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300 Rivercrest Boulevard
Allen, TX 75002

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September 30, 2014
This is a blue ribbon school and one of the best out there, not sure why or how the rating went down now ...

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2014
Our oldest went there and two younger ones went to Plano West. There is a night and day diffrence between two schools. Allen is too focused on buildings, football and stadiums. Academics are barely average. You can look at their high school SAT, ACT, Science Fair, Presidential Scholars, TIP, National Merit Scholars statistics. Nothing matches with the schools of same demographics. I don't understand how Highland Park, Plano, Coppell and Southlake can do so well but Allen can't. We were very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Based on the Texas Education Agency report I have rated it high. Number of students graduated and they have excelled in SAT

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
We moved here from Frisco school system and couldn't be happier! Although the school is large, you would never know it. The teachers give each student the attention they need and know all their student's names almost immediately. The class room sizes are smaller than average and the programs offered are second to none! I didn't realize how little Frisco had to offer until coming to Allen. There is something for everyone, way more than your "traditional" high school. The thought that someone would get lost here due to the size couldn't be further from the true. I wish we had moved here during the earlier years and hadn't waited so long. Love Allen High School!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
We love everything Allen! The high school offers so many opportunities for every child. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
Allen and all of it's HUGE growth spurts has been doing some well needed updates city wide! We have amazing new roads, great new high school, awesome public library, great police dept, expanded fire dept, updated city hall, the schools rate? got one child with Adhd and dyslexia (serious time about read problems attended to), the other AP student Got equal time of concern from AISD!!... Allen HS is also home to the largest marching band and orchestra! Some of the best equipped computer labs, science labs and academic availability known. 98% growth rate! Would pass any app to grow a city! Allen did not even"give in" to the Dart system and it's $ hungry ways. They found a more comparable establishment to support public transport. My 2 cents on that.. the new public bus should stop by the high school!! Kids looking for jobs. Gripes? Allen is highly competitive on ALL realms! PS.. putting a dyslexic//adhd child in the new classroom environment of self or reverse education... not a good idea!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
It offers A LOT of options in a variety of areas for every student. From agricultural to arts, medical to engineering fields ... I would say the only one missing so far is aviation and I am sure they would consider it soon as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2014
Now that we have crack stadium. The money should have been used on a new high school instead

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
I love this school. We have a big population in our school, but that's also the reason the school has a number of programs. Its academic standards are very high and give the most opportunity in the area.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2014
My school is the best with the best opportunities! I have multiple scholarship offers because of the education I have gotten here.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2014
I don't have any kids in school at this time but compared to all the other High Schools in the area...this one gets my vote by far!

