Students enrolled 854
School leader Melinda Waller

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820 Steinbeck Drive
San Jose, CA 95123

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4 stars
Based on 70 ratings

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July 23, 2014
I had the fortunate experience to be a part of this school. We were adopting a little girl who had some severe social issues and if it were not for the Teachers and the Staff we could not have made it through the transition. They have the most incredible people working here! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR US You are a true blessing! I wish there were more stars to give.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
I was saddended to read one parent's assessment (9/12/12) of Allen. I attended this year's orientation/back to school night and may even be one of the individuals referred to. My wife and I have volunteered countless hours at the school and have a different view. Allen is filled with great kids, caring parents and quality teachers. We feel the student diversity is one of the schools greatest assets. I encourage these parents to volunteer and spend some time at the school. Hopefully they will see firsthand the well rounded quality education their student is receiving and all the opportunities Allen does offer.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
I have children currently enrolled in this school and they love it! My children have enjoyed every teacher they have had and the staff knows everyone by name. It is disturbing that another parent at this school is judging other parents and children because of their socio-economic class or appearance. They should take the time and introduce themselves to our "volunteer" run ABC Reading Program that teaches children the 41 assets they need to succeed. The PTA does a fantastic job getting out a Weekly Bulletin via the school's Yahoo Group. There are many before, during and after school activities that are available for all age levels. Volunteer opportunities are around every corner for programs like ABC Reading, Los Dichos, Science Vista and Art Vista to name a few. Back to School Night was fantastic! My husband and I enjoyed going to our kids classes in a relaxed and fun environment. We wouldn't change a thing. You should never judge a book by its cover!!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
We have been at this school for 5 years now. We're very satisfied with the staff and the opportunities afforded the students here. We have a child who successfully transitioned to high school thanks to this school. There are quite a few extracurricular activities available. Right now we have Band, Choir, Fit for Fun, Open Gym for basketball, Ballet Folklorico, Tennis, Mad Science, Young Rembrandts, and I think I saw a flyer for Chess. Later in the year we have Drama, Junior Achievement, Basketball, co-ed Baseball, Soccer, Football. I'm probably missing something. We are big fans of the Middle school here. Students are not another number here. They visit high schools and Universities to prepare for their educational future. They participate in leadership activities with other schools in the district. They are trained as peer leaders for recess activities with the elementary grades. There are middle school dances and a week long overnight trip (Yosemite in past years) in addition to field trips out on the SF Bay and after school hikes. We are very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
i would just like to say that this school is amazing!! From the custodians to the principal and everyone in between it is full of top notch people. Aside from being a very aesthetic school it also has an amazing environment. It harbors a very family like atmosphere that makes you want to be involved as much as possible. The teachers that my son has had so far have been to good to describe. I wouldn't want my kids(next year they will both be here) to go anywhere else and lucky for my wife and I (and our kids) they won't have to until high school!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
I am thankful that Allen at Steinbeck is my Neighborhood K-8 School. Allen is a warm, friendly, inviting, exciting, learning institution where the kids are accepted for who they are and encouraged to be their best. Ms. Waller and her team strive for positive change and are open to learning about how they can better prepare themselves as educators to give our kids the best school experience possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
My children have attended Allen at Steinbeck since it began in Fall of 2005. I feel so privelaged to have been able to be a part of the growth of such a great place to the learn! My children have thrived in our neighborhood school with stellar teachers, supportive administration and a community that is not only diverse, but feels like home. We had a choice to attend other schools, but I'm glad we stuck with our home school. My children have befriended kids from all over the world and experienced a quality of education I could never have given them elsewhere. Though it has a large population, don't let it fool you - if you are there to support your child, he/she will recieve a personalized and top notch education!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2011
I have three children within the San Jose Unified School District. Two of my children have promoted from Allen at Steinbeck and have been given a pretty good education base to have them succeed while moving forward. All schools...no matter where you live or attend has it's pros and cons. What separates the experience one may have at ANY school are these questions one has to ask: 1) Are you involved with the school? 2) Are you involved with your child's homework? 3) Are you expectations realistic? of the school and of your child? ...if you are...then you are in the correct frame of mind of knowing that teachers/schools cannot teach YOUR child without your involvement. ...If you are not...then...what can you do to assist in those areas? I know that we don't live in a perfect world. But I know that my children will do alright because the teachers that they have had...cared about their education and want to see them succeed an an individual...my being their parent...just makes sure that I follow through what they are being taught at school and working with that at home. You can't complain if you honestly have done everything you could do help others succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
