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4900 East 79th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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(317) 845-9441
(317) 576-5255
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January 06, 2015
We moved specifically to a neighborhood so that our children could attend Allisonville Elementary. Could not have been happier with our choice! Outstanding teachers, curriculum and our daughters both excelled in the gifted and talented program. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2015
We are a highly rigorous school district that provides learning opportunities for all abilities and ages.

- submitted by a teacher

January 05, 2015
Allisonville's teachers are great! They go above and beyond to make learning fun for the students. They use technology in the classrooms, and students are using inquiry based learning all of the time. The administration is extremely supportive of students, parents, teachers, and the Washington Township community!

- submitted by a community member

January 05, 2015
Allisonville is a great school school in a supportive community. Allisonville staff embraces the diverse learners that they serve and helps each student reach his/her potential. they provide excellent educational programs for students; however, with more state funding, they could provide even more opportunities for students beyond the traditional school day.

- submitted by a teacher

January 05, 2015
Allisonville is part of Washington Township Schools located in Indianapolis, IN. Washington Township has been a standard bearer for excellence in education throughout the state of Indiana for decades. Students are challenged academically, nurtured socially, and supported by dedicated and committed staff. Parents of the Washington Township community along with community leaders have provided over $4million to support innovation in the classroom through the Washington Township Schools Foundation. Washington Township is dedicated to the education of the whole child. All students in grades K-10 are provided a second language learning experience. Opportunities for students to experience leadership and community service are embedded in the culture of this diverse and exceptional district.

- submitted by a community member

December 31, 2014
This is my child's first year and in the short amount of time that he has been there, I can see how he is developing academically, as well as, socially. I'm excited to see what else is to come.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 30, 2014
Allisonville Elementary School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is located in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT), and is situated in the northern section of Indianapolis, Indiana and Marion County. It is a dynamic community with broad diversity in cultures, religions, ethnic groups, races and socioeconomic levels. MSDWT has been an educational leader in Indiana for the last forty years. We hope that beyond this website, you will visit the MSD of Washington Township website at http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/ where you can also access the Allisonville Elementary School website, and every website of each of our seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and North Central High School. Beyond our websites, we invite you to plan a visit to any one of our schools, and see firsthand why Washington Township schools are superior schools, in a supportive community. Allisonville Elementary School offers a comprehensive educational curriculum with special activities and programs geared to provide enrichment, exploration, and instructional support for students. Allisonville is also proud to provide excellent opportunities for students to participate in outstanding performing arts, fine arts, academic teams, publications, athletics, and other student activities. Very valuable to the administration, is the role that parents have always played in the operations of our school through a very supportive Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO). All Allisonville students move through one of our district s three middle schools, and eventually to The MSDWT flagship high school, North Central. North Central High School has the finest high school curriculum in the State of Indiana. It annually produces the highest number of students taking Advanced Placement exams and scoring high enough to earn college credits. North Central High School was the first high school in Indiana to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. The high school also offers programs that allow students to earn the North Central Academic Honor Diploma and the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma. North Central High School also has the distinction of being Indiana s number two high school in the number of Indiana athletic championships. The MSDWT provides quality education in award winning schools built on a foundation of outstanding educators, administrators, school board members, and supportive parents. Our vision is Superior Schools in a Supportive Community. Come and experience excellence in education, today in our school district.

- submitted by a school leader

October 14, 2014
Allisonville is amazing for my child she loves being there but she is unhappy because this is her last year at aves (allisonvelle school) next year she would be older an not a baby any more she is moving on to the 6th grade she will be find she will still be with allisonville just not there she will be an middle school students her new school is Eastwood middle school she is all grown up thank u aves for making my sweet little girl into who she is now I help of course

