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Lincoln Elementary School

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Posted April 14, 2014

this school teaches my children what proper English they should use and why. they have learned so much from here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2014

I have two children attending this school, and I am very pleased with it. They have plenty of programs for the children. The faculty so far has been excellent, has had no issues so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

This school is mediocre, if you live in the district I guess you have no choice but to have your child/ren attend. the administration doesn't have a clue, and if your child happens to be one that gets bullied, good luck! They have no support for your child at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

I am surprised to read all these reviews that are so low. I have two children that attend Lincoln, and I believe there are plenty of activities. The special ed department is better than you realize, and the teachers actually CARE about these kids. No, not a a lot of money, but the neighborhood doesn't have much either. Sounds like there is not pleasing some people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I had three children to attend Lincoln from 04-06, I was not satisfied with the testing procedures or the Special Needs programs they offered, they need to step it up academically and get some staff that is ready and willling to deal with new and different generations. I am going to send 2 of my children back because the school is in the district. They need to offer more after school act. & transportation. they just need a more patient staff who really wants to deal with children & parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I have two children that are attending Lincoln Elementary. I believe that there needs to be more afterschool activities for children in all grades not just a selection. The Special Ed, Speech, program failed to accomodate my son this school year (2006-2007) and I am awaiting the new year to see how they asssist my child. Overall the school is exceptional but has plenty of room for improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

I agree that the whole district needs to step up it's academic performance. I admit that they have improved slightly, but they still need a lot of work. Also, they should provide more resources for parents with children who have academic performance disabilities such as ADHD. There are really no guidelines in place that can help parents cope with and resolve this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

The school needs to work on the academics more. On a scale of 1- 10 we are a 2 .This school is on academic probation ,because of the test scores need to come up more .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

I believe this could be a great school if the communication is better between the faculty and the parents. It doesn't provide any activities for the children. Now they want to discontinue bus service for small children!
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students34%
Female42%
Male27%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners28%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners40%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income39%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male29%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female62%
Male52%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners29%
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners0%
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 Students25%
Female30%
Male19%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income24%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students33%
Female45%
Male21%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners8%
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 Students30%
Female34%
Male26%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Non-low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
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

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low income19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female43%
Male29%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Non-low income38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners16%
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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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
Black 62% 18%
Hispanic 34% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Douglas Higgins

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410 157th Street
Calumet City, IL 60409
Phone: (708) 862-6620

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