Allen TX offers a friendly community with exceptional schools, excellent city services and a nationally-recognized parks and recreation program. With four premier shopping destinations, an award-winning golf course, nearly 200 restaurants and our own 7,000-seat arena, Allen boasts something for everyone! ALLEN SCHOOLS: The Allen Independent School District serves the rapidly growing city of Allen, Texas, a suburban community located 23 miles north of Dallas. Student enrollment has more than doubled since 1989, bringing the current number of students to more than 20,780 in grades K-12. Students attend one of 18 elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman center and one high school. ALLEN TAX RATE INFORMATION: The City of Allen tax rate at 0.0232.