A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    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

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
436 responses
Average ACT
28
72 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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.42 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Mr. Parkland
    20%
  • Post Prom
    18%
  • Prom
    15%
  • The Festival of the Arts is always entertaining.
    15%
  • 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.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,857
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 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
$14,165/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.90 responses

Parkland High School Reviews

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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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My experience so far at this school have been phenomenal, the faculty, students, and clubs/organizations available help the students tailor their high school career to their likes and dislikes. This school in particular helps students get a wide variety of different experiences whether it be in engineering, pottery, or zoology. The students truly get to experience so much, which in turn helps them choose a career path and help them lay out their life. One of the my favorite experiences every year is the Festival of the Arts. This is a school wide event that nearly all clubs, students, and faculty get involved in. It allows all students in the engineering and arts departments to display their artwork or put on shows in order to make a wonderful event for parents and younger children to enjoy. There is food, music, and games. The theater department dresses up as Disney characters in order to entertain young children, along with face painting, and music productions put on by the band, orchestra, and chorale.
That is one thing both like and hate about my school. There are many clubs, way too many clubs, I can not even thing one to start, and that is the only reason I rate the extracurricular opportunities 4 stars XD. The quality of the club really depends. I tried most of them, the smaller ones is easier to fit in. The larger ones are more fun (the more the merrier). But there are clubs that are unorganized. Most of the club are fun, gives people opportunities, and really builds ones leadership. There are technology related where you can build robots, do science fair. If you are a art person, Parkland has art related clubs too. Sports team, writing, reading, volunteering, or even gaming! I think parkland have way too many opportunities. For example, I really like the engineering club, and I stayed every day after school and even the weekends to work on the robot. The club members go to different places for competitions. I learned the technics and teamwork.