Allen at Steinbeck was a positive, warm and enriching place when my child attended school there. He had all great teachers and excelled in all areas. He was more than ready for middle school when he moved to Castillero. I still sub there sometimes and really enjoy seeing the happy students and wonderful staff. The school continues to grow and so do the tests scores. I am so proud to say that my child went to Allen and Steinbeck!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
We have been at A@S since it became A@S. My daughter had great experiences and has the best memories of her time there and had some awesome teachers!! My boys are entering 3rd grade and are thoroughly enjoying 'sharing' some teachers with their sister. We have seen some teachers change levels and really find their niche where they are thriving and so are the kids!!! We're proud to be part of such a great school and are excited about the upcoming school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
We have been at A@S for going on 7 years now and think it is a wonderful school. My oldest is going to middle school this year, but it is through Allen that we were clued in that she may have special needs. She was diagnosed as high functioning autistic and A@S was fabulous at providing certain services (OT, Speech, RSP, IEP meetings, Special Day classes) and meeting her needs. The staff worked with her tirelessly and really cared about her success in academics and happiness in life. My youngest in not a SD student, but I find her needs are met quite efficiently in the mainstream classrooms as well. I think the parent involvement is superb, leadership is strong, teacher quality is high, curriculum is challenging, the arts are appreciated, and diversity is embraced. Any situation with misconduct among students is taken care of in a caring, yet professional manner. Discipline is not ignored, but they tend to take a positive approach with it (caring for the child first and finding the reason behind the misconduct, not rushing to the punishment). My children were (and are) very happy at A@S and my younger child will be there until she graduates 5th grade in 2013.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
My child has been attending Allen at Steinbeck from the opening 6 years ago and has just been promoted to 9th grade. He scored advanced on CST testing and has been enrolled in geometry for high school. We had an outstanding experience at this school and would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
My children have been going to Allen at Steinback since they were in Kindergarten. We have enjoyed the many different opportunities for my children. They love it here and score on their State CST in advanced. They offer lots of programs for the community such as monthly Family Dinner Nights , ABC Reading, Story Fun Night, and Fall Festival. We feel we are a great family amongst teachers and staff who really care.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
My 5th grader consistently scores in Advanced . My youngest has a disability and the resource teachers have done a fabulous job meeting her academic needs. She now scores two years above grade level in the area of reading, which was one of her areas of focus prior to receiving the support from the school once her disability was identified. Besides being a parent, I am also a teacher in a different district. With this, I feel I am able to evaluate the teachers and staff accurately with my 23 years of training as a Mentor Teacher and educator. The teachers spend many hours evaluating and assessing each student so that they can provide the best learning environment for each child. They provide differentiated instruction based on each child's level. As far as the parent commenting on the school being a Program Improvement school, she may not be aware that in MY district, all of the schools, including the ones in the country club with API's over 900 are categorized at Program Improvement due to the overall scores from the entire district. This can occur with the district overall is diversified.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
Both my children have attended Allen. My eldest child is now entering middle school and my second child is entering third grade. Both my children have scored well on CST and their benchmark teats and earned excellent report cards. This school offers many excellent programs. I believe my children's academic success is due partly to the excellent teachers they have had, parent involvement of community members, as well as myself.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
We had a great experience with Allen school. My older child started at one of the magnet schools, but after one year came to our neighbourhood school. That prooved to be a good decision. Now we have be with the school for four years and only seen things improve from academic and extra curricula activities to community support and events. The principal and staff are doing an amazing job to introduce new important programs each year considering the budget crisis. Now and then every school can get badly behaved kids. It is the way the school deals with them that is important. Allen school has been handling conflict situations gracefully and appropriately. We did not have any doubts about sending our younger child to this school and looking forward to enjoying another fun-filled year eat Allen school. I think if more families from the neighbourhood chose to attend Allen it would do even better!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
