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  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Parkland School District is a top rated, public school district located in Allentown, PA. It has 9,300 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
About Parkland School District...
Address
1210 Springhouse Rd
Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone
(610) 351-5503

Parkland School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
806 responses
Average ACT
28
113 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,300
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,521
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$131,207,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,627/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%

Parkland School District Reviews

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PSD allows too many students to fall through the cracks. Students with learning differences, challenges, and disabilities are too often crushed. There is a school culture and attitude that focuses and thrives on all the best and leaves the rest behind. Be careful, monitor closely, document everything, and speak up!
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Parkland high school offers an academically competitive environment, as well as strong athletic and artistic programs. Throughout my four years, I have primarily taken honors and AP classes that have challenged and prepared me for the future. In addition, I played three years for the varsity girls’ soccer team, joined a couple of clubs, such as key club, became involved with ceramics, and have been accepted into four national honors societies. Parkland offers every student these opportunities to find something they are passionate about and creates an environment where students can cultivate their individual talents.
I like that there is so much administrative support for students who want to pursue a schoolwide project for something they are interested in. For example, there have been several occasions where they allow students to sell certain items for charity during lunch. One of these such times was after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Two students started a Parkland for Parkland campaign and raised thousands of dollars for the cause. There was also an entire student-run assembly for the students and teachers who lost their lives that made headlines. My own experience with this would be when the school supported me interviewing and bringing in a local congressman for a project and to speak to our class about current issues.