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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 8, 2012

Lincoln seems to be a good place for many kids, with small classes and mostly competent teachers, but has been disappointing for us. There are no gifted services at Lincoln and the pull-out for reading and math in K through 4 at the maximum would average about an hour per week. Perhaps due to lack of gifted services there is a pervasive atmosphere of denial of giftedness and levels of giftedness. They claim "differentiation" in the classroom that in practice does not happen and ISATs are a very big deal here; formal preparation consumes a week and testing another week, but there is a lot of teaching to the format of the test. Generally I'd give it a "C" but most parents disagree and rate Lincoln higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

Currently, I have two children who attend this school. I cannot say enough great things about Lincoln. The teachers obviously love what they do and it shows in the stuctured yet creative teaching style. They are amazing at looking at each student and finding what works for their individual learning style. I have one more child that will start Kindergarten there and he is already looking forward to his first day just from his interactions with his siblings teachers,and the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

We've been disappointed in the lack of leadership from the principal. She is more interested in keeping kids and teachers "happy" then in setting standards of excellence and it really shows in the lackluster ISAT scores the school has been delivering. Our fourth grader's teacher has sworn in class, is far behind the curriculum and is not well prepared. From K-4 we only had 2 good teachers, the others are phoning it in. I wish I felt better about the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The teachers are wonderful, the staff is always friendly and helpful, and the parents are very involved. Lincoln is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

We have two children at Lincoln. Both children are gifted but have LDs, though only one requires special support. Lincoln is an excellent school that provides outstanding services for special needs. Lincoln lacks a gifted program, but many of the teachers are good at meeting individual needs & providing extra challenge. The facilities and equipment available to the students are phenomenal. Despite their learning differences, my children are thriving and excelling at school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)91%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female87%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)81%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)94%
Students without disabilities99%
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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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

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 76% 51%
Black 7% 18%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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511 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (708) 366-7340

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