I think Allen at Steinbeck is a great school. My children have had some really wonderful teachers there and they are both excelling academically. I love all of the artwork and class projects along the walls of the hallways. It feels like a very comfortable and inviting place to learn. Allen at Steinbeck also has some awesome programs that make it really special...Art Vistas, ABC Reading, Los Dichos, Junior Achievement, Science Vistas, Cooking Vistas, Ballet Folklorico, and much more. There's something for everyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
All of my children went to Allen at Steinbeck. When given a choice, it was clear to me, that I wanted the K-8. K-8 Schools increase property values, with their proven success to create a tolerant, strong community, devoted to support for education and student growth. The parent teacher volunteers, including me, know in these difficult times, we must share our time and talent to make a difference in our children, and our schools. I always found the front office team to be friendly, approachable, and supportive to find a resolution to any challenge. I see the Principle and Vice Principle to be visible in every event, and throughout our shool on a daily basis. In three years, our school has grown and was able to retain the arts when other schools were unable to do so.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2011
Allen at Steinbeck is a great school. My son really enjoys going there. The staff cares about him, is very kind to him, and have always met his needs. There are many wonderful programs at this school such as music, choir, art, science, and after school activities. He is looking forward to going there again this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
I was interested to read what the 1 star parent had to say. My daughter attended Allen last year as a 3rd grader, and will continue as a 4th this year. Originally we were in the Cupertino school district, and had a wonderful experience there (my older daughter for 5 years, the younger for only K). Needless to say, we haven't seen a school that compares in the SJUSD. BUT... Allen being our current neighborhood school seems to be a fine environment for my daughter to be in. She enjoyed her classroom, the school events, and her teacher very much. As a result, her learning and test scores improved throughout the school year. I hope she continues to grow and help the new class of 4th graders and up that they can be positive examples instead of the poor ones mentioned in the other post. I'm hopeful they will be, with parent involvement to ensure that.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
Steinbeck has fallen very short of expectations. Many parents have been pulling their students out over the last couple of years. The school is deteriorating due to very poor discipline policy, total lack of district behavior policies or follow-through. It is a horrible environment for people who demand educational and academic standards to be upheld and in place. Allen is now classed as an IP, or improvement program school. It needs a complete overhaul; from useless staff who cannot control their classrooms which affects their ability to teach, to useless and inefficient RSP service providers who refuse to carry out their mandated services to students and refuse to be accountable to parents and the students they are paid to help. A huge majority of students from grade 4 on have no self control, are not responsible students and not respectful to teachers or their peers, are rude, swear constantly, cannot be contolled in the classrooms or the yard. Allen has become the neighborhood ghetto school. Students are out of control. Positive reviews are likely from parents with little experience in higher achieving schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
I've been a student at Allen at Steinbeck for 9 years, now. I attended the old Allen Elementary in Kindergarten and am now part of the first ever graduating class of 8th graders. I've enjoyed this school very much. Throughout my whole elementary experience, I loved it. My middle school experience was somewhat. But to be honest, it is much safer and warm then most middle schools.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 31, 2010
Excellent teachers, excellent administration, excellent kids!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2010
Only reason why I'm leaving a feedback and giving this school 1 star is because the school is giving away a pass on homework IF YOU EAT AT A RESTAURANT CALLED UNAMAS! This is what the flyer my kid brought home says word for word: =============================== "No spelling or Reading Log tonight! Yes, that means no spelling, or reading log for Wed. night! Please have an Una Nas employee sign this paper, along with your parent's signature stating that you had dinner at Una Mas. You must bring this paper to school tomorrow in order to earn credit for homework. This is only good for tonight! The XXXXXXX Grade Team =============================== Sheesh, why not just say your kid(s) receives an A if he eats there every week. It wouldn't surprise me if someone at the school owns or is somehow related to the owner of this restaurant.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
I am a single mother and my daughter is attending kindergarten. Her teacher is Miss Roth, she is a really wonderful teacher. My daughter is always excited to go to school. Although my daughter did not attend preschool, she is improving in her communication when speaking. And she is showing signs of development that I haven't been able to fulfill. Overall, I appreciate the responsible, respectable, and positive environment. I see lot's of diverse ethnicity, lots of parents whom are involved and it's really an all around school. Be looking forward for years to come. :)

