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 3,152 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 439 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.8 from 439 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really like Parkland High School because there is alot of opportunities and activities that students can use at their advantage.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Parkland High School was a great experience for me. I met a lot of cool people and got along with pretty much everyone I came in contact with. The teachers want you to succeed and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you. If you lock in and set goals for yourself you'll be fine. Playing football was also a great experience. There's nothing like high school sports to be honest. If I could go back and play another year with the group of guys I played with for four years I definitely would. My advice to incoming freshman or just high schoolers in general is to enjoy every moment of high school because it goes by fast!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This was a great school, just very big and competitive. It was hard to get a personal experience.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Parkland has great teachers and the layout makes it really easy to find classrooms. I was involved in the music program all four years and made great memories marching on the field at halftime with 250 of my favorite people. And as it turns out I do stay in contact with many of the teachers I had throughout my years, in fact, I have lunch with a few of them every once in a while. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing because the experience I had helped mold me into the person I am today.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: good teachers, students are judgmental

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 William Allen High School 4 mi. 2,595
3.00 Northampton Area High School 5 mi. 1,714
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3.66 Emmaus High School 8 mi. 2,590
3.00 Liberty High School 9 mi. 2,786

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

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 77.0% 51.0% 82.0% 48.0% 17.0% 92.0% 15.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.8% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 7.0% 35.0% 66.0% 4.0% 62.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 3.0% 12.0% 13.0% 1.0% 19.0%
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 25.2%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 25.2%
Grade 12 24.1%

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 47 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 25% The education is good.
  • 19% You can meet so many new people
  • 18% The arts and athletic departments are skilled.
  • 9% School spirit
  • 8% Fun events
  • 8% Our arts and athletics are stellar
  • 8% You can challenge yourself academically
  • 3% Competition forces you to work

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 21% Hallways are crowded
  • 20% I didn't know half the people in my class
  • 17% There's a lot of people.
  • 9% There's really no healthy food options.
  • 7% Many teachers don't care about their jobs.
  • 7% Administration favors reputation over academics.
  • 5% You're good, you probably still not top 20
  • 5% Horrible Stereotypes
  • 3% Overly-competitive
  • 2% Peer Pressure
  • 1% Not enough one-on-one with teachers, too many kids
  • 1% Not enough of diversity

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 31% It's really really big.
  • 28% Wide variety of classes at a multitude of levels
  • 21% Well known for its excellent academics
  • 18% It fits the top 3
  • 3% Great teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 38% Full of opportunity
  • 19% It's huge
  • 14% It's what you make it
  • 11% Privileged
  • 5% Mob Scene
  • 5% Above and beyond
  • 5% Challenging
  • 3% Corrupt

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 55% Get involved
  • 16% Be yourself. Do your thing. Succeed.
  • 13% Find a place or get lost in the masses.
  • 8% Find a teacher that will be there for you
  • 8% The top 3 and be sure to get lost!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 68% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 18% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.