The history of Macungie Elementary School dates back to 1840, when a stone building was purchased at 28 North Church Street in Millerstown, as Macungie was referred to at that time. Over many years, the town’s name changed as the population grew, and in 1942, Macungie School, on Main Street in Macungie, was opened and elementary students were served in the building for more than four decades. In 1989, a “new” Macungie Elementary School was built on the campus that houses both Shoemaker Elementary School and Eyer Junior High School, and it opened for students in September of 1989.Currently, Macungie Elementary School serves approximately 480 students, ranging from kindergarten through Grade 5. The school employs approximately 40 professional and 30 non-professional staff members.
The staff at Macungie Elementary School prides itself on providing a variety of positive opportunities for students, parents and community members. The positive climate and culture of the school is nurtured through the school mission statement. Our theme, The Macungie Team R.O.A.R.S.(RESPECT, ORGANIZATION, ACCEPTANCE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND SAFETY & SUCCESS), guides our students and staff in a positive direction. Daily reinforcement of the mission is provided through a positive behavior program that rewards students for following school rules and going “above and beyond” to help others. In addition, Macungie staff and students carry great pride in academic achievement. From 2004 through 2017, Macungie students met or exceeded Pennsylvania Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks in both reading and math. Supported by the East Penn School District curriculum, the school offers challenging academic programs for all students such as grade level spelling bees, and we showcase student achievement at our monthly school meetings. Our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) program provides struggling students help and support for success, as well as engaging our on-level and above-level students with challenges and extensions. On a daily basis, teachers integrate classroom technologies, such as the use of Google Classroom and various online resources, to enhance instruction and expose students to “real life” problem solving situations.