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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
William Allen High School is a public school located in Allentown, PA. It has 2,611 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
106 N 17th St
Allentown, PA 18104
Telephone
(484) 765-5001
Website

William Allen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1050
143 responses
Average ACT
25
21 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$37,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Basketball games, volleyball games, and musical
    20%
  • Pep ralley
    16%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Choir
    13%
  • Chorale
    11%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Marching Band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,611
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,104
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,403/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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William Allen High School has an incredibly bad reputation and despite the negative connotations associated with our name, we strive for greatness and the staff are very helpful. Allen is filled with resources and they're very good at keeping things moving even with such a large student body. The only downsides would be underfunding and the mediocre security. Those issues however, do not take away from how many opportunities we get. Im proud to be a canary.
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William Allen is a melting pot. The abundant amount of diversity encountered through the hallways at Allen provides one with a sense of belonging. Throughout my experience at William Allen, I have never felt insecure of my race or ethnicity, I was in an environment where I could truly be myself. Each teacher in William Allen taught with a unique sense, always making the lesson engaging and informative. The reputation we hold is not based entirely upon our student body actions but the stigmas other schools hold against us. In every High School there is going to be a group of students whom behave recklessly but such small percentage should not represent a school as a whole. My experience at William Allen is fantastic solely because of the initiative I took to separate myself from those who were not interestes in learning. I continuously demonstrate an eager passion for my education and my school, which is why the staff members always demonstrate in interest in me.
William Allen High School is a very diverse school with many opportunities at hand. There is a wide range of offered sports and activities, from chess club, and yearbook to Powder Puff games. The second you step into Allen you can tell there is school pride. Many of the teacher try their best to prepare their students for life after high school, with tutoring after school, and one-on-one help. Although the food is not gourmet nor five stars, the lunch ladies provide a welcoming environment into the café. Overall Allen is a great school, with the dedication of students, and teachers alike.