William Allen High School

  • William Allen High School serves 2,912 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • William Allen High School's student population of 2,912 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,912 students
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Total Classroom Teachers136 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Allen High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William Allen High School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#2274 out of 2,835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
71%
11%
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Black
18%
15%
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White
10%
66%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William Allen High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.460.26
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Graduation Rate
67%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William Allen High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAllentown City SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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