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Lincoln Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 841 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2012

Well if you want your children in sports and they're not wealthy or extremely great, don't look for them to make the team, or play at all!!! This school is super political!! I attended this school almost 20 years ago and it has not changed this policy!! I feel sorry for the great students who pour their heart and soul into a sport and have to sit by and watch the other students play, just because who they are, not by their talent!


Posted March 13, 2009

I'm currently finishing out my senior year at LCHS. I've been there all four years now and I've got to say that the school lacks greatly. I was in all accelerated classes yet very, very few teachers actually challenge the students. It's basically memorize 'this' and spit 'that' back out. They're too stubborn to change what they've been doing for years and they still don't realize how they teach is poor to student's learning. I've been to other schools throughout my high school years, by extracurriculars, and I really understood why LCHS is so far behind. Schools like SHS and Normal West are pushing their students and challenging them, whereas Lincoln doesn't. LCHS does have some good teachers and an o.k. student body. But for incoming students, I'd definitely look into other high schools, private or not, just somewhere better than LCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

I love this School. It is a very good one for your kids to go to. They have a lot of sports. Not all kids there are bad. (Some might do bad things but the teachers there try to help them change).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2005

I attended LCHS for all four years of high school and now I attend a state university. My first semester of college was extremely overwhelming. I felt totally unprepared for the level of work - even though I was in accelerated classes throughout high school and maintained high grades. In the areas of science and spanish I felt prepared, even compared to many of my suburban peers. However, the Saxon math books used at LCHS are horrible and I was not prepared in geometry. The high-level math teachers were good, but the low-level math teachers seemed to care as little as the students. Perhaps more problematic than the curriculum are the students. The students' behavior is more decadent every year. Not only are the test scores below the state average, but the teenage pregnancy rates and dropout rates are outrageous. I would suggest looking into a private high school, regardless of the cost.
—Submitted by a former student


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income45%
Non-low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income45%
Non-low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income34%
Non-low income54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE 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.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 51%
Black 3% 18%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr. Todd Poelker

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1000 Primm Road
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217) 732-4131

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