About Our District

Welcome to the

Jim Thorpe Area School District

Greetings!  Our school community encompasses approximately 150 square miles ranging from the historic town of Jim Thorpe at our lower boundary to our picturesque developments at our upper boundary that embody the recreational spirit of the Pocono region of which we are a proud part.

Students in the district attend one of our three up-to-date facilities that offer our diverse population a wide variety of academic offerings while also providing a complete menu of extracurricular, co-curricular, and athletic activities.  We are proud that our students have access to the latest innovations in educational technology through the first one-to-one initiative in Carbon County, providing students with iPads in Grades K-6, and MacBook Air laptops in Grades 7-12. Our students have had the opportunity to showcase their expertise in local and state academic competitions.

Jim Thorpe Area School District is privileged to partner with other educational providers from our earliest learners in the Right From the Start program (birth to five years) or our Pre-K Counts attendees to our most able academic students at the high school level who can earn college credits within our dual enrollment program in conjunction with Lehigh Carbon Community College.

We are privileged to serve our community, but most importantly, the students who ARE Jim Thorpe Area School District.

Jim Thorpe Area High School
1 Olympian Way
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

The Jim Thorpe Area High School serves approximately 600 students from grades 9-12.  It contains classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies, a library media center, and large group instruction facilities. In addition, the campus includes the district's main auditorium, the site of dramatic and musical performances.  The school's main athletic complex is located here, with a gym, sports stadium, tennis courts  and baseball and softball fields.

Lawrence B. Morris School
140 West 10th Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

The Lawrence B. Morris School serves approximately 675 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten -Grade 8, with the Pre-K Counts program located at the Jim Thorpe Area High School.  The school was originally built in 1974 and expanded in 2008. It contains modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards in every classroom, four computer labs, a library media center, and a gymnasium used for junior varsity sports and other activities.

Penn-Kidder Campus
2580 State Route 903
Albrightsville, PA 18210


The Penn-Kidder Campus, opened in 2004, is the newest school in the district, and serves approximately 625 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 8.  It contains modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, a library media center, four computer labs and a gym and athletic fields used for junior varsity sports.