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Lincoln Magnet School

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Posted July 3, 2012

I'm a student at LMS and this is a wonderful school. The teachers are great they acknowledge the student's ideas and thoughts. The academic ways of learning are great. It's a friendly school/ neighborhood welcoming anyone wanting to learn and explore technology. Lincoln is a wonderful school.


Posted October 19, 2009

The school is excellent. THe teachers are angels sent from above. My son and daughter are just so smart because of the teachers there. My kids just love the Lincoln Magnet School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

This is the best middle school in Springfield and one of the best in the state. It regularly is the top school in the city in regards to ISAT scores and also is consistently well above state average scores on the ISAT. It has a small population (320-350) which allows the staff to get to know the students on a much more personal level. This may be more difficult for the much larger middle schools in town that have anywhere from 700-800 students. Lincoln prepares students to be highly successful when they move on to high school. Several former students have returned to visit and comment on how easy high school is compared to Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

It is a wonderful school. Yeah it may be a 'Smarty Pants School' but just think when your kids go to get a job or go to college they will look at their school grades and they will see what school they went to and if they see Lincoln magnet school they will really like that and hire you kid(s) or let them get into that college that they want. Lincoln gives kids the chance to work with technology and hands on stuff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2005

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our eighth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. Its outstanding music program dramatically deteriorated while my child was here, so that it is at best mediocre currently. The special advanced algebra class for 8th grade was cancelled just before he reached 8th grade, and the caliber of most of his English teachers has been shockingly poor. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages. I can recommend it only in contrast to most of the other public schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

'This School is amazing I mean the teacher and staff are at the top of thei game good job guys.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2004

My daughter is in her third year at Lincoln Magnet and I would recommed this school to every parent out there. Yes, there is a lottery to be accepted into the school, but I encourage every parent that has a child in the 5th grade now to get an application filled out and get it to the school. The staff, teachers, and counselors are amazing! My daughter is also in the gifted program and I know she is being challenged to her full potential. Not only is the curriculum outstanding, the clubs and athletic groups are fantastic! This is definitely an A+ 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.

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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income81%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income74%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male74%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income72%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income94%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income83%
Non-low income87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income90%
Non-low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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%
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

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 21% 18%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 525-3236

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