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Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School

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Posted March 12, 2013

Some one told me a student send an e mail to a teacher which they allow to do according to school district. The student express himself by e mail about his grade say " I m not happy" now school say its threat . Teacher take that as threat school suspended for why he express himself by e mail and say he is not happy That call allison magnet school? I feel sorry what i just heard what the boy did wrong I told them go to school board I belive boy wasnt treat right some reason teacher doesnt like him becuse his race color and religion


Posted March 5, 2013

Do NOT send your child here! If your child has real health problems, even with a special detailing doctor's letter and doctors note for each time they miss you will be harrassed and threatened!Also,if your child is a little different,even if theyre a good behaved student they will be singled out for every little thing.School is ran like a military academy.Office personnel are unsympatheic, cold hearted, and conniving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

My daughter currently attends Allison and All I have to say is great things! She absolutely loves attending Allison and has made great friends and is loving learning new things everyday. As a parent I see the teachers do care about the students and take care in the learning dept...and if you ever have a concern you can address with the principle and/or teachers and they take their job seriously to make sure they better the situation. With any school there will be bullies and I have to say from seeing my daughters experience that most of the students there have a good head on their shoulder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

I attend this school and i hate it, the teachers pick on certain students, i have witnessed and they are way too strict, they give large amouts of homework with a ridiculous due-date. Students are judged and bullied every second and the grading is harsh. The teachers dont even really care for the planner. They skip it and i have gon many days in a row not meeting uniform protocall and so that shows how the teachers do not pay attention.


Posted July 22, 2009

Allison is a traditional magnet middle school that emphasizes traditional and academic discipline. Students wear uniforms and use a weekly planner to record assignments and class activities that parents sign at the end of each week. Teacher communication is one of the schools strengths and most teachers adhere to a strict late home work policy. Home work does seem to be given in large quantities more so in the 7th and 8th grades. My daughter has attended 2 years at Allison and I have been very happy with her progress in math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign language and orchestra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I have three kids all of them attended Allison and I am very proud to say all three are smart, kind, disciplined students. I have been an informed and involved parent and I know that part of my children's success has to do with me caring and pushing and also with the teachers and staff pushing and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

Allison is a great school. The teachers are among the best in the district. They are dedicated and very knowledgeable. The students are terrific, also.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2007

Since the academic programs are not that much different from the 'regular' schools I will not comment on those. However, Allison has the same trouble that the entire education system suffers. Teachers who hand out grades not earned. My son regularly would miss assignment due dates by one to two weeks, however he still manages to pass. It's bad enough allowing extremely late work, but to give a grade of C or better for work that doesn't even meet the instructor's criteria is ludicrous. This makes it incredibly frustrating for the parent trying to teach their child to do the work on-time and at least within the boundaries set by the instructor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

I am a th grader at Allison and i must say, Allison teaches you more than just acadimics. If your child does, has or will attend here; they are very fortunate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2004

Our son attended grades 6-8 at Allison and we are very happy with the quality of education. The teaching staff is competent and their 'Traditional Magnet' values result in few discipline problems, thus adding to the learning environment. I highly recommend it for a structured. well-rounded curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 83% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%
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 81% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
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 84% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

155 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students86%
African American75%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic79%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities68%
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students90%
African American85%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnic79%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities76%
Proficient in English70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
African American76%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnic84%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in English80%
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 Students88%
African American81%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnic86%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students98%
African American97%
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students86%
African American78%
Hispanic76%
Multi-ethnic69%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students94%
African American89%
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African American93%
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
African American67%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic61%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 67%
Hispanic 21% 17%
Black 17% 7%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 50%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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