School Details

Abe Lincoln Elementary School

3545 South 61st Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 652-8889
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 947 students 25 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

42%
31%
55%
50%
30%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cicero School District 99 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
37%
60%
39%
30%
59%
81%
60%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cicero School District 99 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
34%
59%
40%
30%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cicero School District 99 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
39%
60%
40%
36%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cicero School District 99 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abe Lincoln Elementary School is a public middle school in Cicero. The principal of Abe Lincoln Elementary School is Mrs. Susan Kleinmeyer. 947 children attend Abe Lincoln Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Abe Lincoln Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 947 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Abe Lincoln Elementary School is 25:1. Freedom Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 95%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.03%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 84%
Limited English proficiency 25% 45%
Economically disadvantaged 72% 78%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children here and met enough teachers to say that most young teachers are not focus on our children. My two oldest kids got bullied in school and still do. One teacher this yr is not young but acts like it. I always have to talk to teachers and set up conferences with the Dean but she is always busy and so I have to meet with the assistant principal. I have called district99 but things only change for a month or so. To me it does not matter how nice and clean the school is because the most important is our children. I am looking forward to moving to a new house and transfering my children next school year. Another thing this school is very strict on attendance and their funding. Other than that they do a half job.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been attending Lincoln School since kindergarten and is now in 2nd grade. Most of the staff is friendly and some of the teachers are outstanding. The renovations and expansion to the building a few years ago has made the school a lovely place for children to learn. The principal and assistant principal are welcoming and open to listening to parents. One improvement I would love to see is more consistent and standardized communication systems between teachers and parents. Some teachers are great about sending weekly newsletters but this is not consistent across the school. I wish the school would take advantage of all of the technology that came with the building renovation and use those tools to find ways to keep parents informed about what children are learning in school. I've seen schools in our neighboring district use listservs class webpages and blogs to keep parents informed and I wish Lincoln would follow this example.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have children in this school. The Teachers have been helpful and willing to help the children suceed. My only compaint is that for being a state of the art school they do not offer anything new for the children. No after school sports no after school activities no music classes. They have the room and kids are willing to put in the time if they would offer it.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son completed the 1st grade and i am quiet disappointed with the teacher's and staff. They show favoritism and my son had his lunch taken away on a few occasions due to their mistake on payments. The curriculum was inconstant and they're overall grading system is not very helpful to see what you can catch your child up on. If you have to take your child here do lots of home teaching reading writing and math activities on your own with your child.

  • (9 years ago)

    My kid attended his first years of school to a catholic school. I wanted to keep him in this kind of academic environment since I always thought he will get the best education. His school closed last year and I decided to register him to a public school (Abe Lincoln) I have been very suprised to see that my child is doing great he loves the school and his teacher. I must say that Lincoln is a very good school. The Principal tries to get parents involved by providing a number of activities to participate with the children. My kind's teacher reinforces constantly the importance of reading and my kid now reads more than before.

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