Award Year: 2020

Ethan B. Allen Elementary School

16200 Bushard Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708-1505

(714) 663-6228

Dr. Andrew Heughins, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Garden Grove Unified

School Website


As Mountaineers we CLIMB! We have character and are life-long learners with integrity and motivation. We strive to be our best selves! We are proud to Climb as mountaineers!

Student Demographics
  • White: 4%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 77%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Ethan Allen Students Utilize Flexible Seating

Ethan Allen Students Utilize Flexible Seating

Ethan Allen is a high performing Title I school serving a population evenly split between gifted and talented students from throughout the district and children from our neighborhood. At Allen we have created an innovative program titled, Student-Focused Learning Environment that incorporates a rigorous academic program, activities to support the social-emotional needs of students, as well as a strong program to ground our students in the arts.

One of the key innovations driving our academic success has been the implementation of a flexible learning environment. Allowing students to create their own learning space has led to a dynamic environment where collaboration, communication, and critical thinking are at the forefront. English Language Learners make up a significant percentage of our population and we believe the increased opportunities to utilize language made possible by a flexible learning environment have greatly contributed to their acquisition of English language skills. Further supporting flexible learning is our Individualized Homework Policy which focuses students on areas of need and allows time for outside sports and arts activities.

We take great pride in meeting the social-emotional needs of our students through our weekly elective programs that offer classes in the visual and performing arts, as well as STEM activities. In addition, Allen provides extra-curricular opportunities to participate in Academic Pentathlon, Lunar New Year Festival, and our Disney Musicals in Schools productions.

Ethan Allen is a school that prepares all students to be successful and responsible citizens who contribute and thrive in a diverse society.