School Details

Allen Elementary School

5201 23rd Ave, Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 748-2418

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 459 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Muscogee County School District average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Allen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Columbus. The principal of Allen Elementary School is Angela Jackson, whose e-mail is 459 children attend Allen Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the Allen Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 459 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Allen Elementary School is 15:1. Woodall Psychoeducational Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 58%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 65%
Limited English proficiency 11% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent. All my three children goes here. Teachers are excellent. Very professional. The principle is such a leader and an example to the rest of the teachers. Very good school in town.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a good school. My son improved greatly in his reading and the after school program is wonderful. The staff also helped me find a provider for him in the morning. Being in the military and a single mom I cannot stress how nice it is to have a good school that I trust and challenges my son.

  • (2 years ago)

    the worst my son only been there this year all i can do is pray that i can work somthing else by next year. good luck hope you enjoy running to the school constantly when its not called for but when your child is actually hurt or in need you won't get that call

  • (2 years ago)

    Allen Elementary is a wonderful school. As the Principal since 2009 I encourage anyone who is moving into this area to pay us a visit. Our goal is to meet the students individual needs and to do what is in the best interest of each and every student. The staff is caring loving and willing to do whatever it takes for their students. The extraordinary interior is warm and inviting colorfully painted and decorated. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL.....WE are a true family.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Allen Elementary and she loves it. The security of the school makes me as a mother feel safe leaving my child and worry free when she is there. All the staff is very friendly and ready to help in anyway that they can. My daughter has learned so much while there. We love this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    we are a military family and my daughter has actually been in this school for three years we love it and it has a great tutoring program after school

  • (9 years ago)

    I didnt like Allen at all. It has taken me the better part of a year homeschooling to get his enthusiasm for learning back. He got good grades all year on report cards. I got him tested for ADHD and he is not ADHD however he is a tactile/Kinesthetic learner & is very smart. He has to be kept busy. I always approached her about them to make sure that my son was doing well. Beware of teachers who dont really want to teach & want your kids to just sit down & shut up.

  • (9 years ago)

    When others ask me of my childrens' school I have to say that it is the best one that they have been to since they have started school. My kids are military kids and they have been to several. I have to say that my youngest son brought up his grades in a hurry once we moved to Columbus Georgia and he started with Mr Smith at Allen Elementary. What a wonderful school. My first impression was that they were clean and orderly. Love it!

  • (11 years ago)

    This is an excellent school and the teachers and principal especially really care about the students and do everything they can to see that the students have a great learning experience in my opinion and they have lots of different programs for the kids at pta and other curriculum activities that involved the parents and kids also.

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