Most of the teachers are great, they have a good communication with students. "The more the teacher connects or communicates with his or her students, the more likely they will be able to help students learn at a high level and accomplish quickly." Unfortunately, some teachers at Lincoln don't really care...
There is a lot after school activities for kids, most of the teachers are amazing! Great school!!!
Hate to agree with a previous post but there are several teachers there who should do the students a favor and change careers. They seem to be there just counting down to retirement. Now not all of them are like that( Mr. Alms has to be mentioned for his enthusiasm and effectiveness with the students). As for activities, I would say average but nothing special. Coaches in some sports are exceptional. Coaches in other sports are well, let's just say the rec league VOLUNTEER coaches would out coach them. Too bad the district doesn't improve the building. For being Mount Prospect, this school is old and less than ideal. The lunchroom is an underground cave. The locker rooms are gross and the main gym is a joke. Schools in supposedly worse neighboring towns have way better buildings and technology. ( i.e. River Trails and Holmes). Overall, lower than expected for location but I guess it's better than most city schools.
I agree with other parents that is "Too many long-term, too-comfortable, ineffective teachers". Some of the teachers are awesome, but most seem like they are there for the above average paycheck.
I've had three children attend Lincoln and I can't feel more positive about their experience. They have been challenged academically and have learned so much. All have participated in honors courses, which many students are encouraged to do, sports (Mr. Schafer and Ms. Elzer are awesome coaches), and music. The staff, teachers, and administrators are very accessible and extremely dedicated.
I have two children that go there. One in an enrichment program and another regular student. The curriculum lacks challenges and does not develop the student. It substantially lacks in addressing core writing skills. There is no solid literature program. The science curriculum is weak. No comprehensive text book to form the basics of science is available. On the other hand, the math program, although different from most, is credible and the teachers who teach math do a good job. The enrichment program for weaker students is OUTSTANDING!! Social studies is also a weak program from a curriculum standpoint. The school needs to emphasize personal responsibly and less concern about social development. The kids are are there for an education which includes learning about being responsible and discipline. There are some good teachers, but most seem like they are there for the above average paycheck.
My daughter had a wonderful experience at Lincoln. Teachers used a team approach to provide a personal environment. She received the tools necessary for great success at Prospect High School, and college next year. They really are dedicated to our children and I feel fortunate to have such a wonderful school in our community!
I agree with the comments that the teachers are way to comfortable and ineffective. The team concept allows teachers to gang up on students rather than work through issues. The teaching method requires a great deal of homework, 3-4 hours a day. Any minor infraction results in a detention since its the only method they can find to encourage positive behavior. Its not really a positive environment for learning.
Lincoln Middle School has a wonderful program following with amazing teachers who are dedicated making a difference in the student's lives. Please support this great school!
Resting on their Laurels and playing favorites. The mixed reviews that I've read from other parents completely reflects the attitude at Lincoln. If your child happens to be a favorite of the teachers then you will have a great experience at Lincoln. If not, then your child is treated as a non-entity. All of my children have gone to Lincoln. Some with success but one who was not allowed to be successful. He is unfortunately not a favorite of the teachers. Too bad the school received accolades a couple of years ago as they haven't done anything to impress the population since then. Total lack of leadership and no consequences when blatant favoritism by the teachers keeps kids out of activities and from realizing their full potential.
1) Teachers & curriculum: Too many long-term, too-comfortable, ineffective teachers Science and social studies curricula, and the un-engaging ways they are taught, are pitiful at best, criminal at worst. What a complete turn-off to students during formative years of social and science awareness! 2) Principal leadership Administration is focused on "middle school model" and social needs, when they should be steadily bolstering academics and preparing students for the much more rigorous high school curriculum students will face. Especially for math, micro-focus on metrics seems to keep administration from seeing the forest for the trees, with the result of inappropriate challenge levels for too many students, especially the most talented who are chomping at the bit for more challenges. 3) Parental Involvement Administration and teachers especially all but slam the door in parents' faces. Volunteer opportunities are scarce and fairly meaningless. Teachers dish out lip service, not action, to concerned parents.
Lincoln Middle School is the best school because I attended jr. high there when I was growing up and my daughter is a current student there. The reason behind my vote is that my daughter is getting the same amazing education that I received which shows how consistent there level is education is. I had an amazing time there and have really great memories and she is having the same experience.
Excellent staff and administration. Have always gone above and beyond what I would expect for my student
The Special Education Extended Support team is excellent. A true collaboration in every respect. Outstanding!
The Extended Support special education team is outstanding. A true collaboration.
We re-located to this school district from another state about 11/2 years ago. I have 2 kids with IEP's. Right from the start I had meetings with the 'Team' at Lincoln to plan the daily and weekly schedule that would help my child with specific needs. I was very impressed with the effort, knowledge and kindness that each person on the team put into this plan for my child. I am very grateful for this program, and the people in it.
While Lincoln's Administration tries to help it's students succeed. The Special Ed teachers are bombarded with the District's lack of Special Education leadership. In general, the gen. ed teachers do not embrace accomodations or further themselves to read their students IEP, they would rather not have 'Special Ed' students in their classroom. District 57 does not look to qualify students for Special Ed, instead they poorly attempt umproven interventions. Do not look to this school to praise the good in your child, look for them to only call you when there is a problem.
As a teacher in another district and having my children attend this district I can truly say that they have wonderful early intervention strategies and programs that help children get on the right track while they are young. The special education program follows what is proven to work with children. The district uses push in as well as pull out to help children and allows them to meet their needs.
Special ed programs are terrible in this district. Self-contained programs are the preferred method of instruction over inclusion. District does not embrace all children.
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