Set to be complete in January 2017, the new Wilde Lake Middle School will be the first net zero energy school in Maryland. A net zero energy building generates as much energy as it uses over the course of a year as a result of building system efficiencies and on-site renewable energy sources, such as solar power. The new Wilde Lake Middle School is positioned to be the most energy conscious and efficient school in the state, furthering HCPSS’ commitment to environmental sustainability as a support for healthy learning environments.
Wilde Lake Middle is located in Columbia, Maryland. Wilde Lake Middle was opened in 1969, renovated in 1974 and again in 1998. During the summer of 2009, Wilde Lake Middle went through minor renovations receiving fresh paint inside and out and a few more walls to close off the open spaces. A new building is currently in development. Wilde Lake Middle School has a diverse student population and faculty consisting of 543 students and 86 faculty members. The Wilde Lake community is a very active and supportive community, and we are proud of our strong and supportive PTSA and the many business
partnerships that we have established.
Wilde Lake Middle School staff, students, families, and community will work together to create a supportive and intellectually stimulating school environment for all. We will achieve academic excellence, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, provide service to our community and develop the skills of life long learning.
The mission of the WLMS community is to prepare students for college and career readiness in an environment that values responsibility, respect, readiness, and safety. Our students will prepare for their futures by:
This year, WLMS is excited to expand our “Grow Strong” program. Our overarching goal is to empower staff and students to focus on their strengths to promote higher levels of academic achievement, hope, engagement and well-being.
For more information on our "Grow Strong" initiatives visit:
Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.
WLMS BOE Representative: Kirsten Coombs