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Superintendent's Welcome


In South Lake Schools, our CAVS are more than just a number; they are an integral part of the South Lake Community.  Our 2018 graduates prove this point as they provided our community over 6,400 total hours of community service throughout their four years at South Lake High School.  Our CAVS also bond with one another through athletics to compete on 22 MHSAA endorsed varsity teams that support individual growth and teamwork.  Not to be overlooked, our 35 clubs and extracurricular programs advance teamwork as well while giving back to St. Clair Shores and Eastpointe.     

A strong community correlates to strong achievement.  The 4-year Graduation Rate for South Lake High School is 94.8% and 63.7% of our 2016/2017 CAVS enrolled in college.  The MAP scores on the NWEA for South Lake Middle School also exceeded national growth averages during the 2017/2018 school year.  We believe a community that supports the contributions of one another helps everyone reach their highest level of achievement. 

South Lake Schools is committed to providing our CAVS comprehensive academic programs with smaller class sizes.  As a District, we offer 7 Advanced Placement courses, 17 Honors Courses, 10 Performing Arts courses, 13 World Language courses, and 3 on-site Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.  In addition, students may dual enroll at Wayne State University (at South Lake High School) or Macomb Community College to earn college credits before graduation.    

South Lake Schools provides transportation to all students in grades kindergarten through 12th.  We know that students cannot benefit from what South Lake Schools offers when they are not in school.  To ensure students get to school and arrive on time, we now provide transportation for all students in grades kindergarten through 12th.  South Lake High School is also the first school in Macomb County to push its start time after 8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. 

South Lake High School had more seniors represented on the 2018 Macomb County All-Academic team than any other high school in St. Clair Shores.  Five South Lake High School seniors were named to the 32nd annual Macomb County All-Academic team for the 2017/2018 school year.  This is a testament to the hard work of our students and to the dedication and care of our South Lake staff. 

Ted VonHiltmayer