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Lincoln School
511 Park Ave, River Forest, IL 60305
This River Forest elementary school is located adjacent to the River Forest Public Schools District 90 offices. TheMore school, which underwent renovations in summer 2010, serves grades kindergarten through fourth and boasts a dedicated faculty and staff to serve the students, who learn the traditional subjects of study and have a number of extra curricular options. District 90 officials strive to implement an educational initiative at the school that includes a "structured language arts approach, support for student needs, extra help, enrichment activities," and "hand-on science instruction."
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
325 S Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

"Be respectful. Be responsible. Be powerful with peace."

That's the message school leaders deliver to theMore 600-plus students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, which takes students from Hatch, Holmes, Lincoln and Whittier elementary schools.

Through a rich curriculum packed with classes in traditional study areas — as well as art and music education — teachers here are committed to closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.