Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Eyes New Locations for High School

WILKES-BARRE -- Wilkes-Barre Area School Board members met Monday night to discuss potential locations for the district's new high school.

This was the first meeting since the Wilkes-Barre Zoning Board rejected a proposal to build downtown on the site of Coughlin High School.

Members discussed three new locations to be evaluated for the project, none of which is in Wilkes-Barre.

The three potential locations are all in Plains Township.

According to Board Solicitor Raymond Wendolowski, the sites include:

  • about 100 acres near the Seven Tubs Nature Area
  • about 50 acres along Baltimore Drive near Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • about 40 acres along River Road and West Saylor Avenue

The locations have been added to a feasibility study to be completed by an architect. The results of the study are expected in March.


  • Mary

    Wilkes-Barre why dont you worry about your academics. I live in the city and will never send my child to your schools and i know im not the only parent that feels this way. Why do you think it is so hard to get in bear creek charter schools?

  • Liliana

    This board is one of the shadiest in the area…bunch of clowns just tossing around educational decisions like they’re nothing. Disgusting.

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