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Principal's Message

Mr. Gabriel
On behalf of the administration, faculty, support staff and the entire school community, I welcome you to James M. Coughlin High School, a school community built in rich educational traditions and outstanding educational outcomes. Since 1909, the faculty and staff of the Coughlin High School community are very dedicated, and work tirelessly to make sure all students reach their highest learning potential. As our district begins to modernize and develop a new, state-of-the-art high school, the students of James M. Coughlin High School have many opportunities here with a large array of educational services and a full range of academic and extra-curricular programs to reach their highest level of becoming successful young men and women and prominent citizens of tomorrow’s world.  

We look forward to building a positive and trusting relationship with your son/daughter. We are highly convinced that your son/daughter will be provided with well-rounded and rigorous academic programs that are designed to meet the challenges of the future. We believe to build a strong and productive community, the most important ingredient is parental/guardian involvement. Our website for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District is available for you to view the happenings and progress of James M. Coughlin High School. This form of modern day communication allows the entire school community to stay in touch on a daily basis.

The James M. Coughlin High School community, although faced with change for a better tommorow, will continue to work tirelessly,  to encourage and inspire your son/daughter to reach his or her highest potential.
Mr. Hal Gabriel, 
James M. Coughlin High School