Watervliet High School (Watervliet, Michigan)

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Watervliet High School


Coordinates 42°11′16″N86°15′09″W / 42.187861°N 86.252482°W / 42.187861; -86.252482 Coordinates: 42°11′16″N86°15′09″W / 42.187861°N 86.252482°W / 42.187861; -86.252482
Type Free public
School district Watervliet School District
PrincipalBrad Coon
Faculty38 (21 full-time teachers, 2 part-time teachers, 4 share teachers, 1 guidance counselor, 10 support staff)
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment438 Students
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Mascot Panther
Budget$3.02 Million USD (based on $6875/ student)

Watervliet High School (commonly Watervliet or WHS) is a publicly funded high school in Watervliet, Michigan. It serves the students of the city of Watervliet and the surrounding townships education needs for grades 9 – 12.

Watervliet, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Watervliet is a city in northeastern Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,735 at the 2010 census, down from 1,843 at the 2000 census. Mostly a rural farming community, the name comes from the Dutch for "where the waters meet." The city is surrounded by Watervliet Charter Township but is administered autonomously.



Watervliet High School was first accredited by the Michigan North Central Association in the 1930-1931 school year [1] and continues to have accreditation from Education Yes!, Michigan’s current system of school accreditation.[ citation needed ]

Teachers in core curricula of English, math, science, social studies, foreign language and high school arts all meet the No Child Left Behind Act’s (NCLB) definition of Highly Qualified. Students at WHS also surpassed state averages for the American College Testing (ACT) test (Composite: 22.2/21.6 WHS/State, English: 21.1/20.4, Math: 21.8/21.2, Reading: 22.7/21.7, Science: 22.3/21.6)[ citation needed ]

Watervliet also has a graduation rate of 90.95% with a dropout rate of 2.38%. [2] [ better source needed ]

Extra Curricular


Watervliet competes in the Southwest Athletic Conference of Michigan. They have a fall lineup of football, volleyball, cross-country, equestrian, and cheerleading, a winter lineup of boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling and spring sports of boys and girls track, softball, baseball, soccer (girls only) and golf.

Student Clubs

Science Olympiad American school science competition

Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 7,800 middle school and high school teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. U.S. territories do not compete; however, since 2012 high school teams from Japan have competed at the national tournament as unranked guests.


  1. http://www.ncamichigan.org/member_list.asp
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20070812034108/http://www.watervliet.k12.mi.us/Media%20Center.htm. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved March 27, 2008.Missing or empty |title= (help)

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