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2560 Towner Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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June 10, 2015
Allen is a good school situated in a middle class neighborhood. There is not much bullying here. Kids here do have their hard times as in any other school. There are many lower income families who bring children here for better education. Nothing much remarkable stands out. Bringing the status to focus school has helped bring the quality of education up. Teachers are making visible effort to help students progress. They have a new gym teacher who has brought change to PT which kids like. Art teacher is mediocre. If you want your kids to bring home something fantastic then look somewhere else. Media is good. New principal still needs to make a big impact. PTO is a closed group who don't like change. You can attend meetings, may be say things, but ultimately it is 4 or 5 people who will decide everything.

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2013
My twins are now entering 1st grade. We moved back into the Ann Arbor district specifically for the kids to attend Kindergarten at this school. We have so far been delighted with our experience. Great level of communication between teachers and parents. Responsive and caring attitude to the needs of my children as individuals. Involved parents, well-adjusted kids. We love the diversity of cultures and the open and friendly atmosphere overall. Test scores here are higher than some other area schools with higher "Great school scores," despite many students coming in with English as a second language. We are very happy to be a part of this school and I recommend it!

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2013
We attended Allen for 1 year. My daughter got hurt twice in gym class. The gym teacher leaves the kids alone while she goes into her office. I tried to tell the office this but I was ignored. My daughter got her lip busted open when her and another child bumped into each other, they were completely unsupervised. It happen on many occasions. The rest of the faculty was amazing but I did not like being ignored when I came to my childs safety.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2012
I was very nervous about sending my kids to school but Allen has been great. I'm always impressed with the whole staff. The people who work here really seem to enjoy it. There are lots of smiles and friendly words. My kids enjoy all their teachers and the lunchroom monitors. I am quite happy here.

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2012
My son has attended Allen Elementary School for 2 years (3d and 4th grades) and this experience could not be better. Believe me, I am a demanding parent; but I agree with every single word in the April 1, 2012 post. We are moving from Ann Arbor this summer and I consider leaving the schools our biggest lost. I wish I found a school of this level and this quality in our new place; and I wish every kid in this country would attend a school like ALLEN !

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2012
One of my two children attended Allen K - 5 and this experience still remains her favorite and she is now in 7th grade. Many of the wonderful teachers @ Allen are considered 2nd and 3rd "mothers" to this day. Our youngest 2nd child is in first grade and loving her experience as well. My husband and I are hesitant to ever leave the Allen community because of the wonderful success our two daughters have experienced. The diversity, discipline, strong curriculum, and sense of community Allen brings to its students and families has us committed to stay for as long as we possibly can Thank you Allen Staff!.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2011
Allen is a fantastic school in a great community. Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to be involved. The teachers and principal are amazing and most have been at the school for many years. This makes Allen a community itself and has made my son's education seamless year to year. We are so pleased with our experience there and would recommend the school to family and friends alike.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2011
Great school. My children are really happy here. The parents are made to feel very welcome whenever they visit and each child seems to be valued.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
Allen is a wonderful school. There is a fantastic community feel and the students are very diverse. I love that Allen includes diversity in its mission statement. Ms. Fitz is a caring and invested principal and the teachers are fantastic. We have been very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
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February 22, 2010
Allens awesome! 5 stars! it is the best elementary school. Look it up!

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2008
We have 3 children at Allen are so impressed with the staff! This is a place where every child gets what they need, be it extra help or enrichment. There are many opportunities for parent involvement inside and out of the classroom. The parent council is fantastic and works hard to fund all student activities so families don't have to pay directly. The principal is involved on every level and does a great job of fostering a sense of community. This is exactly what the elementary school experience should be!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
Allen is a great school. We feel so lucky to have landed it's neighborhood. Many families are very positively involved in the school volunteering. Allen truly celebrates its cultural diversity. The students here are getting much more than just an excellent academic education. I have never experienced such caring and talented teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2006
Allen has a great staff and curriculum. Although teachers are required to be cautious and careful about communications to parents, I felt as though the teachers withheld helpful information when prior knowledge would have enabled negative situations to resolve sooner rather than to esculate. The school parent counsel group is a bit clickish to crack for an expatriot like me. The community is fantastic otherwise and very diverse.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2004
The principal is very visable and involved with the daily routines of the school. I am most impressed with the teachers my 2nd grader has had. They are so committed and willing to do whatever it takes to see my challenging child succeed. As this is my first child going through the school system I am personally overwhelmed with the level of academics and homework involved. But it just seems to be a way of life for kids now. A respectful, cooperative environment is very much nurtured at Allen. Zero tolerance on bullying. Since I have 3 more small children at home I can't really be too involved, but it would seem that there is a high level of parental involvement there. Allen is big into the Love & Logic approach to discipline. I am happy with this school overall and so is my child.

- submitted by a parent
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John Allen School
2560 Towner Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 997-1210
Last modified John Allen School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Allen School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top