Students and Parents Welcome Back!

Subject: A Warm Welcome Back to School for Students and Families of the Iroquois School District!

Dear Students, Families, and Staff of the Iroquois School District,

As the warm days of summer gradually transition into the vibrant colors of autumn, it is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we welcome you back to a new school year! The Iroquois School District has always stood as a beacon of education and community, and we are thrilled to embark on another journey of learning, growth, and discovery together.

To our returning students and families, we extend a heartfelt welcome back. Your commitment to education and the sense of belonging you bring to our halls enrich our school community in immeasurable ways. We look forward to building upon the relationships and achievements of the past, creating a tapestry of experiences that will shape your future in remarkable ways.

For our new students and families, we extend a special welcome. We understand that stepping into a new environment can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Rest assured that the Iroquois School District is more than just a place of learning – it is a supportive and nurturing community where everyone's unique qualities are celebrated. We can't wait to get to know you and help you flourish.

As we embark on this new academic year, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth. Our dedicated educators have been hard at work preparing engaging lessons and meaningful experiences that will challenge and inspire you. We encourage you to approach each day with curiosity and a willingness to embrace new challenges, for it is through these challenges that we truly grow.

To our families, we appreciate your partnership and unwavering support. Your involvement plays a pivotal role in the success of our students, and we invite you to stay engaged in your child's education journey. Whether through volunteering, attending school events, or simply having conversations about their day, your presence matters.

Let us remember that education is not just about books and exams; it's about fostering a sense of belonging, developing lifelong friendships, and preparing for the journey ahead. Together, we will create a safe and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

In closing, as the leaves change and the air turns crisp, let us embrace the possibilities that a new school year brings. Let us learn from one another, support each other, and celebrate each milestone achieved along the way.

Welcome back, dear students and families, to the Iroquois School District. Here's to a year filled with growth, laughter, and countless memories waiting to be made.


Shane S. Murray, Superintendent Iroquois School District

What's Your Story?


Our District offers:

  • Small class sizes, averaging just 20 students, with graduating classes under 100.

  • Technology resources including classroom Internet access, computer learning labs and a CAD drawing lab.

  • Dozens of organized activities including musical theatre, student government, and debate.

  • Athletic programs in which everyone has a greater chance to participate.


The Iroquois School District is located in Erie County, Pennsylvania and is the immediate school district east of the City of Erie. Iroquois Junior/Senior High School is the only high school within the Iroquois School District. Iroquois Elementary School educates children from Pre-K through sixth grade.

The District administration offices reside on the southeast corner of the elementary school building on Tyndall Avenue. Although these offices are located on the IES campus and share one common wall with the school, a separate entrance and parking lot allow the District Office to exist as a separate entity for district-level and school board business. The offices of the superintendent, business manager, personnel department, business office, pupil services director and the Iroquois School Board’s boardroom can be found at this location (800 Tyndall Avenue).

The administration of the Iroquois School District is composed of a superintendent, business manager, assistant to the superintendent, director of pupil services, an elementary principal and assistant principal; a high school principal and assistant principal; and a school psychologist.

The school district is composed of two adjoining communities, both of which are suburban. Lawrence Park, one of the adjoining communities,is a first class township with a commission form of government and a population of approximately 4,310 citizens. Wesleyville, the second community composing Iroquois School District, is a borough with an elected mayor and borough council and a population of approximately 3,655 people. The population is predominately middle class with 16% of the residents being sixty-five years or older.

Even though geographically it is the second smallest school district that comprises a Pennsylvania educational system, the two communities that encompass the 2.3 square mile Iroquois School District share an unusually large church influence of all denominations. These churches all have ecumenical services and have always opened their doors for community activities. Both communities have many parks, ball fields and playgrounds with separate regulating recreation boards. Both communities have volunteer fire departments with ambulance services and separate police departments. Additionally, the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop E, and the State Police Crime Laboratory are located in Lawrence Park.