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About This School

Allen Ethan School is a public middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Allen Ethan School is Mr James Sierpello. 920 students attend Allen Ethan School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 47% of the 920 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Allen Ethan School is 18:1. Our Lady of Ransom School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 61%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 13%
Hispanic 21% 17%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 73%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended Ethan Allen Elementary from grades 6-8; my experience there has taught me a great deal about poor educational administration and pedagogy. As an aspiring educational leader I have often referenced Ethan Allen in order to provide examples of what not to do. There is ample bullying lack of disciplinary procedures no accountability sheer racism (from faculty students and parents) extreme indicators of poverty and absolutely no value added on part of its teachers. The culture is not conducive to learning and there is a dire lack of support. If this school has taught me anything it is how to escape and reform such egregious conditions.

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently attend Allen Ethan School and everybody has it all wrong. Its not the teachers or the staff thats the problem its the parents and the students . I have been getting my education at Allen Ethan from K-8. If the parents cared about their children they would do research on the school and find out if its a good fit for their child or not. If the students cared about their life they would pay learn and set them selves up for a great life. I was one of the few that actually cared. I was recently accepted to Central High School the best High School in Philadelphia. Its not about where you are its about where you are going to end up.

  • (1 year ago)

    i am a student at Ethan Allen and i am in 7 grade this is the worst school i been at people fight every day my PSSA went down i am on proficent now i am on basic so this is the wrost school and i didn't learn half the staff i need to learn pppppplease HHHHEEELLLPPPP ME (

  • (3 years ago)

    A truly terrible school. I've been a student here my entire life and I'm graduating this year. There's no order the kids run the school and there's absolutely no respect. The new principal Mrs. Morley does NOTHING but enjoy listening to herself talk - she'll go on for hours about how "Students here are the arrows and education is the target." and "Ethan Allen is a peaceful school we respect and care for one another" yet does nothing when Lincoln High kids come and beat up eighth graders in the school yard after school. It's absolutely filthy - I was jealous when I saw how clean my friend's high school is. Students have assaulted teachers here and don't suffer any consequences. Two kindergarteners went missing one day during school hours and the school didn't even report it/contact the parents. Crossing guards found them at a playground almost a mile away. Thankfully I'm graduating eighth grade in a couple weeks however I'm extremely discouraged that a majority of my childhood was wasted at a school like this. If you care about your child's education/safety do not send your child here.

  • (3 years ago)

    Deeply troubled school. Serious problems with overcrowding & disorganization. Bullying and misbehavior disrupt large amounts of instructional time. Administration overburdened and ineffective. NOTHING gets resolved and students are suffering.

  • (3 years ago)

    please I need concrete information about the school because I moved near the school and I have a son who goes to that school and want to know if the school is reliable and good to enroll my child. Please I need information as soon as possible thank you very much.

  • (4 years ago)

    My one child was assaulted by six students at Ethan Allen in her classroom. My 2nd grader had a pocket knife held to his throat. I never received any notification from any administrators on either incident. There is a predominance of bullies and lack of responsibility by the adults.

  • (4 years ago)

    ethan allen is a greta school!teacher are great principal very lovebal and helpfull to the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    i have been in Ethan Allen likeee my whole life & i love it.i think that it is the best school ever.i learned so muchhh here and i would never change anything about it.well maybe there lunchs but other then that i love it.i really dont know where i would be without the help of the teachers there.some parent may think that this school is not the right one for there kid but you know what your kids are the ones missing out.i love it here!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful my son has learned a lot from his teacher Mr. L is a great guy and an awesome teacher!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not one of the best choices for parents to let their children go to there has been many fights and many students had to be removed etha allen students has no type of displine they are disrespectful and rude they're teachers don't do anything to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ethan allen is a wonderful school the teachers and staff are wonderful as well! out of the elementry schools my children went to ethan allen is the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    very poor quality of education too many bullies and there isnt really much the teachers can do because there are just too many students. there are no resources or extracurricular activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well i use to be a student in ethan allen..im currently going to be a sophmore in high school but when i was there everyday it felt bad i didn't feel like going to school because of the students and teachers all kids used to make fun and the teachers never cared. i just wanted to change schools already and get out of there haha i liked it more with out principal we had but then they changed the principal and things got different.... he seemed to want to change the school and make things right but the kids still wouldent change l.... even though now i got to lincoln hs thats supposed to be a 'worse' school i like it more then ethan allen .there's more understanding there between students

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in special education. He gets pulled out of the room for extra help but I feel the special ed and classroom teachers should work together in the classroom to help my son and others on work they are doing. Also my son comes home afraid of bullying and other kids threatening each other. I wish there was more discipline going on. help!

  • (6 years ago)

    i have been going to this school my whole life and everything has changed .The teachers can't even teach anymore .There is no bully pervention and the school is so dirty the students don't even use the trash can they use the floor.!

  • (6 years ago)

    Unclean enviroment poor teaching methods poor bully awareness and prevention poor effort to become better.

  • (6 years ago)

    as a former student of ethan allen(class of 2007!) this school is poor on discipline and academics. theres very few that are highly achieved but the majority of the kids are really undisciplined and low on academics. children seem to be running the school but theres very few teachers that actuallly care for the children to succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter used to attend Ethan Allen she was a student there from K-2. I finally was able to get her enrolled in a different school which I am happy to say I made the best decision. Ethan Allen has some really good teachers it ashame that they are so overwhelmed with children that are bused in from other communities. I think if the busing would stop then maybe our kids could have a chance. The school is very over crowded and the kids are the people who are greatly affected. These kids are our future the school district should do something to help these kids achieve.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ethan Allen has most certainly headed down hill quickly. The principal is a joke - Can we say 'Afraid of the Children?' The kids in the neighborhood are forced to go here unless we can afford the rising price of catholic schools. It is getting to the point where you cannot expect to attend this school and acquire an education! I hate knowing that children in the underclasses that are motivated to learn are at a severe disadvantage. Another reason the Thank the school district of Philadelphia and I am glad to see the Mayor is putting our tax dollars to good use!

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