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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 570 students

 
 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 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.


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Both of my children went their and they do a good job. It's UP at Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The teachers are caring and the programs are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The faculty, staff, and parents are absolutely outstanding at this school. The students are getting a wonderful enriching education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

great teachers and great parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—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.

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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students66%
Female61%
Male72%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial69%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income46%
Not low income71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income58%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income24%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male77%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income41%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)60%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income77%
Not low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Students without disabilities96%
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 Students71%
Female62%
Male82%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income25%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income25%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
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

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26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
White 59% 51%
Black 16% 18%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 8% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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