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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Parkland School District is a top rated, public school district located in Allentown, PA. It has 9,445 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Parkland School District Rankings

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Academics

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

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,445
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
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%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$79,169
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Median Home Value
$232,600
National
$184,700

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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I liked the opportunities the district has to offer however the teachers can be very hard on the students, the campus and classes are crowded which leaders to strict rules and can sometimes feel overbearing. However, there is a hand full of teachers who will always help and make school feel less like prison. Where the administration may lack in student interactions they make up for in the schools themselves, they are always clean and mostly up to date. Overall, parkland school district allows the students to be exposed to a lot of seniores good and bad.
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.