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
Teachers are excellent, but school lucking successful leadership and unfortunately it began effecting performance. My kids had a very good experience in this school, but we decided to relocate to the school that provided better enrichment programs and better overall quality. Again, teachers we had were truly excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
Allen at Steinbeck is a wonderful school.My kids have learned so much. The staff and teachers are so great and the new principal is really good.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
Allen @ Steinbeck and given my daughter a wonderful elementary experience, she has been attending this school for 3 years and enjoys the teachers, peers and environment. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
The best school my child had gone so far.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
Allen at Steinbeck is such a great school for my kids. The staffs are very warm and friendly.My kids have learned a lot from this school because the teachers are so hard-working and very accomodating to their students. Last school year I was able to volunteer and it was really fun. The students are very respectful and fun to teach. The library is also great.We love Allen at Steinbeck!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
My daughter is started elementary school at Allen at Steinbeck.This new school year 09-10 she is on 4th grade and doing excellent. All staff doing good jobs.I hope the new principal does as good as mr. Flores

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2009
We love that Allen at Steinbeck is becoming a K-8 school. We have really enjoyed the community, teachers, staff and administration the last couple of years. Everyone is warm and friendly and always welcomes you when you are on campus. If you are considering the school you should stop by for a visit and see their fantastic library in person.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
We decided to have our kids go to this school because it was close by. We are very glad that we did. Both our children have done exceptionally well here. Our hearts go out to all the teachers that do such a wonderful job teaching & caring for the children. We feel very safe on the overall clean campus and facilities.

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February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
My child came into the school with special needs and the teacher and administration welcomed him. He was given support and opportunities to succeed. We look forward to more good years at Allen.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2008
I believe that the school became outstanding because of all the extracurricular activities such as GATE.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2008
I feel that the teacher's go beyond thier expectation's, for the children's needs and thats something hard to find.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
This is our daughter's first year in Mrs. Dang's Kindergarten class and it has been a wonderful year for all of us! Our neighborhood is filled with many pro-Randall parents, so I have to admit that we started the academic year with a bit of trepidation. Nevertheless, every aspect of Allen has exceeded our expectations this year - from the high teaching standards, to the well managed and in-control administration, to the fun activities like art, music and evening events, the beautiful, safe and clean campus, and the strong PTA. We are thrilled with our first year's experience at Allen and look forward to many more great years ahead.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
for a single working mother it is tough to keep up with the cost of the fees my child pays just to go to a trip to a farm was $30 for the both of us.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2007
The staff at this school is the best I've seen. The grade levels work together to make sure every student is successful. Parents are welcome to volunteer and are encouraged to be active in their children's classrooms and their learning.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2007
The teachers and students are great. I understand that the school is still new so not all of their programs are in place. As an active volunteer I'd like to see more parents take a role in improving programs rather than pointing out what''s missing. By donating time and funding, we can have those music, science and technology programs that will enhance our childrens' learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2007
This school is getting better and better. The yard duties do a great job! Thank you so much. I'm proud to say my son is a third grader at Allen @ Steinbeck. a concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2007
The school overall is adequate. The principle is open to suggestions. The library is probably the most attractive in the district. There is no tangible technology program. My son has gone once in two months. The science program is new, but the instructor is making the best effort to make it interesting and fun. There is minimal supervision for recess, which is more a district issue. The API and overall ratings have risen, mainly due to the acquisition of another high rated school last year. I hope, the trend will continue. This school has the real potential. The programs are many, and there are some sincere and dedicated instructors. There is no Music program, and the Art program is good, but the fund seems to be overcorrected to it. More funds should be directed to programs that will improve the standing of school.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2007
My son is a second grade student this year at Allen. We are very lucky to have a wonderful teacher. Mrs. Unze cares so much. I am involoved in this school, and I love it. This school year has started out beautifully.

