88 out of 10GreatSchools

Lincoln Elementary School

Chicago, IL
  • Public
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  • Grades K-8
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  • Enrollment: 897


Lincoln Elementary School
615 West Kemper Place
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5720
Lincoln Elementary School is located in Chicago, IL and serves grades K-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews32 Reviews

I should have listened to those before me who strongly advised that I NOT send my child(ren) to Lincoln.Hope to be out of there soon.
I agree 100% with the post from July 21. It's easy to test high when your parents are educated and hire tutors at all age levels for their kids.. The entitlement attitude is everywhere and this school is no longer what it was when it was great. Lincoln depends on families to fund $700k in additional resources (i.e., teachers, supplies, technology, etc.). It's not the school, it's the parents... and we are all pretty tired of it. Go private. go somewhere else. You will be happy you did. Mark was great in the day. He's about to retire and no longer cares. It was a nice run but well in the past now. Look elsewhere. You'll be happy if you do.
Given the fact that most parents in this district are college educated and very invested in their children's success, the test scores are good. However, the kids tend to be entitled and express very little intellectual curiosity--getting into selective enrollment is something that is bought with thousands of dollars of outside test prep, not a result of Lincoln itself or a passion for learning. The principal and vice-principal are both extremely unapproachable (the vp often expresses out-of-proportion rage at the kids, screaming about the weirdest little things) and do not create a welcoming environment or a sense of community. The parents who run things are often the worst kind of stereotypical entitled Lincoln Park people, and they try to box out people who aren't in their cliques from participating. Your child will get a decent education for a cps neighborhood school, but it's not a nice community. Seems similar to North Shore parents and kids, not city families.
I rated "bad" but only due to the high expectations from friends in the neighborhood. Lincoln is a good school (by CPS standards); as a result of smart kids, of wealthy parents, all sending their kids to the same school. You'll be fine attending, but honestly go private if you can afford it. Lincoln is so limited in cultural learning, sports, and extracurricular activities. There's simply no comparison to the facilities a private school can offer. Lincoln was great as a smaller school, with a neighborhood full of families doing everything they possibly could to make it a success. Today we have a group of pretentious parents pretending this is anything other than a public neighborhood school. Time for a reset across the board. We need a new principal and parent fundraising group to remind the neighborhood what Lincoln truly stands for. Let's reset and get back to the basics.
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