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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 868 students

 
 

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Posted February 9, 2013

My daughter went to this school K-3 and I have to say it was an overall great school. The teachers seemed to be envolved and my daughter always enjoyed going. She did have an incident with being bullied in 1st grade but it was quickly resolved and taken care of by the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

We moved to the area recently and could not be more impressed with the school. Our child has some special needs and we felt the teachers, principals and social workers were very responsive. They immediately implemented some accomodations set up by our previous school, and then took the time to do a full evaluation, and recommend other ways they could help our child be successful. There was a wide spectrum of ways they can support without stigmatizing - they also adjusted that help regularly as our child's needs changed slightly with new material being presented in class. They also initiated a meeting in the spring with the middle school special ed teachers and social workers, to plan how best to transition. We would highly recommend Lincoln!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

My daughter has been attending this school for 3 years now. Her teachers are very dedicated. My daughter had been on the advance programs for 2 years but was saddened when it wasn't available for her and the rest of the kids who are advancing on math and reading last year. But, this year Lincoln will have it in place again and my daughter is so excited to know about this. The staff are wonderful and very friendly. I salute to this school on how they handle racial diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

My 2 sons attended Lincoln for 4 years before moving out of state this year. There are some truly dedicated and passionate staff members at this school; some are not as experienced as in other districts, but this is a plus as they are fresh and friendlier and more receptive to providing extra challenges or help when needed (not burned out). The differentiation within the classrooms is amazing, as the teachers nurture those who need extra help (& provide additional outside help when needed), yet provide challenging enrichment opportunities for those who are ahead. My 3rd grader is missing this aspect as he attends an extremely highly rated school now (10 of 10), yet he feels bored in class. Excellent music & art programs. The racial diversity is an excellent aspect as well- this provides unique opportunities for real life lessons of acceptance & respect. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

This school use to be a great elementary school, however with the new principal it is now an unfriendly place. My kids have felt the change as well. We are planning to change schools. Very sad because we use to love Lincoln!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

My children have been attending Lincoln for the past 3 years. This last year has been such a disappointment with the new principal in place. The atmosphere at the school has become quite unfriendly. My children are getting frustrated with the lack of enthusiasm from the administration and teaching staff. It appears that the staff are lazy when it comes to providing discipline to those children who are not following the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

We love Lincoln Elementary! I have 3 children in this school and the education they are receiving is stellar. We have had 5 different teachers over the years and all of them were wonderful. My children enjoy going to school every day and love their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

I really like this school. My son attended 1st and 2nd grade here. The teachers are very involved in their learning but the class sizes are around 30 kids per class right now. Both teachers have given us weekly newsletters to keep parents involved. My son enjoys going to school here. They still have art, music, and gym. I believe there are extracurricular activities, like a science club and reading program but we haven't participated in them. There is also before and after school child care provided by the YMCA. I highly recommend this school!
—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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students79%
Female75%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income65%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income61%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income43%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)45%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Low income52%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income91%
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)75%
Students without disabilities98%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black50%
Asian90%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Low income64%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian90%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities81%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 64% 51%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Plainfield, IL 60544
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