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Allen Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 9, 2014

My step-daughter went to Allen for Kindergarten and for the first 4 months it was good, she was put into a higher course, but then after Christmas, she was being bullied, and i brought it up to her teacher and she did nothing about, her classes mates were getting her into trouble, and she was getting Blues, but when all this started to happen her started getting Yellows, which yellow is not good. I also had a lot of problems with the lunch ladies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

My son began going to Allen in pre-k as part of their special needs curriculum. Because of their fantastic efforts, he is now in regular education classes! They do such a fantastic job with all the kids. I'm moving specifically to be in Allen's school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I love Allen and all the staff. I have always felt very welcomed by all staff member. Even if I did not live in the area where Allen is located I would still ask for a special transfer!
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Posted March 24, 2009

This is one of the best schools my kids have attended. We had to move last year because our gifted program was sent to another school. The only reason my kid is in that other school is because of the gifted teacher Mrs. Riley. That other school is awful, we miss the friendly, open communication of the staff at Allen and the recognition of our gifted kids. They were never made to feel ashamed that they were smart.
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Posted November 17, 2008

It is my children's first year with this school and I am impressed. The staff is friendly and involved. I abosolutly love my youngest sons' Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Sheri. She always has a smile and a great attitude!
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Posted February 22, 2008

I love being able to work with the children at Allen School. The staff is so friendly, open communication, encourages eachother and their students openly. Because I work in different schools on a weekly basis I have seen a variety of things and Allen Elementary has always made me feel welcome, they are respectful not only to their staff, the parents, but most importantly the students themself. I am so thankful for that.


Posted December 3, 2007

As a relative of students who attend I find this school and staff top notch. The principal Molly, is actively involved in the school, staff, knows students, and creates a positive atmosphere of learning- celebrates success - no matter how small!


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

63 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
African American94%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students58%
African American35%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
African American62%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students72%
African American69%
Hispanic66%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students77%
African American62%
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
African American45%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students69%
African American45%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 38% 17%
White 24% 67%
Black 21% 7%
Two or more races 12% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1881 South Elpyco
Wichita, KS 67218
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Phone: (316) 973-1750

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