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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 608 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 3, 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 these disadvantages, we have the highest math scores and fourth highest English in Oakland and up there with wealthy suburban schools. Our secrets? Expect a lot of homework from excellent teachers. STRONG family involvement with a strong work ethic. We have a newly expanded and renovated campus. The only negative is a largely homogenous population, a function of the 2 Cantonese to English ESL classrooms and the school being in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown. The English competent classrooms are more diverse. Our principal is new so I don't have much to add about her but the transition to the Common Core is going smoothly, which reflecrs well on her leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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 to have here in Oakland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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, integrity, self-confidence, open mindedness, excellence, teamwork, open communication, and cultural pride. Lincoln Elementary has received the 2010 National Blue Ribbon Award and is recognized as a California Distinguished School. The test scores are above the statewide goal and continues to improve. Students are well-mannered and enjoy learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 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 most of time just keep quiet, they don't want their child to be mistreat in school (just as in china). The principal able to disqualified a child to attend this school because the student went back to China to visited his ill grandma, before she past away, even advance notification had given. I have heard many many of these incidents. High expectation, and strict rules are fine, however, requiring the new immigrant to paid thousands of dollars for summer program otherwise, the child will be stay behind. Not many of the new immigrant can afford to pay for these program. I hope her priority not just on the school record.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Lincoln Elementary School had gradually improved over the years with the very helpful after-school program, OASES (Oakland Asian Students Educational Services). After school, many of Lincoln's students enhance their social and academic skills through the influence of University of California - Berkeley students.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 7, 2005

very good music program that they provide for thier students.. It has chines orchestra program where kids learn how to play chinese instuments and sing chinese opera music. The teachers are great with the students. They have passion t teach kids. It is a place whre your kid will have fun and enjoy learning. The population is asian kids because it is located in China town. the have an excellent curriculum to provide our kids with the best quality education. the parent involvment is very low because a majority of them have a working scheduls. They have a nice playground, and have been around for a very long time. they have after school programs that are available for your kids. you don't ahve to worry if you can't pick up your child after school. they have someone watching them. they have a ping pong court and a basketball court. Its lovely
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

931

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

931

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools 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 56% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students79%
Females79%
Males79%
African American82%
Asian78%
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 disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner76%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students91%
Females89%
Males92%
African American91%
Asian91%
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 disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disability64%
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner89%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state84%
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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females63%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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 disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state70%

Math

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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 disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learner90%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state94%
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females88%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
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 disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disability82%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner78%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate95%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state68%

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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 disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disability85%
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner90%
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate93%
Parent education - high school graduate97%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females92%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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 disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 state90%

Math

All Students99%
Females98%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
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 disadvantaged99%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learner95%
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state99%

Science

All Students85%
Females80%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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 disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
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 state85%
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 State average
Asian 88% 11%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 7%
Hispanic 3% 51%
White 2% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Speech and language therapist(s)
Nurse(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • John Melvin
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 872-3375

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit lines 51 and 12 serve our school. We are also located four blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library

East Bay Asian Youth Center (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
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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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225 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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Phone: (510) 874-3372

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