Allen High School

  • Allen High School serves 4,746 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Allen High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

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School Overview

  • Allen High School's student population of 4,746 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 237 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers237 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Allen High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Allen High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#4139 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
75%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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Asian
14%
4%
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Hispanic
15%
52%
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Black
12%
13%
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White
56%
28%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Allen High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.640.41
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Graduation Rate
98%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAllen Independent School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.80 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Loved this school, had a great HS experience that prepared me well for college.
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2  
A lot of LoveJoy High is nothing but a spoiled bunch of little drug using, racist, party going kids that show no respect for elders, lie, cheat and steal....not a good atmosphere and not a bright future for our country. What are they really teaching?
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5  
Everyone in Allen High School is just so awesome, they're all about sex and drugs. They have the best parties, and they love to get wasted, and we have the best drug dealers on this campus. I could get cocaine in less than 2 minutes, i approve of this high school it teaches my child about the way of life.
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As a current student at AHS and I can personally say that unless you dont hold strong value to person expression and individual acception, this school is not one of the best. Overly strict and socially akward, students are often ignored or judged if they're too smart or too enthusiastic about learning or anything besides sports, by both students AND teachers. The main problem I have with the school is the designated cliches, the worst I've experienced in the 4 schools I've attended. Also, athletics seems to be the soul priority of the school. To further elaborate, during the last 8 weeks of my sophomore year, we were extremely low on paper (even reduced to using recycled and the back of old sheets) yet the school focused its finance on a $60 million dollar stadium. Academically, the school isn't too bad. It has the rare IB program and a CUAD C facility downstairs. Having 4000 students is a hassle in the halls, and one-on-one time is definetly difficult to obtain (they have a student-teach-student program to help this). Depending on the teacher, when you go into tutorials the teachers dont seem to want to sit down with you and help. They more often answer one question, give you a sheet and say go for it and sit back at their computer. Activities also take up most time of active students it seems, so much that if you arent in them you feel a little left out so thats encouraging. Overall, Allen is an all american school, over 79% white, and socially akward. I'm transferring to PESH next year, but to any future enrolling students- I wish you luck(:
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5  
Allen High School is a new looking, big, beautiful school. It's bountiful with new computers, and new gym equipment. There's a huge band that is very accepting to new members (biggest high school band in the world), and numerous clubs. The kids here are all very friendly, and so are the teachers, who stay after school every day to tutor kids who need help. The cafeteria is loaded, with eight or so different lines catering different kinds of food, including a bakery with the best cookies ever. Overall, Allen's great.
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