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Lois Allen Elementary School2
Posted July 22, 2013
- a parent
If I were rating this school on the staff I would give it a five star, but I cannot rate any higher than a two. I had three children complete their elementary classes at Lois Allen and a fourth complete through the fourth grade, I thought this was a really good school until I had to move my youngest to another school within Washoe County. My child was getting A's and B's but when we moved he dropped to D's and F's. I thought it was due to the move but when I looked into it I realized it was Lois Allen that failed my son. The school is behind in curriculum compared to other schools. I understand most of the parents speak little English and that is where a large percentage of teaching goes (translating or teaching English, but the other students are falling behind. Your children are suffering, please look into this for the benefit of your children and our future leaders.
I think Lois Allen is a wonderful school. The principal is just wondeful. The teachers are great. This will be our 4th year and we have a kindergardener who just started. This schools teachers and staff go above and beyond for all the student and their familys. Education is top priority of the teachers just as it should be! Lois allen has an open door policy meaning parents are always welcome to visit any time. What wonderful school, iam a proud parent of two Lois Allen students
My students have attended this school starting this schol year due to my principal not granting variences before school started. I chose this school (their father's zone school) over my own zone school due to the all day kinder they offer. My children are in 2nd, kinder and the PreK program. My 2 youngest get speach services. The teachers all communicate well with me via e-mail. My children are excelling. My 5 year old is always using her new vocabulary words in proper context and loves to sing the songs she is learning. My 7 year old loves math and gets the reading support she needs to be a more confident reader. My 3 year old son is talking in sentences and LOVES going to school! I am very satisfied with this school and the administration seems great! I also like the way they have ability group the students in their classes. some people frown on this approach, but as a student that felt held back in class because of struggling students, I highly support it.
Lois Allen has been a wonderful school for my son. He began their K program on the recommendation of the County Kindergarten Coordinator, and we have not been disappointed since! They have worked consistently to challenge him, to motivate him, and to keep his love for education intact. The principal has heard any concern and responded with positive feedback and results. I am truly impressed with the progress the school has made over recent years, and they are clearly a place of excellence.