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
2700 N Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone
(610) 351-5600

Parkland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
538 responses
Average ACT
27
82 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 195 responses
Report
  • Mr. Parkland
    19%
  • Post Prom
    17%
  • The Festival of the Arts is always entertaining.
    15%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Garter Bowl
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Theater productions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,123
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,149/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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There were nice teachers at this school with the exception of a few. Some worked with you to get the grade you deserved. The school was big but not big enough. Halls were crowded after the bell rang. Some teachers were too strict on late policies. It takes long to get from one class to another. The food and vending machines were mediocre, some of the best were the salads and specialties. School store was cool but I realized that late. Parking lot is a problem. Needs more entrances and exits. Sometimes takes 20 min to leave. School was filled with amenities and technology. Had 2 large pools and many sports fields. Prepared me well for college opposed to other local schools. Weight room seemed outdated 3 years ago when I was there. Teachers were very involved in things, that was a plus! I wish some of the administrators would do more to help students in financial need.
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I absolutely loved my experience at Parkland High School. Most of the teachers and staff at the high school had a mutual respect for the students and genuinely cared about helping us not only pass a class, but pass with flying colors. I have had many teachers stay after class with me to personally tutor me which reaped no benefits for themselves, but meant the world to me. Also, my counselor Mr. Roberts went above and beyond for me in many ways. He helped guide me through the stressful time of applying to college and finding scholarships that would allow me to go to the college of my choice. Without the help that I received from the teaching staff and guidance counselors at Parkland High School, I would not be the young woman I am today. They made me enjoy coming to school every day and crave to learn more.
Parkland High School offers many programs that may interest you. We have a numerous amount of clubs that provide a place for students to pursue topics that interest them. Our school is very large but our administrators are very helpful at making us feel at home. Some improvements Parkland needs is the communication between parents, teachers, and principles. Often complaints are left unanswered for unknown reasons and this makes it very hard to further the success of students .