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Allen Ethan School

Public | K-8 | 845 students

 

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Posted May 13, 2013

I attended Ethan Allen Elementary from grades 6-8; my experience there has taught me a great deal about poor educational administration and pedagogy. As an aspiring educational leader, I have often referenced Ethan Allen in order to provide examples of what not to do. There is ample bullying, lack of disciplinary procedures, no accountability, sheer racism (from faculty, students, and parents), extreme indicators of poverty, and absolutely no value added on part of its teachers. The culture is not conducive to learning and there is a dire lack of support. If this school has taught me anything, it is how to escape and reform such egregious conditions.


Posted February 16, 2013

I currently attend Allen Ethan School and everybody has it all wrong. Its not the teachers or the staff thats the problem, its the parents and the students . I have been getting my education at Allen Ethan from K-8. If the parents cared about their children they would do research on the school and find out if its a good fit for their child or not. If the students cared about their life they would pay learn and set them selves up for a great life. I was one of the few that actually cared. I was recently accepted to Central High School, the best High School in Philadelphia. Its not about where you are, its about where you are going to end up.


Posted February 5, 2013

i am a student at Ethan Allen and i am in 7 grade this is the worst school i been at people fight every day my PSSA went down i am on proficent now i am on basic so this is the wrost school and i didn't learn half the staff i need to learn pppppplease HHHHEEELLLPPPP ME :(


Posted March 23, 2011

Deeply troubled school. Serious problems with overcrowding & disorganization. Bullying and misbehavior disrupt large amounts of instructional time. Administration overburdened and ineffective. NOTHING gets resolved and students are suffering.


Posted August 5, 2010

please I need concrete information about the school, because I moved near the school and I have a son who goes to that school and want to know if the school is reliable and good to enroll my child. Please I need information as soon as possible, thank you very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

My one child was assaulted by six students at Ethan Allen in her classroom. My 2nd grader had a pocket knife held to his throat. I never received any notification from any administrators on either incident. There is a predominance of bullies and lack of responsibility by the adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

ethan allen is a greta school!teacher are great,principal very lovebal and helpfull to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

i have been in Ethan Allen likeee my whole life & i love it.i think that it is the best school ever.i learned so muchhh here and i would never change anything about it.well maybe there lunchs but other then that i love it.i really dont know where i would be without the help of the teachers there.some parent may think that this school is not the right one for there kid but you know what your kids are the ones missing out.i love it here!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2009

This school is wonderful, my son has learned a lot from his teacher, Mr. L is a great guy and an awesome teacher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

This school is not one of the best choices for parents to let their children go to there has been many fights and many students had to be removed etha allen students has no type of displine they are disrespectful and rude they're teachers don't do anything to help.


Posted May 19, 2009

Ethan allen is a wonderful school,the teachers and staff are wonderful as well! out of the elementry schools my children went to, ethan allen is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

very poor quality of education, too many bullies and there isnt really much the teachers can do because there are just too many students. there are no resources or extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Well i use to be a student in ethan allen..im currently going to be a sophmore in high school, but when i was there everyday it felt bad, i didn't feel like going to school because of the students and teachers , all kids used to make fun and the teachers never cared. i just wanted to change schools already and get out of there haha, i liked it more with out principal we had but then they changed the principal and things got different.... he seemed to want to change the school and make things right but the kids still wouldent change l.... even though now i got to lincoln hs thats supposed to be a 'worse' school i like it more then ethan allen .there's more understanding there between students
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2008

My child is in special education. He gets pulled out of the room for extra help but I feel the special ed and classroom teachers should work together in the classroom to help my son and others on work they are doing. Also, my son comes home afraid of bullying and other kids threatening each other. I wish there was more discipline going on. help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

i have been going to this school my whole life and everything has changed .The teachers can't even teach anymore .There is no bully pervention and the school is so dirty the students don't even use the trash can ,they use the floor.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

Unclean enviroment, poor teaching methods, poor bully awareness and prevention, poor effort to become better.


Posted October 9, 2007

as a former student of ethan allen(class of 2007!) this school is poor on discipline and academics. theres very few that are highly achieved but the majority of the kids are really undisciplined and low on academics. children seem to be running the school but theres very few teachers that actuallly care for the children to succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 26, 2007

My daughter used to attend Ethan Allen she was a student there from K-2. I finally was able to get her enrolled in a different school which I am happy to say I made the best decision. Ethan Allen has some really good teachers, it ashame that they are so overwhelmed with children that are bused in from other communities. I think if the busing would stop then maybe our kids could have a chance. The school is very over crowded and the kids are the people who are greatly affected. These kids are our future the school district should do something to help these kids achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Ethan Allen has most certainly headed down hill quickly. The principal is a joke - Can we say 'Afraid of the Children?' The kids in the neighborhood are forced to go here unless we can afford the rising price of catholic schools. It is getting to the point where you cannot expect to attend this school and acquire an education! I hate knowing that children in the underclasses that are motivated to learn are at a severe disadvantage. Another reason the Thank the school district of Philadelphia and I am glad to see the Mayor is putting our tax dollars to good use!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2006

The teachers have no control over the children because they have no back-up behind them. The students seem to be running the school. The discipline has disappeared. The children know that they can get away with things and they are taking advantage of it. If something isn't done soon the school will really be run down. Where is the authority?
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
52%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
36%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
42%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
49%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female64%
Male43%
Black58%
Asian91%
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners23%

Reading

All Students48%
Female58%
Male38%
Black45%
Asian73%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learners23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
Black38%
Asian92%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black35%
Asian85%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black34%
Asian86%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
Black19%
Asian36%
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners9%

Reading

All Students29%
Female38%
Male23%
Black19%
Asian27%
Hispanic6%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students18%
Female27%
Male11%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black60%
Asian83%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students49%
Female61%
Male36%
Black40%
Asian67%
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners18%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female71%
Male50%
Black52%
Asian79%
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female57%
Male34%
Black44%
Asian72%
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female43%
Male54%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female49%
Male69%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female23%
Male33%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female44%
Male57%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 35% 15%
White 24% 71%
Hispanic 22% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 3%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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