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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Allentown City School District is a public school district located in Allentown, PA. It has 16,011 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
About Allentown City School District...
Address
31 S Penn Street
Allentown, PA 18105
Telephone
(484) 765-4000
Website

Allentown City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1040
243 responses
Average ACT
23
27 responses
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,011
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,104
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$272,977,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,403/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Allentown City School District Reviews

28 reviews
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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!
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The Allentown City School District has proved to be a substantial segue into the next stage of my life: attending college. The experiences I had at this district that allowed me to prepare myself for college are rigorous academic courses, opportunities to shadow professionals at my intended major, clubs and activities, and volunteer work to name a few. With this support offered by students and staff alike, the Allentown City School District is a safe and enjoyable area where students are able to meet new people, or friends, and grow alongside each other as each each pave their own road towards the journey of their successes.
My experiences at Allentown City include diversity, independence, and togetherness. A lot of people have different unique qualities that they will benefit from, however, those same people are not afraid to go outside of themselves in order to help others out as well. The diversity and independence really makes this city unique