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22 OVERALL RATINGS

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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Leadership at this school is effective:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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This school effectively deals with bullying:
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There are 38 reviews about all of the school topics.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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The school has been designated an ALM school. They will admittedly agree that the one class in each grade is the ALM class and that is the only class in each grade that is introduced to STEM projects. And with a child in one of those classes, it is a poor excuse for STEM. The biggest downfall of this ALM program is that they are robbing 2/3 of the students in each grade of their education. Outside of those ALM classes the teachers struggle to be able to teach. To the multiple levels of ability. So any students that fall under the ALM bar are not challenged.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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Homework appears to be mostly busy work. There have even been instances where my kids have come home with work sheets on skills they haven't even learned yet.




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We moved to this state last summer and chose our home based on the school's scores. Unfortunately, the scores do not reflect how inept this school is. I have heard from many other parents that the school use to be a great school but it has slipped with the new administration. The office staff is rude and the administration has made some really bad decisions in their choice of curriculum and policies. I am moving my kids to another school after a very disappointing first year. It seems like the PTO is asking for money is several forms of fundraisers almost once a week. Now with the requirement that the schools each have an advisory committee, Dean Allen has elected its entire PTO board to be the parents that sit on that committee. i find this to be a conflict of interest in that the PTO decides the budget for their board and now are the only representing parents to decide the budget for the school.



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My daughter has been attending Dean Allen for two years now. She has loved this school since day one. We have always felt welcomed, the staff is friendly and professional. It's been an amazing two years and looking forward to another two!

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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The front office staff and the principal are bullies.


Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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They could not care less. One teacher did offer tutoring in reading.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The principal and the front office staff are mean to students and parents. They are bullies.

Amount of homework: no rating


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The whole curriculum seems to have fallen apart, how can these teachers teach like they used to when they spend all day getting the BAD APPLES to stop interrupting. If you look at the school scores, you will see they are dropping by the second!! That is not the teachers fault! A lot of them are the same as before, just no support from the top. The grades are a direct refection of "Admin" END OF STORY


Develops character: Disagree


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When my first child went here (6 years) The First 5 years were PHENOMENAL! The school was run to be just this! If there was a problem from one student to another, it was not tolerated!

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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The teachers are great, the administration is terrible. The principal loves to be the center of attention. She wears silly costumes, she stands out in front of the school and waves to oncoming cars. But, he does not help the students cross the street or supervise the dangerous parking lots. She is not concerned for the safety of the students, she just cares about her own ego.

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Last modified Dean Lamar Allen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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