A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1210 Springhouse Rd
Allentown, PA 18104

Parkland School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
523 responses
Average ACT
27
80 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,159
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,634
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$131,207,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,149/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    3%

Parkland School District Reviews

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All in all, I think Parkland is a good school and a good school district academically but if I were to grade it based on it's diversity, interaction, and acceptance with culture, I would not feel comfortable giving it a passing grade.

In my opinion, the school is not that great when it comes to diversity. Yes, there is a mixture of race but not much and though it may look as though the school is one big mesh of color it really is not. It feels as though there is a very small amount of intermingling between races and a difference in culture is not practiced often either. I believe, the World Language Week, that only takes place once a year, does not fully encompass all the diversity within the school. Not to mention, there are those who ridicule, mock, or terrorize others based on their race, religion, and/or culture and it rare, if at all, to see anything be done to about it.
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Overall I enjoyed my time growing up in the Parkland School District. Through school and sports in Parkland I was able to make life long friendships, gain valuable experiences, and realize what my aspirations in life are. Through the endless opportunities offered by Parkland, I was able to make friends with some amazing people that I consider to be friends for life. I also gained valuable experiences through both success and failure that will benefit me for life. Third, I was able to realize my aspiration to become a physical therapist and to help others.
I transfered to Parkland High School when I was a sophomore. The school is massive and it has a tense atmosphere, and it was hard for me to adapt. This high school is exactly like they show in the movies, except for the geeky romance. Although Parkland is a tough school, it has really good academics and extracurricular activities. I was able to get involved in the spring musical, which is very competitive, and I met lovely people. The staff at Parkland is very strict and I think this is particularly helpful because it prepares us for college. I am a true believer that Parkland might not be the best school but it surely prepares you for the future.