School Details

George D Steckel El School

2928 Zephyr Blvd, Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 435-1521

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-3 598 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Whitehall-Coplay School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George D Steckel El School is a public elementary school in Whitehall Township. The principal of George D Steckel El School is Mr Glenn Noack. 598 students attend George D Steckel El School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 43% of the 598 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at George D Steckel El School is 16:1. Clarence M Gockley El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 62%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 25% 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 43% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i had my son in the school i love how they talk to my son and my son learn soo much and the principal cares so much for the kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    I showed my son this website. We used to live in Allentown but were in Parkland School District. He said 'Mom can we please go to this school? It looks so cool with high scores.' I accepted his question and then we moved. It was a great school with high scores really!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very well run fun and safe!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a good school.They have some fun activities for me to do.The teacher are very nice.I still contact them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been involved with Steckel Elem. for the past 5 years and have been continually impressed. They have caring and committed teachers and administrators who always put the students first. My daughters have had teachers who have gone above and beyond to teach them more than just the basic curriculum. They also have a very active PTO which provides many programs and activities for the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is good. If your child is interested in music there is the recorder for the 3rd grade and drums etc for the 4th grade. I work in NY so it is difficult to attend PTA meetings but I get information sent home on a regular basis so I am kept up to date. My only area where I am not too comfortable is how the kids are placed in classes . There seems to be a silence about the method and you are told not to request changes if you are not happy with your child's placement. More open discussions or some other method is needed showing reason(s) for placement. If your child is placed in a class that works to slowly for him/her you do not feel that you have the right to ask for and receive a change.

  • (9 years ago)

    The faculty at Steckel is very clique-ish and snobby. The school is large and although there are many opportunities I feel that the teachers are more worried about getting out by the time the bell rings.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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