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Waterford Kettering High School

Waterford Kettering High School is a public high school in the Waterford School District located in Waterford, Michigan. The official name of the high school is Charles F. Kettering High School, named for the automotive industry pioneer.

Waterford Kettering High School
2800 Kettering Drive


United States
Coordinates42°40′46″N 83°23′29″W / 42.679422°N 83.391509°W / 42.679422; -83.391509Coordinates: 42°40′46″N 83°23′29″W / 42.679422°N 83.391509°W / 42.679422; -83.391509
School districtWaterford School District
SuperintendentKeith Wunderlich
CEEB code231273
PrincipalDebra Cooper
Teaching staff63.60 (on a FTE basis)
Enrollment1,366 (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio21.48
Color(s)Forest Green and White         
Athletics conferenceKensington Lakes Activities Association
RivalWaterford Mott High School
NewspaperThe Murmur


Waterford Kettering High School opened in 1961.

In 1983, the school district consolidated high schools and closed Waterford Township High School. This left two high schools in the district; Kettering and Waterford Mott High School.[1]

In the fall of 1990, ninth graders joined the Kettering student body.


The football stadium, Jim Larkin Stadium, has FieldTurf and has stands for approximately 1,500 spectators. Each of the school's two gymnasiums can seat over 900 spectators for basketball and volleyball games.

The Performing Arts Center, completed in 2004, includes band, choir, and orchestra suites with full sound systems, projector screens, and acoustic design fully implemented in their ceilings and walls.

Extracurricular activitiesEdit


Waterford Kettering fields teams in baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, diving, and wrestling. Kettering has won three state championships, two for softball in 1991 and 1998, and one for Men's Bowling in 2018.[4]


Waterford Kettering has several musical ensembles: three concert bands, two jazz bands, the Marching Captains marching band, multiple choir groups, a philharmonic orchestra, a symphony orchestra, and a chamber orchestra. The WK Marching Captains, Wind Ensemble, Chamber and Mass Choir, and orchestras performed at Disney Magic Music Days in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b "Waterford School District-Kettering High School". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Waterford Kettering High School". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ "School Directory - Waterford Kettering HS". Michigan High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Yearly Champions - Softball - MHSAA Sports". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Dave Marsh hits airwaves with new show on Oct. 10". Detroit News. 2004-10-01. With the addition of Marsh, a graduate of Waterford Kettering High School, Sirius adds to its growing stable of Detroiters...
  6. ^ "In Chicago, a 'Beary Christmas'". Detroit Free Press. 2001-11-29. Lately, the Bears have rallied around veteran quarterback Jim Miller, who played at Michigan State and Waterford Kettering High School.

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