About Us

Christopher Rattay

Christopher Rattay Principal Christopher_Rattay@hcpss.org

Andrea Harmon

Andrea Harmon Assistant Principal Andrea_Harmon@hcpss.org

Kathleen Keck

Kathleen Keck Assistant Principal Kathleen_Keck@hcpss.org

LEED Certification

Wilde Lake Middle School was given a LEED certified Platinum Status in 2017 and is also a net-zero energy school.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Wilde Lake Middle School is among a small percentage of Howard County and Maryland schools to have earned LEED certification, which recognizes a commitment to environmental sustainability.

School Overview

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 was opened in 2017. 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 develops learners who take risks, embrace challenges, and make positive contributions in our diverse community.


Wilde Lake Middle School is committed to celebrating our diversity and the development of student and staff strengths.

  • Students will become self-advocates and creative problem solvers in a safe and rigorous environment.
  • Staff will engage students in high quality instruction to cultivate academic achievement.
  • The school will partner with families to foster academic, social, and emotional student growth.


The New, Net Zero Wilde Lake Middle School

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.

Learn more about the unique environmental aspects of the school.

School Profile: Wilde Lake Middle School
Fast facts about Wilde Lake MS listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE School Report Card
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) School Report Card reflects overall school performance using a combination of academic and school quality indicators.

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 1: Patrick Saunderson

Board of Education Representative

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: Antonia Watts