Lincoln Elementary School

315 North Bonham Street, Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 833-2095

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 583 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Macomb Community Unit School District 185 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school in Adair. The principal of Lincoln Elementary School is Rose Platt. 583 students go to Lincoln Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.2% of the Lincoln Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 583 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 48% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary School is 14:1. Edison Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 79%
Multiracial 7% 5%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 43%
Limited English proficiency 0.2% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 48% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    There is no possible way this school could receive such a high score. My son attended for two years until I fortunately found a way to transfer him to a different school district and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for him. He used to hate going to school every day feared his teachers feared testing and seemed to always be criticized or bullied by others in his class. My son is very bright and enjoys being artistic. His teachers never spent the time to ensure he was learning and rushed everyone through their objectives. His new school has been a Godsend. He now enjoys being in school is making new friends and even aced his first spelling test without any fear. If you can do your very best to avoid Lincoln Elementary in Macomb IL.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school shows up as an 8/10 rating for me prior to my review. From this number this site has lost some credibility for me. I'd give it a 3/10 from the perspective of a parent who is highly involved in her child's education. And before I got any further I'll say that it is not entirely the fault of the school- it is the population of the area. The teachers seem nice and have great intentions but they just can't handle the card they have been dealt. Many children are way way WAY behind and have terrible behaviour and come to school with very little sleep. 1/3 of my daugthers classes were this way. This of course takes all of the teachers time and there is very little time for actual instruction. But if you have one of those neglected exhausted children I'm sure the school would be good for you because the teachers do try. Also I'll throw in a note about the curriculum being way too easy and also there are some quite nasty and strict recess and lunch time rules (like jonny accidentally dropped a wrapper under his seat so as punishment none of his class gets to have recess-- humiliating johnny).

  • (3 years ago)

    I recently left Macomb and it was in part because of the poor school system particularly one teacher that wanted to bully my child. Overall the years before that were great but this year was a very hard one for my child. I was very happy that I had a reason to leave the area because the damage that is being done to the children in that class is pretty bad. The teach was even using other students to bully certain children in the classroom. I found my child crying in the bathtub at night because she was afraid the teacher would get mad because the days reading didn't get finished. That is insane at eight years old I understand preparing them for Middle School but it should not result in the child fearing returning to school which is what I'm currently going through.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty and staff are very caring and work well with children from all walks of life. The teachers frequently go above and beyond to ensure the success of all students. The office staff is very welcoming. It is one of the friendliest schools my children have attended!

  • (4 years ago)

    We are moving from the area and one of the main reasons is because of the poor school system. The children are unruly and bully often. The teachers seem to care little about a solution to the problem. A child was told as he was having an asthma attack at lunch to "Go sit down and wait till lunch is over. Then go to the nurses." Another teacher had to be found to get the child the help they needed. The teachers will literally refuse to teach until the class calms themselves and this results in no art or music classes due to the children's lack of behavioral skills. I refuse to raise my child in this atmosphere and as a professional couple are glad we have the resources to move to a better environment If your children HAVE to go to school here...choose private.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended Lincoln Elementary as have my children. The teachers and staff are so caring and supportive not only to their students but with the parents as well.

  • (11 years ago)

    The attitude of the teachers and the staff has been one of co-operativeness. Their effort to protect and teach is commendable. This school deserves a high mark for excellence.

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