Allen ISDPublic Schools
District Name: Allen Independent School District
District Size & Class Sizes: 20,500 students. Kindergarten (20.3); grade 1 (19.7); grade 2 (18.5); grade 3 (18.4); grade 4 (19.3); grade 5 (23.0); grade 6 (25.4); secondary schools: English/LA (19.5); foreign language (21.9); mathematics (21.5); science (21.8); and social studies (22.5).
Grade Level Alignment: Elementary, K-6; middle school, 7-8; freshman center, 9; high school, 10-12
Distinguishing Characteristics: Nationally recognized high school; academic excellence demonstrated through standardized testing (Advanced Placement and IB exams); modern facilities for all students; state-of-the-art technology in all classrooms and resource areas.
Specializations and Program Offerings: CTE, special education, dual-credit classes through Collin College, AP, GT, and International Baccalaureate.
Extracurricular: Allen ISD offers more than 200 extracurricular and co-curricular activities at its three middle schools, one freshman center, and one high school.
Safety and Security: Working with local law enforcement and security consultants, Allen ISD has developed a comprehensive safety and security plan. The district has school resource officers from the Allen Police Department assigned to all secondary schools and shared among elementary campuses. More than 1,000 security cameras, buzz-in entry systems, and other technology features help protect students during the school day. The district also has a director of security to oversee the implementation of the plan and work with law enforcement when necessary.
M&O/I&S Tax Rates and Last Bond Passage: $1.64 total tax rate (M&O $1.16 + I&S .48); 2009 bond election: $119.4 million (64% in favor)
Average Home Value in District: $199,600
Selling Points: Neighborhood elementary schools; excellent partnership with the city of Allen for parks and facilities; financially stable school district with strong support from the community through bond and TRE elections; comprehensive academic programs for core subjects and career-tech opportunities; national and state recognized athletic programs, including state championships in wrestling (five times), women’s golf (four times), and football (three times).
Philosophy: Allen ISD cultivates innovation in education, empowering every learner to realize his or her full potential.