Whitehall-Coplay School District

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This school district serves the following county or counties: Lehigh

District Profile

2940 McArthur Rd

Whitehall, PA 18052-3408

Phone 610-439-1431

Fax 610-435-0124

Includes the municipalities of Coplay Borough, Whitehall Township.

Square Miles

13.49

Students Enrolled

4,353

Total Number of Schools:

5
  • Clarence M Gockley El Sch (K-1)
  • George D Steckel El Sch (2-3)
  • Whitehall HS (9-12)
  • Whitehall-Coplay MS (6,7-8)
  • Zephyr El Sch (4-5)

School district: light blue; Administrative office: medium blue circle; County(ies) served: green dashes.

Total Students

4,353

Ethnicity

American Indian
0.16%
Asian
4.78%
Black
8.75%
Latino
30.94%
Pacific Islander
0.14%
2 or More Races
4.71%
White
50.52%

Gender

Male
52.31%
Female
47.69%

Other Statistics

Special Education
18.36%
English Learner
6.09%

Financials

Median Household Income

$61,147.00

Revenue Sources

Type of Revenue Income Percent of Budget
Local Revenues $48,326,002.50 68.04%
State Revenues $21,329,693.04 30.03%
Federal $1,340,063.77 1.88%
Other $28,126.25 0.03%

Other Tax Stats

Property Taxes Collected by District
$39,737,490.72
Property Values Within District
$178,800.00
Median Home Value

Academic Outcomes

Graduation Rate

94.96%

Rigorous Courses

19
E.g. IB AP

Post-Secondary Plans

69.14%
College/University
3.43%
Other Specialized Learning

PSSA Stats

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 67.35% 65.16% N/A
Grade 4 69.97% 54.61% 84.54%
Grade 5 64.31% 44.00% N/A
Grade 6 66.87% 38.74% N/A
Grade 7 66.03% 32.58% N/A
Grade 8 57.71% 28.29% 66.23%

Keystone Results

% of Advanced or Proficient

Grade Level Literature Algebra I Biology
Grade 11 57.38% 57.42% 69.36%

Staff

260

Teachers

15

Administrators

210

Support

Student /Teacher Ratio

17:1

School District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Robert Steckel

School Board Directors *

Name Total Years of Service Current Term
School Director Training Certificate
PSBA Provided
Certificate of Board Governance
Continuing Education Badges Earned
William Fonzone
Board President
5 2021-2025
George Makhoul
Board Vice President
5 2019-2023
Patty Gaugler
11 2019-2023

Advanced School Director Training (RQD-ADV)

Nichole Hartman
3 2019-2023
Keri Kromer
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Fady Salloum
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Allison Schultz
1 2021-2025

New School Director Training (RQD-NEW)

Joseph Shields
5 2022-2023
George Williams
5 2021-2025

* In accordance with Act 55 of 2017 and Act 18 of 2019, school board directors are required to complete approved training starting in the 2018-2019 school year. School board directors who began their term in 2017 are permitted to take this training, but it is not required. School board directors who began their term after July 1, 2018 are required to complete an initial 5 hours of new school director training and at the beginning of each subsequent election, 3 hours of advanced school director training. School board director data will be updated as it is made available. Data updates occur regularly and ongoing.