Lincoln Community High School
Awarded Bronze Medal
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[July 26, 2017]
- The Board of Education of Lincoln Community High School is proud
to announce the school district has been awarded a Bronze Medal by
U.S. News & World Report and has made the list of Best High Schools
in Illinois. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be
awarded a national gold, silver, or bronze medal. Schools are ranked
based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they
prepare students for college.
To graduate, Illinois high school students must take three years of
math and one year of art, music, foreign language or vocational
education among other requirements. In 11th grade, students are
assessed via the SAT college entrance exam.
To produce the 2017 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World
Report teamed with RTI International. A four-step process determined
the Best High Schools ensuring that the schools served all of their
students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts
of their state proficiency tests, graduation rates, and assessing
the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
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Lincoln Community High School has a total enrollment of 860
students and a 16:1 student-teacher ratio. The student body makeup is 51 percent
male and 49 percent female, the total minority enrollment is 10 percent, and the
total economically disadvantaged rate is 43%.
Illinois has many school ranked in 2017 among the U.S. News & World Report Best
High Schools including 14 gold medal schools, 67 silver medal schools, and 114
bronze medal schools. Many of the top-ranked schools are located in Chicago or
Congratulations to the entire staff and student body on this award.
[LCHS District 404 Superintendent