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.