Shoemaker Elementary School is located in the beautiful community of Macungie, Pennsylvania, which is approximately 10 miles outside of Allentown and 50 miles Northwest of Philadelphia. It shares a campus with Macungie Elementary School and Eyer Middle School. We are a kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school with approximately 678 students, 48 professional staff members and 38 support staff members. We have 33 classrooms, including 4 sections of kindergarten, 5 sections of first grade, 4 sections of second grade, 5 sections of third grade, 5 sections of fourth grade, and 5 sections of fifth grade. Additionally, our school has 4 special education classrooms and a gifted classroom.
Shoemaker Elementary School opened its doors in 1970 and, over the last 47 years, has undergone several changes as the district redistricted and reconfigured. Over the years, primary students from Alburtis, Kings Highway, and Lower Macungie Schools fed into Shoemaker, which primarily housed intermediate students ranging from third through sixth grade.
Shoemaker students and staff partner with a committed Parent -Teacher Organization (PTO) and volunteers who support a positive school climate by bringing families together for sponsored events. Some of these events include Family Bingo Night, the Annual Spring Iron Pigs Shoemaker Family Night, and the Color Run. Volunteers support our school in classrooms and with clerical work. In addition, financial support for assemblies, fieldtrips and classroom materials is provided by the PTO through a variety of fundraising activities including the sale of coupon books and the annual Read-a-Thon.
Shoemaker is a school filled with a friendly, motivated, and hardworking team committed to meeting the needs of each of our students through a variety of differentiated, research-based educational frameworks and instructional practices.