My son is a special needs student and has been here for several years. The staff is caring and warm to not only my son, but all the other children. I have witnessed many smiles when staff talk with children. They actually care about the children and their families. He will miss his teachers when it comes time to move on.
Thus far William Allen has been a great school. The staff truly care for the kids enviornment, and are working to bring high tech equipment to the classroom which benefits the kids. The principal stands outside to greet the kids in the morning, and gets hands on in making sure they are safe and cared for as they enter and leave the grounds. They hold monthly/bi monthly meetings with the parents of each grade over coffee to talk about what's going on and to address any concerns parents may have. There's a strong sense of community, topping any of the many schools I went to as a kid, and have so far sent my daughter to. The teachers are available via email, notes, you name it - willing to help and talk about any concern you may have as well.