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Lincoln Middle School

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Posted February 25, 2013

My daughter attending in this school since 6th grade, and she is 7th grade now. I can only say this school is sucks! Principal and teachers are keep replacing since she was in 6th grade, and at least more than 7 principal replaced already. Never have field trip or outside activity from school. Communication between school and Guardian is not enough. Be aware of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

im a 6th grade at LMS and i love it there. the school is probably best. the school has classes fit for everyone! you could be in band or wheel. wheel if made of different classes that you switch around in every 6 weeks. there's drama, french, art, etc. For band you try different instruments and you get chosen to play an instrument that's best for you to play. there's trombone, flute, sax, clarinet, percussion(drums/xylophone) and trumpet. the class isn't hard at all. i play trumpet and its fun! the school has dances, fundraisers, assemblies and other fun events happening the time. at the amp ( a hangout area for everyone) sometimes there will be small events happening at lunch. there could be a lost 'nd found fashion show, a music event or even a gaming event! its a great school, i really recommend this school for everyone.


Posted September 20, 2012

I love this school, really, I do. I'm am a 7th grade student going there right now, and I love how that I can advance to Algebra if I want to, if not, or if Algebra's too hard, I can just take course 2. There are some downsides though, 1. Some of the teachers are MEAN, I've never had one of those teachers, but you'll know, you'll know. 2. Some of the students are annoying/mean/rude, and no one has been trying to stop them. On the bright side, there are amazing things about this school too! 1. Fun core teachers, there's plenty of them! 2. Outgoing, Friendly kids, it's not hard at all to make friends here! 3. The lunch is actually good unlike other schools :P 4. HUGE library and field There's one thing I'll never really get over though, it's the fact that they took away our school snack bar. It's not that I want to become obese and stuff myself with snacks, it's just that when I need to stay in a classroom to retake a test that I miss, it'd be nice to be able to go out and buy a cookie or a bag of chips so I won't be hungry at least. The cafeteria closes at around 12:00, and lunch lasts from 11:37 - 12:15, 11:32- 12:13 on Wednesdays.


Posted September 13, 2012

If you're a parent get involved in your child's academic affairs because your child even at this so called good school could be looked over. Classes are large and teachers are wanting the type of students who really don't need motivation but would prefer to have a student without any type of disability even though they have special day classes. Don't get me started on that program; all styles of behavior goes on in that class so the learning environment is questionable. The front office staff is helpful but the one in the middle is rude at times so you better be prepared for her. The "Counselor" is also rude and rushes you....... actually that is the feel of the front office. I realize we are all human but taking a customer service excellence course would really be helpful and I think joining the PTA and lots of talking with your child would be an even more rewarding experience. I do have to say despite what I have recognized on this campus the children all look happy to be at this school. Also, we have to remember no place is void of placebo type teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2011

My son attended for 6th and half of 7th grade. We had just moved to Alameda, so this review might be helpful to those in the same position. It was really hard to connect with other kids as most of them are coming from other Alameda schools and have known each other for a long time. It would be great if the school had a new student orientation. The school has almost 1,000 kids, so it would prabably be well attended. Too many students, not enough teachers. The traits the students are told they need to have are not demonstrated by the teachers. Profanity is WAY TOO abundant. Teachers do not enforce the policy against profanity. Being a Calif distinguished school is great, but education encompasses more than just academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

Lincoln is a great school, the teachers are nice, the band is super, and homework is a little overkill, but it challenges us, which is good. I'm glad they have geometry here, so we don't have to do it in high school. It's nice how 8th grade teachers focus on high school, getting students prepared for 9th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

Overall good, but too much homework that is just busy work. Math program is pushing many kids into Algebra too soon. Some teachers are great, some seem to enjoy belittling kids. PE is great, band is great. Another music/choir program as part of wheel would be good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

It's a great school and has excellent leadership from parents and teachers alike. We have great extracurricular activities and our principles and office staff do a great job of keeping our school safe and well run.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

The Band is world class with Mr. D.C. A lot of focus on children with needs, but much more needs to be done for the GATE children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

My son was a 7th grader now moving on to the 8th grade and the teachers at Lincoln have been outstanding, they have kept me very informed of my son's progress and HW assignments. I am so far very happy with the teaching staff and the school in general. I am looking forward for my 6th grader to begin his year at Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

My son is attending the 6th grade at Lincoln. He has had a great experience thus far. With the exception of one teacher his teachers have been outstanding and his program high quality. I would like to see more emphasis on foreign language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

It's my daughter's first year and I notice bid approvement on her academic performance. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

The teachers at LMS provide the kids with great opportunities for learning. The school has a high qaulity curriculum, though, dissapointingly, the district removed novels from the literature curriculum. The arts program is good in comparison to average schools. Community is very involved in this school and you can see many parents around campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

My daughter is entering her third year at Lincoln and we are mostly pleased with her experience. The teachers seem to care and this is the best middle school in Alameda by far. Some teachers have stellar programs in place with great project-based learning. Some seem to do little hands-on (esp. science) and seem to do a minimum to make the curriculum come alive. That said, my admiration is there for anyone who attempts to engage 11-13 year olds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

As a former student of Lincoln, I have to say I think this is a great school. The music program was my favorite, and Mr. Silk was the best teacher I've ever had. Now that I am a parent I would choose this middle school over any other in Alameda without a doubt.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

904

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

904

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
80%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females81%
Males81%
African American68%
Asian84%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability61%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students70%
Females68%
Males73%
African American32%
Asian80%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Females96%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females86%
Males84%
African American80%
Asian86%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Math

All Students67%
Females62%
Males71%
African American53%
Asian72%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students65%
Females62%
Males69%
African American44%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females85%
Males72%
African American59%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students77%
Females78%
Males77%
African American61%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students92%
Females92%
Males91%
African American94%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability71%
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner72%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 38%
White 35%
Hispanic 10%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-4018

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