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Lincoln Elementary School

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Posted May 18, 2014

The teachers are wondeful in this school as well as the principal The definitely have it together and I appreciate all they do for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

Lincoln is an excellent school with many Board Certified teachers. The principal has a true passion and concern for not only every student in the school, but also the staff. All the teachers go above and beyond to make sure each of their students get the very best education possible. My child is challenged and encouraged to do her best everyday, in a very positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

I am a 6th year parent at this school and have had a great experience. I have read the other reviews and some are completely false, I have never seen teacher temps and the kids do not change class rooms unless they are in a higher grade split (2 grades in one class), then they may switch for math. The school is not meeting the grade because we have a high bilingual population. Our Spanish speakers take the tests in English, so sometimes it results in lower scores. The students that don't speak English are in separate class rooms learning English, so it has not had any negative impact on my children. We have had amazing teachers and score very high on the standardized testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

not sure about all the negative reviews, however, i totally understand not everyone can be pleased to the point of their satisfaction. our experience, as parents, who moved their child from an expensive private school to 2nd grade here, is absolutely the most positive. so far, we are extremely impressed with our child's teachers, the curriculum, the community and the great staff at school. not to mention, our daughter is getting the same level of education. and she loves it here at Lincoln!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

My son went here for four years and I have to say it was an average to below average experience. Though my son scored well above the school and state standards (so I do have them to thank for that), I (and he) were constantly made to feel he wasn't doing "good enough" due to being fidgety and needing to pay better attention. He's elementary age, DUH?! It got a bit frustrating after the years went on, especially when the school wasn't meeting state standards yet still had the nerve to make my son feel awful while being one of their better performing students. In the last year we were there, when my son told me the amount of friends he had on meds (psychiatric medication) to pay better attention, it boggled my mind (10 kids he was close to- I can't imagine how many this school has actually pushed onto this stuff). It was at that point I realized this place was obviously focusing more on making robots than actually bringing meaning to my son's education and life. We moved and are at a much better school these days. Maybe they would meet state standards if they didn't push the kids who ARE doing well out?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

This has been a disaster from day one! I hope parents read this and try to move out of this district. The teacher has managed to bring out the worst in my child. She has been complaining about every little thing since day one. I am sorry we ever started our child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

We are pulling out our kid, and I assume so will some other parents, because of failing grades (per the leave-no-child-behind rules) and district sitting on transfer requests submitted. Doing a class in a trailer not connected to main building (means kid getting wet in the rain or need-jackets in winter) is not a good aspect of a school - they were supposed to use these trailer only for music class etc. Teacher quality is also mixed - some classes run solely by temps and they teach no more than the most basic math and reading and do not regularly check home works. although we need to mention some teachers are still doing fabulous jobs in spite of all the odds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

3rd grades have to go thru 3 class rotation every day. This is great idea for older kids but surely not for 3rd graders ! This is causing just extra hassle and stress for the kids, am I going to be ready, am I late...questions like this in kids mind all the time! Also school lunch time is not well set up, kids eat they winter cloths on and food is not healthy, like fast food. We will seewhat kind of rating this school gets this year ...unfortunately I think it is going worst! We are planing to move just to get to the better school. Rotation must be nice for the teachers as they can only teach the subject they like the most, but should they think what is the best for the kids!? Please note! Principle changed this year. Several parents are saying the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

My child is in Kindergarden at Lincoln. We are very pleased with the teacher. My child is starting to read and write. Overall the school atmosphere is good. The administrative part of the school seems a bit disorganized . Registration was a lot of chaos, parents waiting for hours in the main hallway, which was disappointing when enrolling your first kid in the school. Some of our documents got lost and had to be resubmitted. But so far we are happy with how my child is progressing academically which was concern for us putting a child in the elgin school district.
—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.

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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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income39%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income39%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners24%
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%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income39%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners34%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Low income38%
Non-low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income64%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners52%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income57%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income36%
Non-low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners14%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income62%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income50%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners5%
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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46%
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28%
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Reading growth at this school

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 62% 24%
White 18% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. Mariann Alyea

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1650 Maureen Drive
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: (847) 289-6639

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