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Lincoln Jr High School

Public | 6-8 | 523 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 25, 2010

The staff. Teachers and administrators are approachable and they work with parents to benefit the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

In regards to the last comments, how involved were you? My children received progress reports about every 4 weeks from all their teachers. I had to sign off on them stating I saw where my children were at. I have never had ANY problems communicating with my kids' teachers. The answer emails and return phone calls right away
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

The communication at this school is simply terribly. Our child was struggling and having some problems from the start of his last year. We weren't aware of this until after we received his first report card in November... Obviously this was very late. NW High School has up to date progress reports and communication tools that this school needs to adapt. In my son's 3 years though, they never did anything to improve this. I agree with the person who wrote that it's a waste of tax dollar money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

This school has a very bad communcation ... oh good luck if you want to talk to any staff members there... waste of tax dollar money... now i have to send my 2 other kids to private school..... it shows how much the vp cares when she cant take 2 minutes of her time to address a problem with my son!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

Lincoln Jr High is one of the best schools you can send your child. It has the whole package. Caring staff, safe environment, and all the fun that comes with middle school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 30, 2006

Lincoln JR. High school is a very good school. They have many fundraisers and extracurricular activities. Excellent teachers and staff too! Lincoln is a truly wonderful school in Skokie. I recommend to all! I now love going to school, ever since I was enrolled into District 69 in Skokie. Your kid will also love the school. Your kids will love the lunches, field trips, projects, sports, and clubs they offer. Trust me, I know first hand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2006

I don't see how
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Lincoln Jr. High has one of the best music programs in the state. Too bad the parents are not aware of this fact. The district should push this program more. The community should know about it,not just the students and their parents.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black32%
Asian75%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income41%
Non-low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male47%
Black32%
Asian78%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income41%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners11%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male49%
Black25%
Asian82%
Hispanic24%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income42%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male49%
Black38%
Asian80%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income45%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black46%
Asian93%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income60%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners45%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male49%
Black39%
Asian64%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income41%
Non-low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
Black45%
Asian73%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income57%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners7%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 38% 51%
Asian 28% 4%
Hispanic 18% 23%
Black 11% 18%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7839 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 676-3545

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