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2013
This school is amazing. It seems so huge at first, but the big learning environment keeps it open and lets the students focus. The school's students are one big huge family. I love coming to Allen High School, we all work together.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2013
Allen High School is one of the best schools i have see out there, yes it is huge but also its grand! we have a huge population in our school, but that's also the reason the school has numerous programs. When I first moved to AHS, i was overwhelmed but the number of Clubs and Organizations they had here. The teachers here the really great, some of them hold PhD's and other Degrees that can easily get them a very high paying job, yet they stay here and teach children instead (now that's dedication). The Athletic division is the newly developed division of the school with a stadium of a staggering $60 million. All in all, this is a great school. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2013
The only real knock I can see someone have on the school is it size. While the number of students can be overwhelming at times, it also offers opportunities because of that size that other schools do not have. The programs and technical resources are equal to most small colleges. Also, while some clamor for a second school on the west side, you need to understand the reasoning behind the decision for one school rather than two. Most who complain are obviously new to the community. The people of Allen did not want the town to be split between east side and west side. They wanted ONE community. And while I can read through the lines of some of the east side vs. west side comments, I believe that Allen is such a strong community because there is ONE school. I agree there is excessive funding that goes into the athletics of the school, but the sports programs have created bonds through the players, parents, band, students, and community. If you don't believe me, go to a Friday Night football game.While not perfect, I have had minimal issues with my kids going through Allen ISD from K-12.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
The tech teacher could be making easily half a million but choses to teach his students how to be succesful. That's heart and dedication. Geez, one of my teachers helped create the IB Porgram used all around the world! Now, if you have a teacher, they will know your name. They make it a priority to know it within the first week or two. My teachers and I have conversations about anything! It goes way beyond a business relationship. Yes, Allen cares about football. I mean we have a good team and live in the South, can you blame us? But the school does not put aside academics because of it. We have a 98.7% graduation rate, students get along at our school, no major drug problems, and trust me, once you are in the top 10% of your class it's battle of brains and determination to stay up there. These people aren't dumb. If you have a problem then you could always move to DISD with a gradyation rate of 41% or for that matter, Plano, where they do have multiple schools. You just have to make sure you aren't found on the "wrong part of town" at a certain time, or get used to having your car egged or keyed because of the ATHLETIC rivalry. I am anAllen Eagle, and will stand up for my school.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2011
As an Allen High School grad I can say that it is the best school in the Dallas area to attend. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2011
I like Allen a lot. I actually like how big the school is because with a bigger school comes more diversity and a better chance at making friends. Generally, when there's smaller schools, kids will become outcasts when they're abnormal, but here there's so many kids you're bound to find someone you have something in common with! The teachers are mostly helpful and nice. There is one thing I would change though... academics. Like stated in previous reviews, athletics are the main priority here. I'm on the cheering squad and love football but I also love math. I wish there was more of a focus on what school is actually for - learning.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 12, 2010
Dedicated, hard working extra-mile going staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
To the parent who wrote about the school being on the East side. Don t take it wrong but is this about East being often a less affluent area or about school performance? Look at the map and tell me what percentage of the City of Allen is on the East than on the West. I do agree with you on the fact that they seem to focus Way Too Much on the athletics; sadly they aren t the only ones I think the fact that it s a big school in a way help to prepare student for what comes ahead when they go off to college, but they should have more personnel and more uniform rules about the dress code. You can t ask somebody not to dye their hair pink and allow this girls to wear an inch tick make up on their faces or heels.. I m a very modern parent but I do believe heels and make up distract more than a pink hair or ask the boys In general this school is great not perfect but better than most in Plano or McKinney, parents speak up!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
I agree with the previous post that the school is way to large. Most of the families on the west side would like to see a west side high school. The majority of the funding in the school goes toward athletics, not academics. Text books are collected well before finals week but athletic equipment is never picked until the season has ended. The summer reading list was not posted until mid July while performance course schedules were posted in early May. You can see the focus here is athletics not academics.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
The focus of this school is to become a football powerhouse. It is an "ode to largeness" in an attempt to gather the largest pool of players possible. Other programs and academics suffer because of it. This school does have some very good teachers, although they may not know the kids by name. The better teachers are frequently found in the preAP and AP courses. Parent communication is not good, and calling the school is difficult as you will be routed through an extensive phone tree, only to end up in someone's voicemail box, and, this person will call you back in maybe 1 month, and ,will not be able to answer your question anyway. Many courses are challenging, while others are a joke. My child received an "A" in speech and never actually gave a speech. There is not continuity among level of expectations.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Way too many students!! allen needs another high school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
Best School for Special Needs Kids, great programs, great teachers and great help

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
It's a beautiful school, with an amazing set of teachers. Theres a TON of clubs (too many too even count), a huge cafeteria with a tasteful selection of food, and a helpful team of cops. It's extremely safe, and has one of the best News Broadcast programs around. It's curriculum is extensive, and many of the IB classes and AP classes have low class limits so that there's only twenty other kids in there with you.(: That way you get more personal attention.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2009
Allen High was a great school had alot of varity of programs and it had wonderful students. It was very understanding and had great education programs

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
The Allen High School Special Education program is wonderful. They have such great, caring teachers and classes the kids need and enjoy.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2009
Although Allen high school has a good academic program and and unique features, it is also very hard for a student like myself(a few years ago) to get recognized by colleges. Also being such a large school, there is less opportunities for the teacher to focus solely on a student. I feel that allen helps to further kids in academics but puts them at a huge disadvantage when they go to college because of the huge bubble they are put in, because of the lack of many other cultures and backrounds that i wish i could have been exposed to. I would hate to bash this school, because they do have many good features academically that i cannot deny, but my experience there as a new student sophmore year was definately below average and very disappointing.

