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9-12 & Ungraded
Allentown, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,212

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27 High Street
Allentown, NJ 08501

(609) 259-2160
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November 14, 2015
AHS is a wonderful school in general; the academics are great, there's an extracurricular activity for everyone, the teachers do care about the students and despite people saying otherwise, the students are all friendly and accepting and bullying isn't tolerated, which is great. However, HOWEVER, the principal is actually the reason I won't give it a 5/5. Vending machines are locked during school hours, cellphones are not allowed at all (which is a problem with the copious amount of emergencies we get), security guards EVERYWHERE for no reason causing us to be late for class, etc etc. I do understand the importance of establishing rules but this is pretty much crossing the line. I actually don't think she cares about any of us and I mean, we're highschoolers now, we do deserve the freedom that the other kids our age get in different schools. We're really just the equivalent to a middle school with older people, and everybody hates it. 5/5 for the school and it's staff, 0/5 for the rules and principal. A surprising amount of people do want to transfer out solely because of that, myself included. It doesn't seem bad in words, but trust me, it feels like we're in a prison.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 17, 2015
My daughter graduated & went on to Marist College even though her guidance counselor suggested she should apply to Centenary & William Paterson as her best hopes.... She had wonderful teachers, but not so much support with guidance counselors... My son is currently there as a sophomore and enjoys the school. Bullying is not tolerated, and the atmosphere is one of acceptance and inclusion. However, some elitist people wrongfully bad-mouth the school, & some mindless people accept the bad-mouthing as gospel.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2014
Student of AHS Great school, I am currently enrolled here. The teaching staff is excellent (very friendly and we'll educated, minus parts of the administrative staff such as the principal (vice principals are nice). Overall this school has been a great experience for me, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for great high school years. 5/5 for the overall school -5/5 for the principal

- submitted by a community member

February 20, 2013
My daughter is currently a senior at Allentown and she has loved this school every year. Excellent teachers, and no bullying tolerated at all.

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May 30, 2011
My son loves the school and the learning environment provided by the faculty. No complain whatsoever from our family

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February 27, 2011
This school is only good if you are in the high honors classes. They have fights everyday and the kids that are brought in from Trenton do not care about education but bring the problems Trenton has to Allentown. Too many teachers have tenure that should be fired! All the problems are being swept under the rug and kept out of the papers. Go to private school if you have the money unfortunately I don't.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2008
Allentown is a school on the rise, with the amount of classes being added and the teachers being brought in, AHS will be highly regarded within the next few years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 12, 2008
My son is in the honors track and seems very happy. He enjoys his teachers, the classes are relatively small (around 18 students). I agree that while many teachers have a rigorous curriculum, there is some room for improvement. The school keeps adding AP courses. The guidance department is very responsive, and the new superintendent has ambitious plans and lots of energy. Allentown is smaller than lots of the neighboring public high schools, and I see this as an advantage. I don't love the block scheduling, but there is block scheduling in college also. I judge the school by the energy, spirit and ambitions of the staff and students. So far our experience is very positive.

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February 01, 2008
I am disappointed the Honors teachers don't do more to challenge the students varied learning styles....My child's experience seemed just 'faster paced' than regular tracked classes. Same material...quicker pace....little else differentiated the two tracks....What a shame!

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October 09, 2006
Allentown High School offers many courses. The teachers are very dedicated and supportive. My child is very well informed regarding college choices and they work with you every step of the way to help you gain admission to the college of your choice. I am very satisfied with this school.

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December 18, 2005
The quality of the academic programs seems to be pretty good. They have many electives and encourage diversity with after school clubs and organizations. The music program is top notch with award winning bands and choirs. Sports are not too strong. They have the basic sports and are not usually high in winning in their divisions. Parent involvement is encouraged and there seems to be a fair amount of parents that actually do get involved.

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Allentown High School
27 High Street, Allentown, NJ  08501
(609) 259-2160
Last modified Allentown High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Allentown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top