Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,147
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    519 3.8
  • Ranking

Parkland High School is a public coed 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 519 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 519 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: We have really good academics! The teachers I have had are the best. They are easy to talk to and very helpful. There are so many classes to choose from and it's very easy to schedule them!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Most people are accepting of eachother but there are a few people who are not but everyone at my school is very competitive to get the best grades possible.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: We have so many options for extracurriculars from athletics to arts to science there is so much you can do!!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I got to one of the best schools in PA! We have so many extracurricular options and tons of classes that no other school has! My school has really prepared me for college and has really helped me to pick a major that I love!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teacher I have had are amazing and always willing to help me but I have had a few that are very negative toward students and don't seem to want to help them learn!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 William Allen High School 4 mi. 2,556
3.00 Northampton Area High School 5 mi. 1,677
1.66 Louis E. Dieruff High School 6 mi. 1,716
3.66 Emmaus High School 8 mi. 2,575
3.00 Liberty High School 9 mi. 2,784

Around Parkland High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Parkland High School United States Pennsylvania Emmaus High School Liberty High School Louis E. Dieruff High School Northampton Area High School William Allen High School
White 75.0% 51.0% 71.2% 82.0% 47.0% 16.0% 90.0% 13.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 3.5% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 9.2% 7.0% 36.0% 65.0% 5.0% 65.0%
African American 4.0% 15.0% 13.3% 4.0% 13.0% 14.0% 2.0% 18.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 70 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 22% The education is good.
  • 17% The arts and athletic departments are skilled.
  • 14% You can meet so many new people
  • 14% You can challenge yourself academically
  • 9% Our arts and athletics are stellar
  • 8% Fun events
  • 7% School spirit
  • 6% Competition forces you to work
  • 2% Food is good
  • 1% 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 66 responses

  • 30% It's really really big.
  • 24% Wide variety of classes at a multitude of levels
  • 15% It fits the top 3
  • 15% All of the above
  • 14% Well known for its excellent academics
  • 2% Great teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 63 responses

  • 33% Full of opportunity
  • 25% It's what you make it
  • 22% It's huge
  • 6% 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 49 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.