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Oak Park, IL
Students enrolled: 570

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1111 South Grove Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

(708) 524-3110
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April 10, 2015
Excellent school. Teachers & staff pay close attention to the students needs. My daughter is an accelerated reader and writer and her teacher has accommodated her needs.

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April 16, 2012
LOVE Lincoln! Great principal, great teachers, great enviornment as far as other kids and parents. From the start they recognized my daughter's needs and met them on both ends of the spectrum (she needed help with handwriting and yet was an advanced reader and received instruction from both the occupational therapist and the gifted teacher). The facilities are wonderful as well. I would highly recommend Lincoln to another parent as it has exceeded my high expectations.

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February 27, 2012
Disappointing in many ways. We had high hopes for LIncoln but pulled our children out after a few years. They learned more science and social studies in the first month of private school than they did in several years at Lincoln. The principal is so focused on test scores that nothing is taught except the math and language that will be on tests. I was also really disappointed in the general quality of teachers. One of our teachers actually swore at kids in the classroom - which the principal tried to cover up. The art and music programs were fantastic though.

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March 12, 2011
Wonderful school. My daugher graduated from a primary montessori program and stared 1st grade at Lincoln. The teachers and staff are caring and supportive. The homework is appropriate. My daughter loves her teacher and looks forward to going to school ever day.

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February 18, 2011
Strong art, music, PE & library programs. Concern re recent test scores is misplaced when consider both racial diversity here & the absurdity of certain No Child Left Behind requirements. Gifted teacher has hands full due to school size & would clearly prefer time to be more creative but still fits in some awesome projects (e.g. global Virtual Classroom for 5th graders). Most teachers do well meeting kids' needs at various levels. OP parents are opinionated & demanding, yet the vast majority of Lincoln families love the school. 2 good options for after-school care for working parents. Principal has her teachers' backs (at times to a fault, per some parents) & gives them respect & autonomy. Teacher morale is thus high & teachers have very strong bonds & good mentoring relationships. Do NOT move here w/ unrealistic hopes of Spanish fluency. Partial Span. immersion program has definite benefits, but space is ltd (1 out of 4-5 classrooms per grade) & even then, this is NOT full immersion, & teachers still have to get through ALL the same curriculum in the same time as others)

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June 07, 2010
I am a former student and all I can say is that I spent some of the best days of my childhood Up and Lincoln. I learned so much from the staff. The teachers are so nice, loving, caring, and they are the kind of people that you can talk to about anything. I have no negative things to say. Any child who comes to Lincoln is in good hands and is super lucky to be in a place with such compassionate people. Enjoy your time at Lincoln because I will warn you that when you get to Brooks, it is a WHOLE different story.

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April 19, 2010
Children are cherished as individuals; parents are treated as partners. It is an environment in which learning is nurtured and every child is important.

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October 03, 2009
Both of my children went their and they do a good job. It's UP at Lincoln.

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September 19, 2009
The teachers are caring and the programs are great!

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September 19, 2009
The faculty, staff, and parents are absolutely outstanding at this school. The students are getting a wonderful enriching education.

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September 19, 2009
great teachers and great parent involvement

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August 28, 2009
If you are aiming for average, then this is a good school. Average discpline problems, average (or slightly below) academic performance, above average art & music. Seemingly 'progressive' 1st and 2nd grade options only bring all of the children down to the lowest common denominator. If you have a child with special needs or learning challenges, this is an excellent school. If you have an above average child or one that needs advanced challenges, this school fails miserably.

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February 14, 2008
This school strives for every child to be the best. Which is great. But if your child is an average student, they will really push him/her to get tested for learning disabilities.

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February 12, 2008
The school is fine for average students. Lovely community, however no school is perfect and this one does fine but still can't compare to private.

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August 29, 2005
This school was great. The teachers and all faculty were very aware of everything going on and very involved. They have a great after school program. Many of the parents were also very involved. I was also satisfied with the academic quality that my child received.

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February 10, 2005
Extraordinary parental participation and involvement coinciding with the fantastic staff,administration and support personal has created the best learning atmosphere for my 10 year old daughter and hopefully for her siblings to follow. Just check school scheduling before making the move because they let out early on wednesdays for teacher prep days and in many cases your child may have to walk 5+ blocks to reach this school or the middle school there after. Being a stay at home mom or dad may be the answer if you could afford the high taxes. Good Luck

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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
1111 South Grove Avenue, Oak Park, IL  60304
(708) 524-3110
Last modified Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top