My two grandchildren attend Dean Lamar Allen Elementary School in the third and first grades. They have been there for all the years they have been in school so far. The teachers are a huge asset to Dean Allen, and we have yet to find a teacher that isn't productive with our kids. They seem to know how to bring the best out in both of them. When problems have come up, teachers, and other school officials are quick to notify parents, and get involved in achieving a resolution. They have e-mails that go to the parents, and I (if I chose to do so) could also e-mail their teachers, however I know that my daughter uses this way of locating and contacting each of the teachers. They have many productive after-school programs for the kids, and encourage development of core curriculum between grade levels. The school was named after their great grandfather, and my grandchildren mention that they are happy to go to a school that carries him name! Thank you, Madalene Munford
My daughter loves Dean Allen. There is no prejudice at this school. I am a minority and I love this school. The office staff has never been anything but professional. Mr. Prince is a prince of a principal. My neighbor is a teacher here. Her children have all gone to Dean Allen and they are now all honor roll students in junior high. I have friends who have gone through open enrollment and gotten zone variances to be at this school. The PTO and parent involment is wonderful. This school does so much for the students. My daughter is reading two grade levels above her grade. This school still has music, art, and PE on top of their excellent academic cirriculum. Perhaps sometimes people perceive rudeness when it is not actually the case. If they are going into the office and being demanding during a peak time, they probably need to be patient with the staff and not think that they are not being immediately helped because they are a minority. And perhaps parents should not air their dirty laundry in the first place so that it is not brought up in front of others. Ultimately, Dean Allen is a wonderful school.
I found the school itself to be acceptable but the office staff were outstandingly rude; to the point that I had to complain to the principal. I made a change for my children and they are doing much better at another school this year.
I love this school for my daughter, there is no prejudice here like the other parent says. If they want to put that out there, then if you feel that way go to another school! I am not white, I volunteer, go to school functions and I am treated extremely well. Maybe if more parents volunteered, helped in fund raisers and spent time with your child/children...they would not "feel" the way they want to "feel". Or have your kid/s go to a school that better suits you and your kid/s. Principle Prince loves his students and does very good with what he has. Yes the classrooms are crammed full of students, yes there are not enough teachers budgeted. They really do very well here!
The teacher and principal so far has been doing great, no complaints for now BUT, some staff from the front desk/information are rude and obnoxious! It seems there are some staff there that are prejudist/racist. When they look at me ,(I'm not "white" they seem not to see me, but if it's my husband ,he's white, they talk to him! So i don't go out my way and deal with the front desk and some teachers(white). Also those in cafeteria can be a little rude...
How can a very decent school continue to suffer with arrrogant, unqualified comments from Barbara Randell? She is a clerk, not an educator, and I am tired of tolerating her behavior to avoid rocking the boat for my child. Enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The entire staff cares about all the students. They make the school safe and fun.
We are very happy at Dean Allen. The teachers are amazing and the kids have many opportunities to excel at extra programs the school offers. It does seem that parent involvement has weined off a bit this year though.
The teachers are very good and take a persoanl approach to teaching. My son is in his second year and so far not too many problems. As others have stated the office staff is very snobby and make it feel like you are always bothering them. Mr. Prince is a push over. He needs to be more stand up. I had one issue with him and he caved in WAY too easy. Other than that we love the teachers.
We have lived in Las Vegas for 6 yrs this is the first year that my daughter and stepson have went to Dean Allen and we love it! I am sad that this year my daughter has to go to middle school.This school is by far the best in Vegas. Mr. Prince, the principal ,treats each of these kids like his very own. We adore him and the staff!
I agree with anyone saying that Dean Allen is a great school but the office staff is condescending. I recently worked at the school as a substitute and although some of the office staff felt that they were helpful, they lack of tact and diplomacy. My advice to the staff: Dean Allen is not New York City's Brearley and Buckley School.
This used to be a good school before Mr. Prince took over. He is only interested in your children as long as it benefits him in some way. The office staff is usually unfriendly, which is a direct result of the atmosphere set up by the principal. The only reason this school makes AYP is because of the supportive parents.
Dean Allen is a great school. The teachers are great for the most part. The office staff act like they are doing you a favor when you show up.
I love the school teachers here are great and my girls love them but when it does come to the office staff I must say maybe they need to learn some manners. I would think that you would work in a place that you enjoy if not find something else to do and don't take it out on us..
dean allen is a school that has a very poor office staff who are rude and always confused. always be prepared to be over looked and talked to in a subjective tone, and never get a response without loosing time from work. the teachers however seem to know what they are doing and do a good job.
We bought our home in the area, just so our children could attend Dean Allen. This is as close as a public school comes to being private!
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