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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2009

Lincoln Elementary teacher in my opinion are the best. They always show they care to each one of their students. The support staff is friendly and always help. The new principle this year has been great. She shows the student she cares and she even know the children by their first name. How many other principles know their students name? Lincoln staff thank you so muh for help my son's lean to their full capability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2009

the teacher work great with the parents and the principal is involved with the students and theiur familes...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Quality of academics is normal but i don't think they promote parents or motivate children to do music or things like that. Otherwise we would of got a phone call to do so if the teachers see potential. Not wait till its too late. Parent involvement is a joke. Just as it sounds parent not parents then again a lot of children here come from only one parent. Those who have joint parents but live in seperate house holds. They do not encourage unity of both parents in the childrens lives through there schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female42%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income20%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income33%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners5%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income40%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female67%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Low income47%
Non-low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income67%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)77%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners56%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female63%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Low income68%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income43%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 24%
White 46% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Beth Marchini

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