Niche Grade
  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
  • Reviews
    387 3.8
  • Ranking

Parkland Senior High School is a public school in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It has 3,109 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 387 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 387 reviews
Take our parent or student survey to add your review.

    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved it. There are so many pros as there are cons. If I had the chance to go back, I would and make it even better.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: I've always packed. On the days I did not pack, I would get the salad with chicken.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration staff was on top of a lot of things. There weren't much bullying that I saw in the school as compared to other schools I've been to. The attendance code was ordinary and was somewhat strict.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: I was truly grateful to be apart of the Varisty Track team. It was an awesome experience. The family and friends were very supportive. The coaches and teammates were extremely motivating and awesome as well. I would recommend this school for its athletics.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: There were good teachers and there were bad teachers. The good teachers were the more creative and fun teachers. The bad teachers were the dull, boring and monotonous teachers. It was very evident of who was passionate about their career choice.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Lehigh Valley Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious
LifeSpan Child Care Private
4.00 Ironton Elementary School Public
4.33 Springhouse Middle School Public
3.66 Kratzer Elementary School Public
St. Stephen's Day School Private, Religious
Manarah Islamic Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Orefield Middle School Public
2.33 Whitehall High School Public
Lehigh Valley Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Zephyr Elementary School Public
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley Private, Religious
4.00 Parkway Manor School Public
4.00 Kernsville Elementary School Public
Jewish Community Center Kindergarten Private, Religious
1.66 Muhlenberg Elementary School Public
The Lutheran Academy Private, Religious
Datzyk Montessori School Private, Montessori
Little People Daycare School Private
4.00 Cetronia Elementary School Public
St. Joseph the Worker School Private, Religious
Christ the King School Private, Religious
1.66 Trexler Middle School Public
3.00 Clarence M. Gockley Elementary School Public
2.66 George D. Steckel Elementary School Public
3.00 Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Public
1.33 Luis A. Ramos Elementary School Public
Good Shepherd Catholic School Private, Religious
4.00 Schnecksville School Public
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Public
KidsPeace - Orchard Hills Campus Private
KidsPeace - Athlete School Private, Special Education
St. Francis of Assisi School Private, Religious
3.33 Northampton Borough Elementary School Public
1.33 Union Terrace Elementary School Public
1.33 Washington Elementary School Public
1.33 Francis D. Raub Middle School Public
3.00 Northampton Area High School Public
3.33 Northampton Middle School Public
St. John Vianney Regional School Private, Religious
St. Thomas More School Private, Religious
1.66 William Allen High School Public
KinderCare Learning Center Private
1.33 McKinley Elementary School Public
St. Elizabeth Regional School Private, Religious
2.00 Lincoln Early Childhood Center Public
1.33 Cleveland Elementary School Public
Swain School Private
2.33 Lehigh Valley Christian High School Private, Religious
Lehigh Christian Academy Private, Religious
1.33 Central Elementary School Public
3.66 Wescosville Elementary School Public
Grace Montessori School Private, Religious, Montessori
Devine School Private
3.00 Catasauqua Middle School Public
Sacred Heart School Private, Religious
Building Blocks Learning Center Private
3.00 Central Catholic High School Private, Religious
Children First Community Academy Private, Religious
1.33 Sheridan Elementary School Public
A Children's Place Learning Center Private
2.66 Francis H. Sheckler Elementary School Public
Holy Spirit School Private, Religious
1.66 Lehigh Park Elementary School Public
3.00 Catasauqua Senior High School Public
The Cuddle Zone Learning Center Private
2.33 Roberto Clemente Charter School Public, Charter
1.66 Harrison-Morton Middle School Public
1.33 Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.66 Western Salisbury Elementary School Public
3.66 Salisbury Middle School Public
New Story School Private, Special Education
KinderCare Learning Center Private
3.66 Lower Macungie Middle School Public
Little People Daycare School Private
St. Paul School Private, Religious
1.66 Roosevelt Elementary School Public
1.33 Louis E. Dieruff High School Public
1.33 Hiram W. Dodd Elementary School Public
Daycare in the Park Private
4.00 Fogelsville Elementary School Public
1.33 Mosser Elementary School Public
1.66 South Mountain Middle School Public
Our Lady Help of Christians School Private, Religious
The Hillside School Private, Special Education
3.66 Willow Lane Elementary School Public
Life Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Lincoln Elementary School Public
1.66 Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School Public, Charter
3.66 Emmaus High School Public
3.33 Jefferson Elementary School Public
1.66 Ritter Elementary School Public
Discovery Preschool Private
3.66 Fred J. Jaindl Elementary School Public
3.66 Salisbury Senior High School Public
Bethlehem Christian School - Blue Mountain Campus Private, Religious
Midway Manor Early Childhood Center Public
2.66 Seven Generations Charter School Public, Charter
Emmaus Baptist Academy Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Northampton Area High School 4 mi. 1,728
1.66 William Allen High School 4 mi. 2,842
1.33 Louis E. Dieruff High School 6 mi. 1,783
3.66 Emmaus High School 8 mi. 2,546
3.00 Liberty High School 9 mi. 2,788

Around Parkland Senior High School

We do our best to keep our list of schools and districts, along with their attendance zone boundaries up-to-date and complete, but it isn't perfect. You should always check with the relevant school/district regarding school options, boundaries, and other eligibility requirements.

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


Male 52%
Female 47%


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 34 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 28% The education is good.
  • 23% The arts and athletic departments are skilled.
  • 20% You can meet so many new people
  • 14% Fun events
  • 11% School spirit
  • 4% Our arts and athletics are stellar

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 23% I didn't know half the people in my class
  • 21% There's a lot of people.
  • 21% Hallways are crowded
  • 10% Administration favors reputation over academics.
  • 8% Many teachers don't care about their jobs.
  • 8% There's really no healthy food options.
  • 5% You're good, you probably still not top 20
  • 2% Horrible Stereotypes
  • 2% Peer Pressure

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Wide variety of classes at a multitude of levels
  • 31% It's really really big.
  • 15% Well known for its excellent academics
  • 15% It fits the top 3

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 43% Full of opportunity
  • 22% It's huge
  • 13% Privileged
  • 9% Mob Scene
  • 9% Above and beyond
  • 4% Corrupt
  • 0% Challenging

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 60% Get involved
  • 20% 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!
  • 4% Be yourself. Do your thing. Succeed.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 9 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.