Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, PA - Niche

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Parkland High School is a public school in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It has 3,147 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 500 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 500 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The health and safety policies at this school are very up to par. Bullying is very minimal in this school, however it still does occur. To insure personal safety, the school undergoes drills, usually drills meant for either emergency fires, armed shooter, or evacuation. The school nurse is given all the resources that a normal doctor might have in their office. The health programs go along side our physical education class and they're both very informative classes believe it or not. I think, since my school is biggest in the area, it must also reach very strict safety guidelines. Because of that, I think my school is the safest school in the area.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: For me it was Science Olympiad and Engineering Club which gave way to my future decisions in college and later on. The extracurricular activities during my time in high school have made the most impact on my road to success. They have made an extraordinary impact on my life. All clubs, no matter if they're big or small, taught very important skills to the student for succeeding in life. These skills include teamwork, hard work ethic, and communication. The variety in the clubs also gives way for any particular student to explore more about their specific interests.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers I've had in highschool had always engaged the students in learning everyday. It's even better now that most of them are actually knowledgeable in the new technology being given to the highschool.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Academics: There are a wide variety of classes for music, language study, technology, and core classes. There are a wide variety of difficulty levels for math, science, English, and social studies from remedial classes to AP.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Parkland high school is very safety oriented. There was a student with pertussis, and everyone in the district was notified to prevent spread of disease.

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1.66 William Allen High School 4 mi. 2,556
3.00 Northampton Area High School 5 mi. 1,677
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3.66 Emmaus High School 8 mi. 2,575
3.00 Liberty High School 9 mi. 2,784

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Parkland High School United States Emmaus High School Liberty High School Louis E. Dieruff High School Northampton Area High School William Allen High School
White 75.0% 51.0% 82.0% 47.0% 16.0% 90.0% 13.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 7.0% 36.0% 65.0% 5.0% 65.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 4.0% 13.0% 14.0% 2.0% 18.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.2%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 25.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 64 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 22% The education is good.
  • 17% The arts and athletic departments are skilled.
  • 15% You can meet so many new people
  • 13% You can challenge yourself academically
  • 9% Our arts and athletics are stellar
  • 9% Fun events
  • 7% School spirit
  • 6% Competition forces you to work
  • 2% Food is good
  • 0% Everything

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 22% Hallways are crowded
  • 18% I didn't know half the people in my class
  • 16% There's a lot of people.
  • 7% Many teachers don't care about their jobs.
  • 7% There's really no healthy food options.
  • 7% Administration favors reputation over academics.
  • 6% You're good, you probably still not top 20
  • 5% Horrible Stereotypes
  • 4% Overly-competitive
  • 3% Peer Pressure
  • 3% Not enough one-on-one with teachers, too many kids
  • 2% Not enough of diversity
  • 1% There is nothing that I consider to be bad.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 62 responses

  • 31% It's really really big.
  • 26% Wide variety of classes at a multitude of levels
  • 16% It fits the top 3
  • 15% Well known for its excellent academics
  • 11% All of the above
  • 2% Great teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 32% Full of opportunity
  • 25% It's what you make it
  • 22% It's huge
  • 7% Privileged
  • 3% Mob Scene
  • 3% Above and beyond
  • 3% Challenging
  • 3% Corrupt

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 55% Get involved
  • 20% Be yourself. Do your thing. Succeed.
  • 11% Find a place or get lost in the masses.
  • 7% The top 3 and be sure to get lost!
  • 7% Find a teacher that will be there for you

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.