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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 419 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 419 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Parkland High School is a fantastic school. We are known for our superb academics and gifted students. We have many sports and many of our students are offered scholarships for their gifted athletic skills. We have a great academic program and great teachers. I am glad to have attended this school for the last 4 years. It was a great experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Food: Our school offers a great variety of meal options for our students. We have been getting more and more healthy options.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: Our school administration works very hard to maintain all school policies. Our staff tries to make sure students abide the dress code, late policies, and attendance rules. They make sure students who fail to follow the rules are disciplined according to what they have done.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Parkland High School has extremely qualified and exceptional teachers. Our teachers are very dedicated and genuinely care about our students. They are qualified in their studies and many have earned graduate degrees. They always make sure to help out all students and establish good communication skills. Our teachers are exemplary role models for our students.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Parkland High School offers a myriad of extracurricular activities for students. The clubs are overseen by teachers and are usually held before or after school. Parkland offers clubs like political science club, newspaper club, theater club, PALS (Peers Assist Learning Support) club, and fashion club. All of our clubs are highly supported by our school and some offer great opportunities for students. Red Cross club and Interact club give students the chance to get involved in community services.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Parkland Senior High School United States Emmaus High School Liberty High School Louis E. Dieruff High School Northampton Area High School William Allen High School
White 80.0% 51.6% 83.0% 49.0% 17.0% 92.0% 15.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.7% 5.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 24.5% 7.0% 35.0% 65.0% 4.0% 62.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 3.0% 12.0% 14.0% 1.0% 19.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 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 38 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 27% The education is good.
  • 21% The arts and athletic departments are skilled.
  • 20% You can meet so many new people
  • 11% Fun events
  • 9% School spirit
  • 6% Our arts and athletics are stellar
  • 3% You can challenge yourself academically
  • 2% Competition forces you to work

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 23% Hallways are crowded
  • 21% I didn't know half the people in my class
  • 20% There's a lot of people.
  • 9% Many teachers don't care about their jobs.
  • 9% There's really no healthy food options.
  • 9% Administration favors reputation over academics.
  • 6% You're good, you probably still not top 20
  • 1% Overly-competitive
  • 1% Horrible Stereotypes
  • 1% Peer Pressure

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 37% Wide variety of classes at a multitude of levels
  • 30% It's really really big.
  • 17% It fits the top 3
  • 17% Well known for its excellent academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 42% Full of opportunity
  • 19% It's huge
  • 12% Privileged
  • 8% Mob Scene
  • 8% Above and beyond
  • 4% It's what you make it
  • 4% Challenging
  • 4% Corrupt

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 62% Get involved
  • 17% Find a place or get lost in the masses.
  • 10% Find a teacher that will be there for you
  • 7% The top 3 and be sure to get lost!
  • 3% Be yourself. Do your thing. Succeed.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 23% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.