Allentown City School District is a public school district located in Allentown, PA. It has 16,611 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Allentown City School District Rankings
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Allentown City School District Reviews
As a graduate of William Allen High School, and a statistic featuring racial diversity, being a black young female, my experience with this school district was subpar. The children who are enrolled into a school in this district are failed by day one; these bright young individuals are given old, broken-down materials to study with. On occasion, brand new books are bought, but on average, books can be up to 10-20 years old before they are replaced. The teachers, who I sympathize with, are underpaid, and stretched too thin to accommodate for parents not taking enough initiative in their children's studies (parents are also underpaid, so it's a cycle of poverty and poor educational resources). In the high schools, fights break out almost every week, it is to the point that security walk the halls and city police are parked outside of the school every day. On the bright side, we have an amazing sports program, so yay!
ASD does not encourage family participation in students' academic & social endeavors; families need guidance in order to help their children starting in the primary years. The educators should not be doing that. GENERALLY, student body is careless, dirty, disrespectful, & self-serving with academic performance shockingly below state average. We would not send our children to ASD schools because the presence of & influence of the disgrace we see is too much for us to trust that our children would be safe & educated beyond elementary school level.
Allentown School District has its pros and cons but it is a great school to increase your learning abilities and experiences. I have had wonderful opportunities both academically and artistically with the arts program that we have. There are a few people who don't enjoy their jobs making it miserable for the other students but we deeply appreciate the teachers and staff who make this district enjoyable, safe, and a comfortable environment.