William Allen High School

Public 9-12

 106 N 17th St
       Allentown, PA  18104-5692


 (484) 765-5001

District: Allentown City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
594th of 673 Pennsylvania High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.4
Number of students:  2,912

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
70.5%
African American:
17.9%
White:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, November 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, William Allen High School ranked worse than 88.3% of high schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.33. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70.5%), African American (17.9%), White (9.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 78.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Allen High School is 21.4. (See more...)
Compare William Allen High School employs 136 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

William Allen High School:

SchoolDigger ranks William Allen High School 594th of 673 Pennsylvania public high schools. (See William Allen High School in the ranking list.)

Allentown City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allentown City School District 530th of 603 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William Allen High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 16.63 509th 583 12.7%
2004 10.80 530th 590 10.2%
2005 10.13 541st 593 8.8%
2006 11.91 553rd 604 8.4%
2007 12.85 555th 615 9.8%
2008 17.52 554th 621 10.8%
2009 19.23 555th 632 12.2%
2010 19.12 576th 649 11.2%
2011 12.24 600th 660 9.1%
2012 7.84 608th 664 8.4%
2013 5.61 544th 591 8.0%
2014 3.34 546th 580 5.9%
2015 9.29 599th 680 11.9%
2016 5.96 610th 677 9.9%
2017 8.21 590th 663 11.0%
2018 9.33 594th 673 11.7%

Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a student
Monday, March 11, 2013

Open Quote Pitiful school. The students are horrible, half the teachers don't care about their students, the building is filthy. The only way you could POSSIBLY succeed at this school is to be in the 'advanced' classes. The students in those classes are the only ones who aren't getting handed 2nd grade work, and actually CARE about succeeding on their own later on in life. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a citizen on FaceBook)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Open Quote I am writing this as a proud graduate of William Allen High School. I am a graduate of the class of 58.
I happened to drive by the school today and was very surprised to not see the US flag flying at half staff, in respect for the death of Dr. Jack McHugh.
His obituary made the front page of the Morning Call! Don't you think his having been a principal of the high school and an active community leader deserved recognition? I do, it is not too late, he could still be honored for the remainder of this week.

Nancy E. Boyer Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Open Quote The opportunities at Allen are amazing!! There are more electives, sports, and activities at Allen than any other school in the area - including Parkland. There are also more Honors, AP, and Gifted courses available. Every year Allen has students that go on to the very best colleges and universities, including the ivy league. Sometimes Allen gets a bad reputation, but it is undeserved. Close Quote


Enrollment information for William Allen High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2037 193 65 318 1 n/a n/a 0 2604
1989 1834 180 63 328 2 n/a n/a 0 2407
1990 1706 190 77 366 4 n/a n/a 0 2343
1991 1598 185 69 405 5 n/a n/a 0 2262
1992 1470 190 77 440 2 n/a n/a 0 2179
1993 1468 202 88 550 2 n/a n/a 0 2310
1994 1415 221 82 580 2 n/a n/a 0 2300
1995 1301 264 74 680 0 n/a n/a 0 2319
1996 1301 264 74 680 0 n/a n/a 0 2319
1997 1328 272 70 707 0 n/a n/a 0 2377
1998 1276 280 71 823 1 n/a n/a 0 2451
1999 1271 320 65 890 2 n/a n/a 0 2548
2000 1229 347 70 998 2 n/a n/a 0 2646
2001 1145 391 60 1042 5 n/a n/a 0 2643
2002 1155 501 52 1357 7 n/a n/a 0 3072
2003 1155 501 52 1357 7 n/a n/a 0 3072
2004 1154 557 47 1514 5 n/a n/a 0 3277
2005 1107 659 49 1640 5 n/a n/a 0 3460
2006 1044 680 55 1793 5 n/a n/a 0 3577
2007 969 713 50 1972 1 n/a n/a 0 3705
2008 864 679 49 1944 3 n/a n/a 0 3539
2009 768 692 37 1977 6 n/a n/a 0 3480
2010 629 635 42 1811 7 n/a n/a 0 3124
2011 528 593 48 1746 7 0 1 0 2923
2012 446 553 59 1772 7 0 5 0 2842
2013 395 509 55 1624 6 1 5 0 2595
2014 344 480 50 1669 5 1 7 0 2556
2015 317 498 51 1654 7 1 8 0 2536
2016 293 491 44 1770 5 0 8 0 2611
2017 282 522 41 2052 9 0 6 0 2912

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at William Allen High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2604 170.2 15.2 n/a
1989 2407 162.6 14.8 n/a
1990 2343 154.6 15.1 0.0
1991 2262 150.3 15.0 n/a
1992 2179 136.3 15.9 n/a
1993 2310 116.0 19.9 n/a
1994 2300 113.0 20.4 n/a
1995 2319 113.0 20.5 n/a
1996 2319 113.0 20.5 n/a
1997 2377 107.6 22.1 n/a
1998 2451 109.0 22.5 n/a
1999 2548 111.0 23.0 n/a
2000 2646 120.0 22.1 44.9
2001 2643 121.0 21.8 68.4
2002 3072 139.3 22.1 48.2
2003 3072 139.3 22.1 48.2
2004 3277 141.6 23.1 36.5
2005 3460 156.0 22.2 42.8
2006 3577 168.8 21.2 59.3
2007 3705 163.8 22.6 61.0
2008 3539 165.5 21.4 64.1
2009 3480 206.4 16.9 67.6
2010 3124 209.4 14.9 62.2
2011 2923 200.1 14.6 80.7
2012 2842 86.5 32.8 69.5
2013 2595 160.0 16.2 83.7
2014 2556 134.5 19.0 84.9
2015 2536 124.0 20.4 72.0
2016 2611 132.0 19.7 69.6
2017 2912 136.0 21.4 78.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio William Allen High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2604 170.2 15.2 n/a
1989 2407 162.6 14.8 n/a
1990 2343 154.6 15.1 0.0
1991 2262 150.3 15.0 n/a
1992 2179 136.3 15.9 n/a
1993 2310 116.0 19.9 n/a
1994 2300 113.0 20.4 n/a
1995 2319 113.0 20.5 n/a
1996 2319 113.0 20.5 n/a
1997 2377 107.6 22.1 n/a
1998 2451 109.0 22.5 n/a
1999 2548 111.0 23.0 n/a
2000 2646 120.0 22.1 44.9
2001 2643 121.0 21.8 68.4
2002 3072 139.3 22.1 48.2
2003 3072 139.3 22.1 48.2
2004 3277 141.6 23.1 36.5
2005 3460 156.0 22.2 42.8
2006 3577 168.8 21.2 59.3
2007 3705 163.8 22.6 61.0
2008 3539 165.5 21.4 64.1
2009 3480 206.4 16.9 67.6
2010 3124 209.4 14.9 62.2
2011 2923 200.1 14.6 80.7
2012 2842 86.5 32.8 69.5
2013 2595 160.0 16.2 83.7
2014 2556 134.5 19.0 84.9
2015 2536 124.0 20.4 72.0
2016 2611 132.0 19.7 69.6
2017 2912 136.0 21.4 78.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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