Wilson Area School District

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Wilson Area School District
Wilson, Pennsylvania
Northampton County
United States
Coordinates 40°41′07″N 75°14′33″W / 40.6854°N 75.2425°W / 40.6854; -75.2425Coordinates: 40°41′07″N 75°14′33″W / 40.6854°N 75.2425°W / 40.6854; -75.2425
District information
Type Public
Motto Live long and prosper.
Grades K through 12
Superintendent lil
Schools 5
District ID 4226550[1]
Students and staff
Students 2,200+
Teachers 164
Student-teacher ratio 13.45
Athletic conference Colonial League
Colors Blue and Gold         
Other information
Website www.wilsonareasd.org
Location of the Wilson Area School District in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Wilson Area School District is a public school district located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is home to the 2006 Football State Champions. It serves the boroughs of Glendon, West Easton, and Wilson; as well as Williams Township.

Map of Wilson Area School District in relation to other districts in Northampton County


School district was established on Feb. 10, 1913 when Township of Wilson was erected.

Historical and Recent Court Cases

Palmer School District v. Wilson School District, 1914- Representing Palmer: George L. Xander, Representing Wilson- Asher Seip. According to the report by Henry D. Maxwell of Easton, PA, this case stemmed from the fact a certain amount of indebtedness was created when on Feb. 10, 1913 the Township of Wilson was created and thus automatically created a certain amount of debt owed back to Palmer for the related loss. While Wilson attempted to delay the matter in court, this delay inevitably failed. The resultant of the case was on June 14, 1915 Wilson School District owed Palmer School District $8,428.33.[2]

Wilson Area School District, Borough of Wilson, and Northampton County v. Easton Hospital, 708 A.2d 835 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1998)- This 2000 decision of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appeal deals with the rights of the governing bodies to assess real estate taxation upon Easton Hospital, which at the time was involved with various for-profit subsidiary entities. The decision was found in favor of the hospital and its non-profit status. Justice Nigro filed a dissenting opinion.[3]

Philip F. Lauer Middle School/Wilson Area Intermediate School renovations[edit]

On April 21, 2008, the Wilson Area School Board approved $44.8 million in renovations to the Philip F. Lauer Middle School. Construction began in the late summer of 2009. The plan entails adding new building wings to both sides of the school's current gymnasium and athletics building, then demolishing the rest of the building, essentially creating a new school building on the same property. The board chose this option instead of a $45.7 million plan that would renovate the existing building and make minimal building additions because it would result in a longer construction period, less open space and more classroom disruption. The 38-year-old middle school building had not been renovated since its construction, and school officials had discussed renovations for years the plans were approved.[4]

The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students moved into the new building on April 25, 2011. The school will begin servicing the fifth graders of the district starting in the 2011–2012 school year. Now that it will be serving fifth grade students, the building has been renamed Wilson Area Intermediate School.[5]


  • Wilson Area High School
  • Wilson Area Intermediate School (formerly Philip F. Lauer Middle School)
  • Avona Elementary School
  • Williams Township Elementary School
  • Wilson Borough Elementary School

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Wilson Area Sd". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ Pennsylvania. Courts; Allinson, E.P.; Titus, H.C.; Monaghan, R.J.; Stork, T.B.; Page, H.W.; Bergen, M.V.; Bell, J.C.; Hanna, M.; American Bar Association (1916). The District Reports, Containing Cases Decided in the Various Judicial Districts of the State of Pennsylvania. V. 1-30: 1892-1921. 25. E. P. Allinson. p. 461. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  3. ^ "http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/pennsylvania/supreme-court/J-253-98mo.pdf?ts=1370458507" (PDF). statecasefiles.justia.com. Retrieved 2014-11-30.  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ McEvoy, Colin (2008-04-22). "Plans for middle school OK'd; Philip F. Lauer renovations estimated to cost $45 million.". The Express-Times. 
  5. ^ Clark, Adam (2011-04-25). "'I just love this new school'; Wilson Area students move to new intermediate school.". The Morning Call. 

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