School Details

Allen High School

300 Rivercrest Boulevard, Allen, TX 75002
(972) 727-0400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 4416 students 17 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Allen Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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  • This school in 2013
  • Allen Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Allen High School is a public high school in Allen. The principal of Allen High School is STEVE PAYNE, who can be contacted at steve_payne@allenisd.org. 4,416 students attend Allen High School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Allen High School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 4,416 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 15% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Allen High School is 17:1. Lowery Freshman Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 58% 56%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 14% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 16%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

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

  • (11 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    Based on the Texas Education Agency report I have rated it high. Number of students graduated and they have excelled in SAT

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    We love everything Allen! The high school offers so many opportunities for every child. We couldn't be happier!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    Now that we have crack stadium. The money should have been used on a new high school instead

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is the best with the best opportunities! I have multiple scholarship offers because of the education I have gotten here.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dedicated hard working extra-mile going staff!

  • (4 years ago)

    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!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

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