Allen Independent School District, which has consecutively received the highest accountability ranking for several years, primarily serves the city of Allen, Texas. Since 1989, the district has more than doubled, which brings the current enrollment to more than 20,000 students. As student enrollment increases, the district maintains its student-to-teacher ratio by continuously hiring new staff and transferring some of its students to “sister” campuses whenever necessary, ensuring that every student gets the attention and education they need to succeed beyond high school. Therefore, aside from a great education for your child, Allen ISD offers many employment opportunities to those in the area.
In addition to Allen, AISD serves portions of Plano, McKinney, and Parker. In 2014, the district scored a 93 in Student Achievement on the Accountability Summary given by the Texas Education Agency. That same year, more than 60 students were awarded by the TEA with a total of $56,000 in scholarships. In 2011, the district opened the doors of the Allen ISD Performing Arts Center, a 1,500 seat performance venue with a main floor and balcony, a state-of-the-art lighting system, a culinary arts restaurant, and an art gallery.
Allen Independent School District is made up of a total of 23 campuses, including 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, the Lowery Freshman Center, Allen High School, and the Dillard Special Achievement Center. The middle schools in the district are the Walter & Lois Curtis Middle School, Thomas Ereckson Middle School, and Pete Ford Middle School. According to state standards, 95% of Ford’s students are testing proficient in math and reading.
Below is a list of the primary schools in the district:
Allen High School used to serve pre-graduates from Lovejoy Independent School District, until 2006 when the district built and opened Lovejoy High School. Allen H.S. is home to the 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium, a $60 million football stadium that opened in 2012. Two years later, the stadium closed due to unsafe cracks in the foundation. It opened back up in 2015, after the damaged was repaired and passed inspection. It is the 5th largest high school stadium in the state, but the largest designed for the use of only one team.
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