"Home of the Aeros"
Allen Elementary Points Of Pride
Allen is a naturally integrated neighborhood school of about 540 students. We pride ourselves on being a school where children are safe, nurtured, and work in a positive environment. The staff works well together to improve student achievement and teacher skill. Teachers spend countless hours collaborating about the students in their grade levels. We welcome, value, and encourage parent participation in their children's academic program. We have a small but active PTO that sponsors family activity nights and fundraisers, and supports our staff and students.
As our school grows, so does the number of classrooms. We have four sessions of pre-kindergarten, four all-day kindergarten classes, four first-grade classes and four second-,third-, fourth- and three fifth-grade classes. For students who qualify, we have Interrelated classrooms as well as Applied Academic classrooms for students.
Allen participates in the Title 1 School Wide Program designed to supplement programs with schools having a higher number of students qualifying for free and reduced meals. We purchased additional supplies, equipment, instructional materials and personnel with the Title 1 monies. We try to keep our student/teacher ratio low by staffing many adults. A Title 1 Instructional Coach assists the staff. Family Engagement Team works with teachers in creating opportunities for parents to learn and be involved in their child's school.
Allen enjoys a tradition of "Winding the Maypole" every spring. We've done this for over 35 years! Our music and physical education teachers work with our students to create several programs each year for our families.
Our school is also proud of the sculpture projects designed by local artists and created by Allen fifth graders. They adorn Allen Elementary School inside and out. We finished our Jeanette Thornton Memorial Reading Garden in the spring of 2006. It is a wonderful space for students to go to for reading!