Carman-Buckner Elementary School has a proud heritage. This heritage is exemplified by the background and contributions of the students who have attended McAllister-Lincoln School in the past, such as Mr. Richard Hyde, Waukegan’s Mayor. The McAllister-Lincoln School, which was replaced by the new Carman-Buckner School complex, serves a school community whose citizens come from many cultural, religious and racial groups.
During the first years of McAllister School, the Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish nationalities predominated. Since then, the roster has included nationalities of northern, central, and southern Europe. More recently, new citizens from Mexico and Central America have come to this school community, as have African-Americans from many states in the Union. Today the majority of students at Carman are second-language learners.
The Carman School instructional staff includes a building principal and assistant principal. There are 5 Monolingual, 5 Bilingual Sheltered, and 14 Bilingual regular classroom teachers in grades 1–5. Additionally, there are 5 bilingual special education teachers, one at each grade level. Our specialists include teachers in the areas of reading, music, art, and physical education. Carman’s support staff includes a school social worker, nurse, psychologist, speech pathologist, librarian, computer technician and seven
At Carman, we have great expectations for the future. Our motto is “Together We Learn, Together We Excel.” Our principal and staff are committed to giving our students the best possible education in an environment conducive to teaching, learning, self-discipline, respect, high morale, and the ability to compete in a global community.