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About This School

Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Bruno. The principal of Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School is Kathleen Cosgriff and can be contacted at 357 students attend Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School and are mostly Pacific Islander, Filipino, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 52% of the Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 357 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School is 19:1. El Crystal Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Pacific Islander 9% 8%
Filipino 8% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 8% 2626%
Hispanic 64% 41%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 27%
Asian 10% 9%
Unspecified 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 32%
Limited English proficiency 52% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Allen school es una escuela maravillosa! La principal siempre esta al pendiente de todo. Ella esta dispuesta a escuchar y ayudar en lo que pueda. Muestra interes en la educacion como tambien en los valores y principios de los ni os. Me encanta en la manera que promueven la lectura. Mis hijos no sabian hablar ingles y en 1mes ya eran bilingues. El progreso fue muy notable no solo en el idioma sino tambien en matem ticas y lectura. Es muy notable el interes que tienen las maestras en el desarrollo integral de los ni os. La escuela es organizada y limpia. Por ultimo debo decir que muchos padres estan involucrados en las actividades de la escuela.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student of Allen Elementary. I attended K-4th grade and was truly sad when I had to move. The teachers were caring and displayed great leadership. There was always a great sense of community between staff and parents. I am now 24 and a first year teacher myself (sadly in a different state) however I still hold fond memories of the activities and sense of community experienced and try to incorporate the love of learning into all my students just as it was instilled in me at Allen.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with our principal. Bullying should be taken seriously. I hope you can resolve your concerns with her and perhaps any parents and/or teachers that share your thoughts. You can always set up a meeting with the school district if you feel you need to go above and beyond. I love our school and it's not often that we hear of anything like this going on.

  • (6 years ago)

    Every teacher knows their students and they really care about them. From the principal to the teachers everyone is approachable. It feels like you've known them for a long time. I feel safe that my kids are in Allen School

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal is very approachable and open for suggestions and comments. She is also concern about students grades and behavior most especially in STAR test. 2nd and 5th Grade teachers I would say that they are very dedicated to their work and very concern to their students. Most of the teachers and employee's are friendly. The PTA Assoc. is well organized with their projects for the improvement of the school. The school offers after school activities for kids development. Parents are cooperative.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attended Allen School since kindergarten. The principal is also a very caring individual and is more than willing to work with the parents to solve any issue(s). They truly have the absolute best teachers and staff. We will miss everybody greatly!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school my kid is 23 years old rigt now and is in college but she went to allen and she became a very smart girl she leard really fast.My 11 year old is about to graduate and got same teachers as my 23 year old daugter.Teachers are so nice there. they tech basics like math Social Studies Language Arts and PE.For english starters there are special programs I am telling you this is a great school. All parents should take there kids to Allen School.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the curriculum that has been provided to my daughter so far. We have been lucky in that we have had great teachers who truly seem to care about the kids and their learning experience. It is instrumental these days that parents get involved to better this school's availability of programs. We need to see much more involvement here to get to that level. Only a small core group seems to really care so Allen parents speak up and get more involved! It really makes a difference and your kids will notice. We need more programs to help enhance the learning experience here.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the curriculum here at Allen. My son's interest in learning is constantly being refreshed everyday he attends. The school's approach on bullying is excellent as well as their dedication to educating future leaders. Parent involvement is never shorthanded here and that is a big plus for our kids today.

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