Tamaqua Area School District
138 West Broad Street

Tamaqua, PA 18252

Phone 570-668-2570
Fax 570-668-6850

Tamaqua Area School District
In Partnership with Home and Community

Welcome to Tamaqua Area School District. As you navigate our website, you will find information about many of the outstanding people, varied curriculum, programs, initiatives and accomplishments within our district

As superintendent of Tamaqua Area School District (TASD), I continuously reflect on our district’s mission that, along with our district's policies, guide our decision-making processes.  


The MISSION of the Tamaqua Area School District, in partnership with home and community, is committed to empowering students by providing opportunities to achieve their maximum potentials as responsible citizens and productive lifelong learners competing in an ever changing global community.


Tamaqua Area School District has a rich culture for the appreciation of education. Our students and staff continue to excel to very high levels of performance in the areas of academics and extracurricular activities. The middle and high schools are Middle States accredited. The foundations of the Morgan Scholarship and the Scheller Scholarship enable Tamaqua Area graduates the opportunity to attend college. The district has dual enrollment agreements with Penn State University, Hazleton Campus, emphasizing STEM education and Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The value of a TASD education goes beyond high test scores and acceptance rates at post-secondary institutions. A TASD education is about engaging our students – building relationships and enabling and encouraging our students to grow, explore, achieve and develop skills for life. This includes experiences within our vast array of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programs.

We are grateful for your support of our schools and for your continued investment in our most important resource – the young people of Rush Township, Schuylkill Township, Walker Township, West Penn Township, and the Borough of Tamaqua.


Raymond J. Kinder

Raymond J. Kinder

Superintendent, TASD

Located in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania, Tamaqua Area School District is a comprehensive learning facility serving the educational needs of over 2100 students in grades K-12. Our professional staff is committed to educational excellence providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to "compete in an ever changing global community." Our support staff is dedicated to the same goals and objectives of providing the best possible education for our students. The community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future.
Congrats Mrs. Remmel
 Each year, the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) honors its Outstanding Scholars, a select group of students who have completed at least 83 credit hours of study and have established a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 for all work completed at the university. (This is only 1% of the RIT student population.)
R.I.T. also honors teachers of these Outstanding Scholars, who are asked to identify a high school or community college teacher whom they consider to be the “best” — a teacher they would like honored as a model for others. These teachers have had a profound influence on their career and have been an inspiration in their life. Melody Kelly, a 2011 graduate from Tamaqua Area High School, has selected Mrs. Lori Remmel as such as teacher.
Mrs. Remmel was honored to attend a reception, award ceremony, and dinner in honor of these Outstanding Scholars and their most influential teachers on April 16, 2015 in Rochester, New York.