School Details

Clarence M Gockley El School

2932 Zephyr Blvd, Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 433-7551

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-1 520 students 20 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Clarence M Gockley El School is a public elementary school in Whitehall Township. The principal of Clarence M Gockley El School is Dr Mary FeKula. 520 students go to Clarence M Gockley El School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 22% of the 520 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Clarence M Gockley El School is 20:1. George D Steckel El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French


  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 62%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 22% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Didn't realilze how Great this school was until we moved back to Florida. (The school system down here has alot to be desired!) Because of Gockley my son is LightYears ahead of his peers in Florida. Of course he would've been going to Steckel this year; however his K and 1st grade experience at Gockley is forever memorable. It was quite difficult to make friends in that area; a bit closed community (Whitehall Allentown area). This is something that is not an issue in south Florida. But as it relates to elementary schooling if you are in the Lehigh Valley and want a First Class K or 1 program move to Whitehall so your child/ren can attend Gockley!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers! It also offers many activities during the year for parents to be involved. They are always looking for ways to make the experience better for the kids. As a parent I feel safe sending my child there and its a environment that my daughter enjoys going to school without having to worry about a thing. They take many precautions. Teachers are excellent they prepare kids well before moving on to the next thing.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my son's third school this year 2007-08. His teacher made this transition very easy for him. I highly recommend Gockley.

  • (7 years ago)

    Gockley is a wonderful caring school where the teachers and staff are excellent!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Our son attended Gockley and we couldn't have made a better choice. The teacher was out of this world the programs were great and the amount of interest my son showed about school activities after school and assignments just kept amazing us. In short I can say that Gockley saved us around $10000 which we would have invested in a montessori or similar school. Thanks again to Gockley and Mrs. Lester! - Prasad Somanna

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is currently finishing his kindergarten year at Gockley Elementary School and we could not be happier. The education is superior and the teachers are of the highest quality. They are always there to help your child and answer your questions/concerns. There are many programs throughout the school district including arts music sports and numerous fundraisers. I only wish that they offered sports programs within the school district for the elementary schools. However they are always sending home information regarding various sports throughout the area. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their children's education and they have many opportunities throughout the year for parents to come see what their child is doing. We love Gockley and our son loves it as well.

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