School Details

Lincoln Middle School

6432 16th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 795-2475
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1085 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

45%
45%
60%
46%
46%
57%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Berwyn North School District 98 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
42%
58%
52%
52%
59%
76%
76%
80%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Berwyn North School District 98 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
48%
60%
52%
52%
56%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Berwyn North School District 98 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Middle School is a public middle school in Berwyn. The principal of Lincoln Middle School is Mr. Mike Zarco. 1,085 children attend Lincoln Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Lincoln Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 1,085 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lincoln Middle School is 17:1. St Odilo School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Hispanic 77% 80%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Multiracial 0.09% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 87%
Limited English proficiency 5% 22%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 77%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lincoln Middle School is average. They don't give enough homework and they need to really have more challenging programs for advanced learners. My child used to be very motivated to learn. My child was also challenged a lot by teachers to do more in the past but since coming to Lincoln that has died a bit. I hope they are giving more challenging tasks to those students who excel. I also believe they should give more homework. My child got all A's and B's and barely had any home work all year! I think they should challenge the students more to do more and not just the minimum to pass.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school since Mr.Zarco took over. He keeps parents informed and i know that he loves the kids and would do anything for the. My daughter is ADD and has always struggled in school. Mr. Zarco talks to her not at her. So she really looks up to him and goes to him for anything. I think when teacher take time out to talk with the kids and push them to do their best. I feel a part of the school cause the principle cares enough to make changes that make u a part of the school....

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter was always a motivated learner she loved leraning good student good grades. Since she enter this school her grades are not as good as they use too. She has become lazy at studying and in her 3 years that she has been in this schoo l I have seen more reporcards than homework. I don't understand why the teachers are not giving out homework why is my child not being motivated to learn? Why do they have such an irresponsible teacher (Goldman) who cares more about being popular with the kids than actually teaching.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers here were amazing! I love Lincoln Class of '11 right here! They helped me through so much. They challenged me all throughout my three years at lincoln! Thankss! )

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated class of '09 and I'll admit I had my problems at Lincoln be it grades or behavior but all in all it was a beyond amazing school. I learned so much educationally and about myself. The teachers are great and so are the clubs. Class of '09 rules! Thank you and goodbye.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love going to school here! I always have a great day and learn a lot! My teachers are so cool and they are very good teachers! I love all the clubs and activities

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that school is a good school it'll make your kids want to do better in school! Well this school is a great school for your child to make good friends I have three Kayla Jessica & Janessa!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my teachers because they have so much knowledge to give us that we just take for granted! It is truly a school of excellence

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers in the school really care about the students. There are many barriers to communication and involving the community. The school does it's best and offers many opportunities for students both in and out of school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lincoln middle school is a great school they would say it is 1 of the best but they do need to work on the discipline and punishments for students and kick out all the gang members which are few.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school since 6th grade and to me it was an excellent school. Overall depending on the student's behavior the teacher's respect for students was well. This school is the best and I miss it...

  • (8 years ago)

    Lincoln Middle is a great school for students to attend. The only problem is they need more staircases because when you're walking to class they can get pretty crowded but other than that i think its a great place to send ur children . The teachers are great including Mrs. Crook Ms. Goldman Mrs.Burton Ms. Cline and many others.

  • (8 years ago)

    I sent my gold honor roll son to this school for the first time last year and was very dissapointed. They have a growing gang problem and continuing over crowding problem as well. The teachers have an overall very low regard for the students and treat many of them with little to no respect. The principle has many years of experience and is very professional. However she seems to back the teachers. The teachers seem to have a very low morale as do the students. This school needs a very serious overhaul.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the school's academic programs are doing great. I also think that there should be more extracurricular activities involving music and art. They should have a club where students can learn a musical instrument besides band. Sort of like a rock thing where they could learn the drums or guitar or something. I would love that. I think the sports teams are good enough. I dont think parents are invovled as much as they should be though. There needs to be MUCH more of that.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended Linclon Middle School for 7th grade. I was very unhappy with the lack of Academic programs offered. Linclon also needs to work on the growing gang problem within their school. The staff is unwilling to cooperate with parents so there is very little parent involvement. Overall Lincoln needs changes - chages that will better its students and not its staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    I just went back to Lincoln for the first time in 7 years. Graduated from Lincoln back in 1998. I must say that its still a great school. Very spacious and still has some great teachers there. Some teachers that were there when I was there are still there. Mr. Kwit is still there. He has been teaching for 25 years. Great teacher he is.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school was a great community of children and teachers when I attended in 1998-2001. I felt safe and I felt that the English dept. was the best out of all depts. I did have issues with the Math dept. however though in particular Mrs. Crook and Miss Jacobsma were lovely. As with many schools Lincoln is not perfect but I thoughroughly enjoyed my years at this school and felt that it was stong in most areas though some more funding would be nice.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best! Teachers really work with their students. It's a great place to learn!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is awesome it has helped me very much it also helped me be more active and communicate more. I also participate in many of the activites availble which is very good. So to wrap this all up this is a great school for 6-8th graders!

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