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PK-5
Public
Pomona, CA
Students enrolled: 483
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1200 North Gordon Street
Pomona, CA 91768

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(909) 397-4624
(909) 620-0982
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September 21, 2014
This school is awful. My daughter was here for 2nd grade. The teacher did not in any way prepare her for 3rd grade. The school is more concerned with what money they are losing when your child is out sick than with teaching them.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2013
Lincoln Elementary came a long way in the last few years. The PTA has had record teacher, parent and student involvement, winning the Legacy Award and receiving tons of awards from city, state and national officials. If there were any teachers who had given up, they are no longer here. Every single teacher excels beyond their responsibilities and job requirements to ensure "every" student is cared for. The special education staff is hands down some of the most dedicated, caring and patient staff. Alicia McMullin (Principal) takes the time to know each student's name and gets involved in their lives as both a administrator and a caring coach. From Mr. Baker & Mrs. Yenjai in Kinder, to the 3rd grade dynamic duo, Mrs. Lo & Mrs. Martinez, to the hard working 6th grade teachers Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Gonzalez, & Mr. Lopez, to the Mrs. Rafael who takes on 4th grade, as well as train our Baile Folkl rico afterschool (who recently performed at Disneyland). Bravo Lincoln teachers & staff! You continue amaze me.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
I would like to give this school 1.5/5 stars only because when I attended nearly 30 years ago I had a great first and second grade teachers. Everything changed when I hit third grade. Halfway through the year my parents realized there were disruptive children in the class and we had learned nothing. My parents who could not afford to ripped me out of that school halfway through the year and placed me in private school. I spent over 2 years catching up to what the children in private school knew in math and reading. Thank goodness my parents cared enough about my education to make this move. I now have a Masters degree in education and since I have the memory of an elephant I can now see how atrocious my 3rd grade teacher's performance was. My parents were incredibly involved my my education so much as to assign me additional homework after school to makeup for the gaps in my public education. A lot can change in 30 years but by the looks of it for this school sadly not much improvement has been made since when I attended.

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2013
The teachers at Lincoln go above and beyond to reach each individual student. I have had nothing but positive experiences with Lincoln. The new principal is very involved and goes out of her way to support the students and families. I wish more parents would get involved with the PTA. It has evolved greatly in the last few years, but the committed members of PTA are very few.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
My son went from A's to F's... How is it possible to get B's in your math work in class and get an F on the State Test. My son's teacher has had it up to here with him. I met with his teacher and the pricipal to help them understand his condition (PTSD), but they continue to see his color not his issues. I HATE THIS SCHOOL.....It is not a school African American children should attend.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
I do not recommend this Elementary for your children. I attended this elementary from K-5th grade and came out not well prepared for middle school. Most of the teachers here are not qualified teachers for your children. I know this from experience. Some teachers can be discriminatory without you (parents) knowing it. LIncoln Elementary needs to be supervised real well in order to have great and deserving teachers who will actually teach their students and respect them. Please care for your children and their education.. it's for the good of their future. -Experience as a student here!.

- submitted by a community member
February 29, 2012
My son has been at this school for two years now and I am so ready to remove him. First of all, lack of communication with his 1st grade teacher (won't mentioned name) is like saving the titanic from sinking. My child has ADHD and I've been trying to communicate with her to keep a daily report with me and she doesn't want to comply. All she does is complain like there is no tomorrow. They don't even have special Ed classes of programs for special needs children. What happen to a caring teacher? What happen to "I want to help" teacher? They don't excess anymore, will at least not at this school. I would not recommend this school. They have the worst testing scores in the area. One good thing about Licoln is the principal try's to be involved. She knows the students by their name. But pls don't send ur hold here especially if your BIG on education.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I had someone come up to me and ask 'Do you like Lincoln Elementary?' not sure why they were asking - I said Yes I do like Lincoln - if I didn't I would not be putting my third child through this school. I myself have been involved at Lincoln for over 12 years now - we have been through 4 principals, several teachers have come and gone - but one thing remained the same - the reason that all of the staff comes to work everyday - FOR THE KIDS. I watched one principal on Friday's during lunch, in his suit, changed into tennis shoes and played soccer with the kids. The teachers have kids that come back - some several years later - to visit and say HI and thank you! That says something about the teachers and school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Wow I have to comment on the negative report posted 3/31/10. Parent involvement is a key part of our children's success. To have your children go from one extreme to another is not the fault of the teachers. Sometimes children lose focus and that's when the parents need to step in a give that extra care. I have been a proud parent of Lincoln Elem. for four years. I love the staff and I do recommend this school to anyone. But parents, there needs to be more participation within the school. If it's just helping in your child's class or going the extra mile and helping wherever needed. We make the difference for the school! Lincoln Teachers and Staff, keep on doing what your doing. Your doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2010
What makes a good elementary school? Certainly the relationship the child has with the teacher is paramount. Teachers at Lincoln Elementary welcome into their classrooms students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The teachers embrace their children with love and support knowing that each one can succeed, despite the challenges that they might face at home. I have seen here a dedication unparalleled in the many schools I have come across through my career. Some teachers volunteer their time after school, without pay, to tutor students who need extra help. Others provide students with their phone numbers to assist with learning projects and homework. Still others make home visits to check on students or make sure learning plans are explained and understood. Good teaching is a work of heart. It is clear to me that there is plenty of love to go around at Lincoln.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 01, 2010
I have taught at Lincoln Elementary for 10 years, and in that time it has gone from a school with 'no' test scores, to a mid 700 range. Do we have room for improvement? Of course. Will we make the scores set forth by our government? I am not sure. But if not, it is certainly not because of the lack of hard work, love, and care of our teachers towards our students. I have worked at numerous other schools and districts over the years, and Lincoln, has by far, the best teachers. I would not want to work with another staff. The vast majority go way above and beyond for their students. We are often more than just a teacher but also a counselor, confidant, champion, friend, and sometimes even a parental figure. Lincoln Rocks!

- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2010
I am very disappointed to read the previous comment. It is not at all an accurate reflection of Lincoln. Lincoln's staff is very professional and cares about every single child that walks through its doors. They are dedicated to providing the best for their students. As a parent myself, I think it is important for all of us to think about what we can do to help our children be successful when they are struggling and not blame it on the school. They do the very best they possibly can and do a lot more during the day than they are given credit for. We are part of the school community and it is our responsibility to get involved. Support Lincoln because they support your children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2010
My 2 girls attended 1 year and it was a big dissapointment . 1 Went from a's to d's & other 1from b's to f's. I took them out ! now attend ca. Distinguished schools & getting a's again but my 2nd is still strugling to adjust back. Teachers in her new school are very caring and really helping. I lived in pomona i had to drive for 2 years back and forth to covina everyday but was totally worth it. My girl is now an honor student for 2 years in a row thanks to the wonderful teachers in her new school! no offense but teachers in lincoln didn't care about their sucess as well as most of the parents. I would not recommend this school to anyone! teachers need to care more for students!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It's a celebration of history. Chldren still learning to love education at a school that has been an institution in Pomona for years. Of course, hard-working teachers!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2009
Last year was the first year my daughter attended Lincoln. I was really disappointed that the selection in schools available and that would rank like her previous school 'California Distinguished' could not be found. What really troubled me was the ranking for the schools in the PUSD. I being a college graduate and a firm believer that school is a priority none of the schools rank a 10 like those in the West Los Angeles area where I work as an Academic Counselor for UCLA. At the end of the year I was not surprised that my daughter did great but her thirst and motivation decreased as time went by and I had a difficult time pushing her to do well. Her teacher was great at pushing her to excel and exceed expectations like she did at her previous school.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
My children have attended Lincoln for 4 years. We moved from an area where the schools are supposed to be quite good and I have found Lincoln to be much better than the elementary school my older two children attended. The quality of the teachers is extremely high and it has had extremely dedicated principals. I noticed one parent's comment that he or she feels his or her child is not safe at Lincoln. That has not been my experience.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
Our children have attended Lincoln for four years. We love the diversity in student population, the quality of instruction, and the additional resources directed at after school tutoring and parental education. From the advanced computer lab to the huge success of their Winter Show, this school has indeed turned the corner and will be a flagship elementary for Pomona Unified. I should add that I have never had a reason to question the safety of my children either before, during, or after school.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
This is my childs 1st yr at Lincoln and her last. It is not that her teach[er] is bad, as a matter of fact her teacher is wonderful and great with the kids. I had also talked with the new principal and she has a very big job ahead of her. My issue with the school is safty. This school is not safe.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
I do not feel very safe leting my child atten ths school. Quality of education is very low. Standards are low.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
I had my child in Lincoln Elementary from Kindergarten to second grade. I vowed not to let my child go any further with this school. The principal (Mr. Amancio) does not like to deal with parents who voice their opinions. He likes to hold the reigns and prefers the parents do not voice or speak their opinions. I felt the staff in the office lacked as much people skills as their leader, with the exception of one secretary who has been there for many many years.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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Lincoln Elementary School
1200 North Gordon Street, Pomona, CA  91768
(909) 397-4624
Last modified Lincoln Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top