Parkland High School
A crown jewel of the Parkland School District, the expansive Parkland High School sits on a bucolic, 128-acre site off N. Cedar Crest Boulevard. It is the district's only high school, serving about 3,200 students in grades 9 to 12 with a strong academic program. A green house, theaters, visual arts studios, an electronic music lab and a TV production studio are among its features. Also, each of its 102 classrooms is equipped with interactive teaching technology. The athletic amenities are many: an eight-lane swimming pool, tennis courts, 10 practice fields, regulation basketball courses, running track and lighted fields for baseball, softball, soccer and field hockey.
- Fax: 610-351-5509
- Hours: School hours: Mon - Fri, 7:40am - 2:53pm.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1999
- Number of students: 3,200
- Public/Private: Public
- Religious affiliation: None
- Graduation rate (%): 97
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: About 188
- How engaged is the school with the community?: An advisory council of about 25 community members serves as a liaison between the Parkland School District and district residents.
- What makes this community special?: Over four years at the high school, students have access to more than 160 electives. Among the 2009 graduates, about 82% opted to attend a two- or four-year college.
- Grade levels: 9 - 12
- Boarding: No
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Student clubs: Students can choose from more than 65 clubs including American Sign Language, Art, Computers, Math, Debate Team, Chess, Jazz Band, and the Cultural Awareness Club. Each year, the high school students present a fall play and spring musical.
- Sports teams: Baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling and volleyball are among the 23 sports programs offered.