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School leader:  Catherine McLane
225 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607-4409

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Submitted by a parent · March 03, 2014
3/5 kindergarten classrooms are ESL, >80% are on free or reduced price lunches with 200 families receiving a bag of groceries per week, all kids receive a free breakfast and some get dinner. We're middle class and are wealthy in comparison. With... more

Submitted by a parent · June 10, 2013
This is an incredible public school. Great academics. This school can boast excellent hard working knowledgeable teachers and staff, supportive parents and community and in general a great well behaved student body. What a hidden gem we are lucky... more

Submitted by a parent · January 21, 2011
Lincoln Elementary is a model school where students, teachers, staff, and parents seem to work together well to achieve academic success. Our goal as a school is for the students to excel academically and socially. We value creativity,... more

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Submitted by a parent · March 09, 2008
The principal's action raised my concern. Power and control are her priority. Many children were kicked out of the school without a good reason. Most kids attend this school are new immigrant families, they do not know where to complaint and... more

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A school that is hard at work! Lincoln School is located in the midst of the bustling activity and busy industry of Chinatown in downtown Oakland. A large percentage of the student population comes from homes where a language other than English is spoken. The largest numbers of English Learners speak Cantonese. Lincoln School receives Title I funding, but despite the parents' income level and second-language needs, we enjoy high academic test results with Academic Performance Index (API) scores progressing from 821 in 2001 and most recently to 961 in 2011. Many factors have led to Lincoln's success, most significantly a partnership between students, families, and school staff. Our teachers have grown to implement many best practices, including professional learning communities (PLC), standards-based instruction, critical thinking, and student engagement strategies. High expectations abound at Lincoln and students work hard to live up to this high standard of academic excellence. In 2010, Lincoln was awarded the U. S. Department of Education's highest award -- the Blue Ribbon Award. Lincoln is the first non-charter school in the history of the Oakland Unified School District to have received this award.


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Lincoln Elementary School
225 11th Street, Oakland, CA  94607-4409
(510) 874-3372
Last modified Lincoln Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top