Allendale is doing it's best to give a well rounded education. It's a Title 1 school so it gets better funding because of the low income families. That disturbs me because from what I've seen it seems the lower income children don't do as well as the more fortunate kids. In my opinion that makes the testing scores go down. I feel the teachers & other staff are truly doing their best to give each child a very good education. Ms. Harrington, the principal is the most passionate principal I've ever dealt with. She truly cares about the students & staff. I think Allendale will become better with her at the helm. Again, it's not the staff's fault for low testing (which is getting better). Dealing with the less unfortunate students is what's hurting the school. I hope that bridge can be gapped soon. And I feel it will soon. passionate principal I've ever dealt with. I had 2 older kids that went there & now my youngest.
I like that they try no matter what to give the kids a quality education.
The school appears to want to be trying to strive to be the best. Really they are a dirty, poor poverty stricken school, with overly paid teachers working not in the best interest of the childen. I give this school 3 stars.
Staff's commitment to excellence is wonderful for all students. Teachers are consistently tested by the schools diversity, and SES of families. Any student who attends this school will receive a wonderful education from any of the schools dedicated and caring staff.
I have 2 children at Allendale. While our CSAP results are not the highest, they have continued to increase. Our school reflects many different ethnic backgrounds and this provides an opportunity for understanding diversity. Our staff is dedicated to the students' well-rounded education, and this isn't reflected in numbers or tests.
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