Parkland High School

  • Parkland High School serves 3,216 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Parkland High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

Parkland High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • 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 OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,216 students
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Total Classroom Teachers189 teachers
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School Comparison

  • 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.
  • The diversity score of Parkland High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#290 out of 2814 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
11%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
69%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Parkland High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.500.52
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Graduation Rate
96%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Parkland High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParkland School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  • Coplay Ironton School
    Grades: K-5 | 377 students
    2.0 miles
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    (610)351-5810
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  • Allentown Kratzer School
    Grades: K-5 | 455 students
    2.1 miles
    2200 Huckleberry Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104
    (610)351-5820
    2.1 K-5 455
  • Orefield Orefield Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 945 students
    2.1 miles
    2675 Pa Route 309
    Orefield, PA 18069
    (610)351-5750
    2.1 6-8 945
  • Whitehall Whitehall High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1426 students
    2.2 miles
    3800 Mechanicsville Rd
    Whitehall, PA 18052
    (610)437-5081
    2.2 9-12 1426
  • Whitehall Zephyr Elementary School
    Grades: 4-5 | 675 students
    2.3 miles
    2934 Zephyr Blvd
    Whitehall, PA 18052
    (610)871-3671
    2.3 4-5 675

School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Highly rated school for academics. Students regularly accepted to ivy league universities. Good safety protocols in place. Teachers and staff busy but helpful.
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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.
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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.
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