Parkland High School
Parkland High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
- Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
- Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
- Parkland High School's student population of 3,216 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The teacher population of 189 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||3,216 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||189 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Parkland High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,814 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (PA)|
|Overall School Rank (16-17)||#290 out of 2814 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Parkland School District|
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Highly rated school for academics. Students regularly accepted to ivy league universities. Good safety protocols in place. Teachers and staff busy but helpful.
- Posted by Parent - Mom
Don't let the rankings fool you: this is not a very good high school for many students.I am a current senior at Parkland, and the main issue I have with Parkland is the bias teachers and faculty have towards athletes and natural extroverts. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't a 24-hour stay-at-home hermit, but for the average student trying to get a decent education, Parkland will leave you behind in favor of the more popular and/or smartest students in the class. Additionally, the school boasts about the number of clubs they offer, but more often than not, the same 10 students run 20 clubs through popularity, and any chance for the average student to gain real-life leadership experience in the community is negated. I have a part-time job, and I think my time there has taught me many more life skills than at Parkland.I strongly suggest that people looking at Parkland consider other public schools in the area, with a stronger sense of community and a mission to give each student an equal opportunity to succeed.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Leogin
Parkland High School is weak in academics, especially in maths and science. The teachers use notes instead of textbooks. The academic standards is also low compare to other states. My son was staight A student in Parkland, when he transfered to CA public school, he hardly can keep up Bs. His current high school senior class has 917 students, average SAT is 1857. The Parkland average SAT was 1640 in 2010.
- Posted by Parent - lisaw
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