- submitted by a administrator
December 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2006
I am currently on a waiting list for another school. I will leave no matter when it is in the school year. They at least got a good science program going this year, only due to the parents outside the PTA forum.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2006
Our needs were not being met. The PTA was very divisive and wanted to do everything the old Allen way. The district was instrumental in ruining our neighborhood school. Bad move.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
I have two children at Allen at Steinbeck. 2005-2006 was the first year of the schools existence. That was a learning year for everyone, but overall it turned out very well. This year, 2006-2007 is even better. There is good leadership, good parental involvement, and everyone is striving to make this school a success. Allen at Steinbeck is on the right track and is, in my opinion, a success. My children are both excelling and they are being challenged according to their abilities. They are always at the top of their class. Check out the school yourself and ask questions. The teachers we've had, and the principal, have always been very accessible and responsive. I would not go by the negative reviews of bitter parents who did not give the school a chance, or who did not endeavor to make the school a success. Good parental involvement is essential!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
My child moved from Randol to Allen. The staff of both schools needed to make the transition mentally which I think they have done this year. Volunteers, instead of whining, set about bringing in needed programs. Last year, we had a little of everything. Art Vista, Music, Science Fair, science night, and much more. If the complaining parents had a positive attitude we would have cleared 800 on the API this year. As it was we made a tremendous improvement in all areas, and we hope it will be the beginning to a great future. The principal is great and was a great calming influence in all the chaos of the messy merge. If we pool our efforts positively, we can do it. My child enjoys this school.. and is an Advanced kid....reading at 3 grades above.I like this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
I've volunteered many hours in class, was an art docent for the Art Vistas program, and helped out whenever I had time. The teachers my children have had at Allen have been wonderful and my kids have been at the top of their class. The only worry I have is the large number of kids and then adding middle school to the mix. I love the addition of the science program. Overall, I can't complain because I know what my kids are doing and I add to that at home, because that is what we should be doing as parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
We came from another district. Outgoing parents were discouraged when it came to developing programs for GATE or school enrichment. Thanks to SJUSD for ruining our neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Wow! I am so proud of our students at Allen at Steinbeck. Our school had the second highest improvement in overall test scores in the SJUSD this past year. The number of parents volunteering in the classrooms has increased dramatically this year; our first dance was heavily attended; our Art Vistas program has moved into a permanent classroom inside the main building; our school has hired a resource teacher who runs a science classroom and a science lab for every student. We have, in addition to the Mac lab, laptop computers that the teachers can check out and use in each classroom. We love our school, our teachers and our principals! Go Gators!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
My daughter went from being an top student at Randol Elementary to a just above basic. She went down in every catagory. At Randol, she read 24 books in the 4th grade, and at Allen, only 4, due to the lack approach to basic AR reading techniques. Let's hope the new year brings a new approach to learning, and lifeskills.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
Try to get on a waiting list, any list, private, charter, or home school. This school will take at least three years to recover from, a very bad SJUSD experiment.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2006
My daughter had a good experience, although her overall testing went down. The staff was excellent though, and made up for other challenges the year brought. Overall, she was prepared for 6th grade, but barely. There could of been an improvement in the interaction between the two PTA's merging, or in the case of Randol, being dissolved.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
Allen at Steinbeck is a school that is still in the developmental phase. Since we are about to embark on another year with a school in the ever changing facilty a lot has changed. Last year was a bumpy ride when the closed Randol students became a part of the Allen population. Everyone was adapting. Some had positive experiences and some had negative. Personally we had a good one, for the fact that I remembered it was not about me and it was about my child. Those who were hostile did not accept that, and thus their animosity grew. In regard to the volunteers around the campus. Once the schools became one it was not about where they came from, but about how those helping could make a difference in a child's life. Truly in the end that is all that matters.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
Well, wow, after reading the reviews I can tell most parents have a really good experience with previous schools. If you think allen elem. is substandard, you haven't been to many other san jose schools. We find it to be stellar in comparison. By combining more schools, they might have enough money for extra curricular activities. The problem is taxpayers not wanting to foot the bill for good schools. We are thrilled with allen at this time and hope it continues to improve. My grandson is doing fantastically better in every way compared to his former san jose school. And on the topic of safety, their organized approaches to supervising kids entering school is lightyears safer than the prior san jose school.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
The merging of two schools into Allen at Steinbeck has not been very successful. There are too many students and not enough staff to effectively monitor student behavior.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
Allen has great programs in place for the kids, but lack the teacher training to implement them successfully. Seems to be a bias against children with special needs. On 2 occasions I've had the VP and a paid yard duty comment about 'those Special Ed kids' negatively. If you have those opinions, you shouldn't offer programs to help them. I've experienced on 3 occasions staff speaking inappropriately to children with no consequence. If you question the VP of the school communication diminishes to personal attacks, or confusion, with no sense of even wanting teamwork for the benefit of the children and no resolution of issues. The teachers need the training, before they practice on the students. Lead with experience, not a do as I say, not as I do, mentality. There is hope for Allen, however, changes are necessary before success can be achieved. Respect is earned, not just given.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
I subbed for this school, and found that some of the staff member were not very encouraging.