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
This is one of the best elementary schools I have had the pleasure of experiencing. I am a Military Brat and have seen quite a few. The teachers and staff genuinely care about the children and their education. This is a very large and diverse township with all income levels and walks of life. It's one of the things that make this school so great! Regardless what educational level the student enters, the educators here help them to get to grade level, stay at and then excel past it. Truly amazing work! The school should be graded higher!! I am truly appreciative for all this school has done for both of my children. Thank-you for being great!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2014
Allisonville is a fantastic school - great leadership, wonderful teachers, enriching diversity, highly engaged parents. It is a very inclusive environment, and as an International Baccalaureate school, it offers an interesting curriculum that encourages cross-discipline learning and helps students to think globally. The Dad's Club organizes and hosts many events each year which provide inexpensive or free family fun. For those concerned with test scores, they can rest easy - Allisonville posts scores that are higher than state average in all or nearly grade levels and categories. I have lost all faith in GreatSchools.org. By any metric, A'ville is certainly higher than a 6 out of ten. This saddens me, because many parents will overlook our and other wonderful schools based on bad information. It's all part of the effort to defame urban and diverse public schools to push the privatization agenda. Please take a minute to research this not-for-profit's funders and you will see what I mean.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
All three of my children have went to Allisonville and I'm so thankful they were able to attend this school. The staff is so friendly from the janitor to the teachers and the principal is great as well. Parent participation is always so strong the parking lot is full:) My kids were not left behind my oldest was a part of title 1 and my youngest did speech therepy. This school tries to make sure our children are prepared for the rest of their years of their education.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
My daughter's school is wonderful,even tho there are so many kids they take the time to know the students. They involve parents in many things and make them feel welcome to visit and join in on activities.

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March 10, 2012
I am extremely impressed by the individual attention given to children with some learning difficulties. This Allisonville works to help all students be confident and successful. Recently, my granddaughters teacher took her personal time on a Saturday to come watch her last Upward cheerleading day! That exemplifies the care about Allisonville students.

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2009
Washington Township is so blessed to have a school like Allisonville Elementary. I have spent the last 25 years of my life, visiting thousands of schools across the United States as part of my job. I am so thrilled to know that the school I am most fond of is the one where my daughter is able to attend. From the principal, Mike Pomerenke all the way to the classrooms themsleves...there a sense of pride that lingers in the hallways. The teachers have pride in their class room families and the students feel their love and respect. All in an upbeat, fun yet very disciplined environment. Allisonville exceeds its reputation and I am proud to not only be graduate of Allisonville in 1979 and now as a parent of a very happy 2nd grader. Thanks Allisonville! Everyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 04, 2009
My son has learned a lot by attending Allisonville Elementary School. Teachers and administration were great.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2009
Allisonville is a cut above the rest when it comes to parent participation. There are many activities that are offered throughout the year to promote the family unit. It is clear that most of the teachers strive to strech the children and encourage them to reach new heights. The administration works to assure that there is a good balance of academic fortitude and extracurricular experiences for the child. This is our 5th year at Allisonville and we will certainly miss it when we move on next year.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2008
love our school, great teachers

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2006
We looked around a private schools very seriously, and I feel that Allisonville Elementary provides the type of family focused environment and openness to diversity as well as superior resources to some of the private schools in town. The level of parent interest in education and the quality of the staff is really tops. We are so pleased we chose to go with a public school. The after school enrichment programs and after school daycare are helpful in a two parent -- two job family. I strongly encourage you to take a tour.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2006
Our daughter just started the first grade at Allisonville. The experience has been excellent. This is a school where there is a long history of caring administrators, teachers, and parents who volunteer their time. First grade requires homework, and required reading each night. With a signature, from a parent, verifying these tasks were completed. There is also a simple report system on how your child behaves in class each day. This also requires a parental signature. The school has a volunteer uniform policy that has a large percentage of participation. The only concern we have is the class sizes are somehwat large in the early grade levels. This is mitigated, to a degree, as full time TA's are provided. Some of these large enrollments, I believe, are the result of the school having a good reputation. I keep meeting parents, who live outside Allisonville's district, who petitioned to go there.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2004
Allisonville has not brought out the best in my child. I strongly suggest that you make sure this school is a good fit for your child before you send them there. This school has a certain type of student in it and it makes others feel very alienated. I have never felt so disappointed in a school.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2004
Both of my children, son and daughter attended Allisonville School. Both were treated as individuals and their respective needs were met. Both were enrolled in Inquiry and it has really given them the confidence and ability to research different topics of study and present the information on a team and individual basis. Allisonville is a collection of professional teachers and administrators who expect the best from their students and get it. I will miss my association with Allisonville School as a parent as my youngest moves on to Middle School. However I will continue to support Allisonville as a community member.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2004
Allisonville exceeds in all categories. It is led by Marilyn Leatherman, Principal. Her values and dedication to educating the students is amazing. The Inquiry (Talented & Gifted) staff & curriculum exceed.

- submitted by a parent

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At Allisonville we provide a quality education for all children in an environment that is kind, affirming, and welcoming. We believe in individually challenging and supporting each child. Our teachers are committed to student success and are noteworthy for their initiative and accomplishments, winning state and regional awards. Allisonville has long been recognized for exemplary academic programs.


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Allisonville Elementary School
4900 East 79th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46240
(317) 845-9441
Last modified Allisonville Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Allisonville Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top