LOVE Lincoln! Great principal great teachers great enviornment as far as other kids and parents. From the start they recognized my daughter's needs and met them on both ends of the spectrum (she needed help with handwriting and yet was an advanced reader and received instruction from both the occupational therapist and the gifted teacher). The facilities are wonderful as well. I would highly recommend Lincoln to another parent as it has exceeded my high expectations.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school in Oak Park. The principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is Catherine Hamilton. 570 students attend Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 3% of the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 570 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 17% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is 16:1. The Childrens School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||17%||19%|
|Limited English proficiency||3%||2%|
Wonderful school. My daugher graduated from a primary montessori program and stared 1st grade at Lincoln. The teachers and staff are caring and supportive. The homework is appropriate. My daughter loves her teacher and looks forward to going to school ever day.
Strong art music PE & library programs. Concern re recent test scores is misplaced when consider both racial diversity here & the absurdity of certain No Child Left Behind requirements. Gifted teacher has hands full due to school size & would clearly prefer time to be more creative but still fits in some awesome projects (e.g. global Virtual Classroom for 5th graders). Most teachers do well meeting kids' needs at various levels. OP parents are opinionated & demanding yet the vast majority of Lincoln families love the school. 2 good options for after-school care for working parents. Principal has her teachers' backs (at times to a fault per some parents) & gives them respect & autonomy. Teacher morale is thus high & teachers have very strong bonds & good mentoring relationships. Do NOT move here w/ unrealistic hopes of Spanish fluency. Partial Span. immersion program has definite benefits but space is ltd (1 out of 4-5 classrooms per grade) & even then this is NOT full immersion & teachers still have to get through ALL the same curriculum in the same time as others)
I am a former student and all I can say is that I spent some of the best days of my childhood Up and Lincoln. I learned so much from the staff. The teachers are so nice loving caring and they are the kind of people that you can talk to about anything. I have no negative things to say. Any child who comes to Lincoln is in good hands and is super lucky to be in a place with such compassionate people. Enjoy your time at Lincoln because I will warn you that when you get to Brooks it is a WHOLE different story.
Children are cherished as individuals; parents are treated as partners. It is an environment in which learning is nurtured and every child is important.
Both of my children went their and they do a good job. It's UP at Lincoln.
The faculty staff and parents are absolutely outstanding at this school. The students are getting a wonderful enriching education.
great teachers and great parent involvement
The teachers are caring and the programs are great!
If you are aiming for average then this is a good school. Average discpline problems average (or slightly below) academic performance above average art & music. Seemingly 'progressive' 1st and 2nd grade options only bring all of the children down to the lowest common denominator. If you have a child with special needs or learning challenges this is an excellent school. If you have an above average child or one that needs advanced challenges this school fails miserably.
This school strives for every child to be the best. Which is great. But if your child is an average student they will really push him/her to get tested for learning disabilities.
The school is fine for average students. Lovely community however no school is perfect and this one does fine but still can't compare to private.
This school was great. The teachers and all faculty were very aware of everything going on and very involved. They have a great after school program. Many of the parents were also very involved. I was also satisfied with the academic quality that my child received.
Extraordinary parental participation and involvement coinciding with the fantastic staff administration and support personal has created the best learning atmosphere for my 10 year old daughter and hopefully for her siblings to follow. Just check school scheduling before making the move because they let out early on wednesdays for teacher prep days and in many cases your child may have to walk 5+ blocks to reach this school or the middle school there after. Being a stay at home mom or dad may be the answer if you could afford the high taxes. Good Luck