4201 Buckeye Road
Madison, WI 53716
Fax: (608) 204-0364
Frank Allis Elementary website
Our mission is to assure that every student has the knowledge and skills needed for academic achievement and a successful life. Frank Allis, in 2003, become a Title 1 Schoolwide School Based on the results of our Title 1 Needs Assessment. We knew that there was a need to change our focus from teaching to learning. We had systems and structures in place such as Action Teams, Cadre Meetings, and District Framework Teams. During the same time Frank Allis was awarded the Comprehensive School Reform Grant which afforded us the funds that we needed to support and foster our collaboration throughout the Frank Allis school community. We have also become a Professional Learning School. We adhere to three professional learning school questions to drive our teaching:
What do we want children to learn?
How do we know they are learning it?
What do we do when they do not learn it?
Located on Madison’s far east side, Frank Allis serves a vibrant and diverse student population. Allis’ school community is committed to developing and sustaining a school environment which encourages individuality and responsibility, celebrates diversity, fosters a desire to learn, and supports every community member to discover and strengthen their skills, talents, and abilities so that each is prepared to be a productive participant in our changing global society.
Our kindergarten through grade 3 classes average 15 students. The SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) grant from the State keeps kindergarten through third grade classes at 15 or fewer students. Grades 4-5 average 25. Our current enrollment is 380 students.
Over the past three years, Allis Elementary School test scores have shown an upward trend. In 2003-04, 79% of our third grade students scored Advanced or Proficient on the Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test. 80% of our fourth graders scored Advanced or Proficient on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. Our students continue to improve in all categories.