- submitted by a teacher
March 22, 2006
The quality of the academic programs is terrible. There is no emphasis on improving test scores or the mindset of the faculty relating to improving the programs or lack there of. There are no music programs, art is minimal and the P.E. programs has been temporarily cut back because of the lack of teaching credentials. The level of parent involvement is very minimal unless you count the parents that cam from the now closed Randol Elementary. If it wasn't for a select few Allen parents (actual PTA Board members) the only volunters would be Randol parents. The Randol volunteers are devoting countless hours teaching reading, art, some music and doing what they can to improve the schol.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 19, 2006
It's too big. There is a lack of discipline. There are no extracurricular activities. The good teachers are quitting.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
The school needs more after-school and science programs. Randol had a science teacher and a music teacher. Academic expectations and home work load should be much more challenging!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
Allen at Steinbeck is a godd school particularly in the quality and care of the staff for their students. Every teacher my daughter has had has welcomed direct parent participation in follow up on student issues. Quations remain for the future regarding the issue of growth and the potential that Allen will end up a very large school with its recent integration of former Randol students. Addition of this population to the existing Allen group has been a great positive with former Randol parents having high expectations academically for their studnets.

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June 24, 2005
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June 21, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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January 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
Allen is a wonderful school with good parent involement. They teachers are very committed and principal is very professional. I feel that the students are a top proiority at Allen and that is reflected in the acamdemic quality of education. There is an overall family feeling at school events. It would be good to see more music and art programs, there is currently a school choir and an Art Vista program.

- submitted by a administrator
December 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2004
Coming from another neighborhood school and to Allen for the first year has been quite an adjustment. The teacher/student ratio seems to much higher and the learning corriculum less advanced. I've yet to hear about any arts, music or science program at the school. I'd rate Allen as an average school. The fact that next year another neighborhood school is closing and there will be another 100 to 150 students enrolled next year doesn't make happy either.

- submitted by a parent
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Allen at Steinbeck School
820 Steinbeck Drive, San Jose, CA  95123
(408) 535-6205
Last modified Allen at Steinbeck School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Allen at Steinbeck School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews. Top