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2009
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October 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
The city of Allen builds all community parks and facilities around schools. This is very unique and is a excellent idea. I am especially pleased with Allen HS's Oachestra program. It is one of the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 18, 2008
Allen High School continuously strives to be the best that it can be to maintain the school within a school philosophy.

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 30, 2007
This is a large and amazing school. Its academic standards are very high and has a myriad of organizations to be involved in. It is recognized and known for its excellence and the students can make the most of their time spent there all while being greatly prepared for college. However, a school is always what you make of it, so take advantage of the classes and clubs.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2007
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April 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2006
The school is new and very large. It has a good diversity of programs. The school requires a great deal from its students. My son is a B/C student and finds some classes difficult, but I'm sure other students would be very successful here.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
I moved to Texas from California in 1998, and Allen High school's new building opened in 1999. This is the only high school in Allen. The school has various sprts activities like football, swimming, basketball, etc. And it has great band team, which represented Texas in Rose Parade 2006. Parents in this area are very active at school due to large percentage of stay-home moms.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 21, 2006
Very large school both in size and in population. Very fast paced. Does not have good one on one environment. Mainly white people. Most students very well off.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2006
This is a great school with many opportunities to offer. These range from choir, band, orchestra, and art all the way to internships in other fields. The programs are all above expectations.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2006
While the school has a nice overall appeal, I am disappointed in the academic programming. There seems to be a general lack of concern on ensuring we are truly challenging our gifted and talented children. There is also a lack of emphasis on the need to pursue higher education and career development.

- submitted by a former student
November 10, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
Excellent school with diversified opportunities for learning. The faculty staff is second to none in America. The teachers are very student centered and care about their students. The academics offered are excellent in preparing students for whatever choice they make whether academics,technology, or trade school . Allen High School is rather large in enrollment, around 3500-4000 kids but each student is treated individually to suit each child's needs. The extracurricular classes are also first class. Every student is encouraged to participate in some extracurricular activity. Some parents may complain about Allen High School's budget for athletics but it is a Pacesetter school and is recognized as one the country's best high schools by the United States Department of Education. As a parent, I would want my child to attend the Allen ISD system than any other system in the country. Allen High School, you have to see it to believe it.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
I have attended Allen High School for the past 3 years and have had many mixed experiences with it. First, I will cover the positives. The school is very good with academics for those who want to strive to do better. The technology level of the school is also very impressive. Regarding the staff of the school, it really does vary by teacher. Some are nice, some aren't but I think taht is a given with almost any school. The negatives of the school is it is very overcrowded for the low level classes(non AP). The average class size in an AP class was around 15 while in a non AP class it approached 30. Overall, AHS is a great place to learn if you don't mind bumping into a few people in the hall on your way to your next class.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2005
Good high school. Great variety of learning opportunities for academics and athletics. My children graduated from AHS in 2000 and 2001.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2005
AHS is a very large school (>1000 in each grade). There are definite benefits to that: lots of resources, wide variety of extra-curricular programs, many AP and IB classes, etc. Just realize that you can only have so many involved in any activity- which means only a small % actually get to take advantage of those opportunities. Also, priorities are out-of-whack (as with many schools). AHS has a multi-million $ INDOOR TURF FOOTBALL FIELD...used for PRACTICE. Meanwhile, they are short on calculators for upper-level math. The biggest issue I hear from my four kids is that the students get away with 'murder'. Now keep in mind they are talking about the sheltered, suburbia definition of 'murder': back-talking, PDA, disrupting class, cursing, etc. In summary, Allen is a GOOD district and AHS is a good school. Much better than the VAST majority.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2004
I have been with this school district for 7 years and it has been fairly good. There are lots of opportunities to take interesting classes that most schools don't have and also provides a good AP program with many choices to take. However, I feel that even with all the choices, I'm limited to what I can take because each teacher and class act like their course is the only thing to do in life and that I should devote their entire life to that activity. Large examples of this are the marching band (over 500 students who work 3+ hours a day) and the football, which gets way too much money. Kids feel pressured to stick with one thing and never get a chance to try out all that Allen has to offer. Education should also get more of the money, not sports.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2004
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August 21, 2004
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Allen High School
300 Rivercrest Boulevard, Allen, TX  75002
(972) 727-0400
Last modified Allen High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Allen High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top