The Whitehall-Coplay School District is located in the Township of Whitehall, which is in the central eastern section of Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River adjacent to the northern border of the City of Allentown in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metropolitan Area (the Lehigh Valley).
Whitehall Township is the second largest municipality in Lehigh County by population. Covering an area of approximately 13.1 square miles, the township is within a hundred miles of the cities of Harrisburg, New York, and Philadelphia. Due to its proximity and accessibility to major cities, the township is experiencing an increase in housing developments and business opportunities resulting in a more diversified population.
The township is mainly residential and commercial in character with approximately 50% of the land use devoted to residences and 40% devoted to commercial purposes. Whitehall has developed into the preeminent commercial center for the Lehigh Valley. There are a number of major retail shopping areas in the township, including the Lehigh Valley Mall and Whitehall Mall, as well as the MacArthur Road corridor. The latter includes Whitehall Square, and other shopping areas extending north on US Route 145 from the Allentown border.
The Lehigh Valley area is home to numerous institutions of higher learning. The district engages in collaborative partnership with these institutions such as student teaching opportunities, research studies, and students as tutors. Likewise our students have access to special programs, college courses, and academic competitions.
Whitehall-Coplay School District is located on a 143-acre campus with all five schools located centrally in the district. Approximately 4,300 students report to the high school (9-12), middle school (6-8), intermediate (4-5), elementary (2-3), and primary (K-1) buildings. In addition to these buildings, the campus also houses the administration building, shipping and receiving building, transportation center, football stadium, all-purpose sports stadium, and field house.
The mission of the Whitehall-Coplay School District is to serve the diverse community by providing educational opportunities designed to challenge students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship.
The Whitehall-Coplay School District seeks to create a positive environment where students, parents/guardians and the community feel welcome and a sense of belonging.
Our schools and campus setting become the focal point for our diverse student body to realize multiple opportunities for academic growth and extracurricular activities.
Our district employees are committed to carrying out the district’s mission, vision, and shared values.
All Whitehall-Coplay School District staff display a strong sense of pride, dedication, mutual respect, and strong work ethic.
Whitehall-Coplay School District’s vision is to support and nurture learning, achievement, belonging, and a sense of responsible citizenship among all of its diverse stake-holders.
The Whitehall-Coplay School District believes:
- All students can learn, are unique and have positive contributions to make.
- All students desire success, acceptance, and recognition.
- All students need nurturing relationships to mature socially, intellectually, and emotionally in their individual style and at their own pace in a safe environment.
- It is imperative that the educational process function on the premise that all students want to learn.
- Life-long learning is essential for success in a changing global society for all members of the community.
- Education is the shared responsibility of the school district, student, family, government, and community.
- Extending the use of school facilities provides opportunities for continuous learning for community members of all ages.
- Excellence in programs, facilities, and technology is achievable and always worth the investment. Developing understanding, respect, and appreciation for others is essential in today’s diverse society
Open Records Officer
Mr. Christopher Schiffert
Assistant to the Superintendent
2940 MacArthur Road
Whitehall, PA 18052
Phone: 610-439-1431 | Fax: 610-435-0124
Assistant Open Records Officer
(In Mr. Schiffert ’s absence as indicated by “Out of Office” reply on email message)
Ms. Ann CarpenterClick for WCSD - PA Standard "Right to Know" request form
Supervisor of Financial Operations
2940 MacArthur Road
Whitehall, PA 18052
PA State Contact
Mr. Erik Arneson, Executive Director
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234
Administration Contact Information
Lorie D. Hackett, Superintendent
Barbara Chomik, Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Whitehall-Coplay Virtual Learning Program)
Sandy Rex, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted and ESOL)
Future Ready PA Index
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recognizes that students – and the schools that serve them – are more than just standardized test scores.
Launched in November 2018, the Future Ready PA Index is the result of discussions with thousands of educators, parents, advocates, policymakers, and business leaders across Pennsylvania about how communities should evaluate schools.
The tool moves beyond a single, summative score to increase transparency around school and student group performance – it features a dashboard approach to present data and information. The Future Ready PA Index illustrates student and school success via three color-coded categories: academic performance, student progress, and college and career readiness, providing the public with a more comprehensive look at how Pennsylvania's schools are educating students.
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