaukee area.

WLHS is also the oldest Lutheran high school in the United States, with a rich history dating back to 1903.

Where Success Means More

Regularly, someone asks “What makes Wisconsin Lutheran High School different?” The answer: At WLHS success means more.

The “more” at WLHS is a combination of FAITH, OPPORTUNITY, CHARACTER, UNITY, and SUPPORT
that gives our students a Christ-centered, complete high school experience and prepares them for lives of service in a diverse world.

Did you know:

  • Each month, during the school year, one male and one female is nominated for a Viking Christian Leader of the Month based on a Wisco Way Word? Read more about our Viking Christian Leaders at wlhs.org/vcl.

  • Students have the opportunity to grow in a variety of Christian leadership activities offered at the high school including: Viking Christian Leadership Academy, Chick-Fil-A-Leadership Group, Future Business Leaders of America, Wisco Witness in the World volunteer and mission work, the Civil Rights Tour, and more!

WLHS At A Glance

List of 11 items.

  • A Caring, Christian Atmosphere

    In a school-wide survey, 93% of WLHS students agree or strongly agree with this statement:
    “My teacher reflected Christ’s love by caring about me as a person and as a student.”
  • Enrollment: 940 (projected for 2023-24)

  • Course Offerings

    WLHS offers 148 courses to prepare students for every goal from college and university to the trades.
  • Test Achievements

    WLHS’ best scores, as reported to colleges, show the top 75 percent of seniors averaged 27.8 (70th percentile) on the ACT! In addition, FOUR WLHS students have achieved a perfect 36 ACT test score in the past years.
  • Advanced Placement Success

    In 2022-23, eighty percent of WLHS students who took the AP test scored a 3 or higher (on a scale of 1-5) on 244 AP exams for a total of 732 college credit savings. This is a $384,300 potential savings.
  • Average Daily Attendance

    WLHS students take school seriously. That’s reflected by a 96% daily attendance rate.
  • One-to-One Technology

    Every WLHS student is issued a Chromebook computer in order to take advantage of the most advanced integration of technology and online resources. Chromebooks also allow students impacted by COVID-19 to stay on top of coursework from home—or anywhere.
  • International Influence

    In 2022-2023, the WLHS student body included (70) international students representing 18 different countries of origin.
  • Multiethnic Diversity

    WLHS serves one of the most diverse, cross-cultural student bodies in Milwaukee. The 2023-2024 enrollment included:
    • White 43.9%
    • Black 27.9%
    • Asian 9.3%
    • Hispanic 13.1%
    • American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
    • Two or more 5.5%
  • Co-curricular Activities

    73% of WLHS students participate in one or more co-curricular activities ranging from athletics to robotics.
  • Fine Arts Participation

    40% of students participated in a Fine Arts elective last year.
    WLHS ensembles performed at 29 different conference congregations. WLHS is one of three high schools in Wisconsin that offers a Steelpan (steel drum) band.
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