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6-8
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Santa Monica, CA

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1501 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 393-9227
(310) 393-4297
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June 11, 2014
The teachers are wonderful. They teach the kids in very creative ways. Sure, the show alot of videos but they make you take notes or fill out worksheets. Best Middle School Ever.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2014
After three years experience with Lincoln, here are my conclusions. My son/daughter had some of the finest, most energetic, involved and engaged teachers. He also has had some of the laziest, incompetent, ill-tempered and mediocre teachers. A teacher that shows over 40 videos in a single semester? Really, isn't that the definition of disengaged? An infamous teacher with a chronic anger-management problem who ridicules students with "Chinese" names and who complains constantly to students that he is poorly paid while "you are all rich." Really? The place has such potential, and a foundation of brilliant teachers. But it is weighed down by administrative weakness, obvious lack of leadership, and an apparent inability to effectively bring into line those teachers who are thoroughly disengaged, frustrated, bored and incompetent. Those parents who can afford to send their kids to tutors do so in droves, so the state test scores are not as accurate a gauge of teaching quality as would be the case at a school from a less affluent demographic. Lincoln has been, for many of us, a deep and profound disappointment that falls far short of its strong reputation.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Most everyone of the teachers at this school are superb. My son has had some amazing classroom experiences. The same can not be said for the administration or counseling staff - mostly hack. The general attitude at the school is very cold and rude compared with other schools in other areas.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
I haven't seen anything impressive in the way of educating children at LMS. There is a distinction within grades that uses a "Gem stone" for core division The principal states there is no difference yet it has been three months and the Diamond core has been to a science field trip and is dissecting in the classroom while the Ruby core has depended only on the text for the same unit. This looks similar to the illegal tracking of the 70's. It has been a long first semester for our GATE student that has lost luster for the school. After McKinley Elementary this school is a rude awaking. We have made some classroom changes and look forward to a great ending of our first year.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
YES the school bldg is very depressing-dirty white bldgs. GOT PAINT?The sidewalks and stairs have large dangerous cracks. I lived in Colorado and comparatively the buildings in Santa Monica are extremely outdated. This effects students, teachers, and staff. The greed in this town has reduced most people to living in homes that are substandard just like the schools. Amazing how that works....amazing how much money supports inadequacy.

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March 25, 2010
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March 25, 2010
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October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
My child has always been very intellegent, athletic & gets good grades in school. But she was also shy & slow to warm up to new people. Since her arrival at Lincon MS she has really blossomed! She now plays several instuments, has made some new friends that could turn into life-long-friends & has joined several clubs & team sports.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
If you have a child with special needs, this is not the right school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2009
There has been a high turnover of principals in recent years. In my opinion the school is way too strict. As far as the teachers, most were good and responded to my concerns right away, others I had to leave more than one message, and yet still there were times when my call or email was not returned at all. I was happy with this school a couple of years ago, but this last year was not a good one. In my opinion LMS is education for the masses.

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May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2008
Lincoln Middle School Is a wonderful learning environment for children. Not only are the teachers amazing, the whole staff is as well.

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2008
This is an excellent school, with a great focus on the whole child. Academics are stressed, but no one forgets that these students are going through the biggest growth period of their life. Our family has had two very different students receive an excellent education and very ver well prepared for high school. The teachers are some of the best in the country!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
I had a horrible experience at LMS. about a fourth of all the teachers i had were great, the rest were either blah or were really bad. The people there were incredibly segregated and judgemental of one another. the rules were ridiculously strict. the campus looked depressing. every single day i spent there felt the same and i feel like i wasted 3 years of my life going to that terrible school.

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February 12, 2008
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January 21, 2008
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September 08, 2007
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June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
We are very pleased with LMS! I am not sure if there would have been a better choice of school for our doughtier than Lincoln. There is a lot of work, yes, but that is precisely the point. She was accepted part time in a CS university, and I strongly belive we owe it all to Lincoln's learning environment and academic program. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
Lincoln has been a great help to my daughter, when she needed help in her math class, the teachers/counselors were there to help even befor I could call. I know that wouldn't have happend in another school district.Thank you lincoln

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
The quality of Academic Programs is high, the teachers are knowledgable of individual students and senssitive to their concerns or challenges. There is a counselor for each grade who is accessible and proactive. However, there is little in the way of arts programs available. Expect to have to supplement your child's experiences at nearby places like The Brentwood Art Center or various music and dance schools in the area. Parents are definately involved and contributive to the school. The administration is very approachable with teh overall feeling that there is great care for each and every student's needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2006
It is a good school. Though not as warm and community oriented as other schools in the district.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
Wonderful school, great teachers. Students are challenged in all ways! Kathy Scott, the current principal is amazing!

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2006
Fabulous school. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2006
Extremely active Parent Association. Engaging teachers. Rigorous Curriculum. High Quality Music Program.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
Lincoln Middle School is an execellent place in terms of allowing students to take responsibility for their own actions, offering a broad range of subjects (including a great multidisciplinary elective program and early morning music programs), and character to exell toward high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2006
An excellent middle school, with a very committed principal and similarly committed teaching staff. A large campus w/ 3 gyms, a rock climbing wall, and daily PE periods. Very involved PTSA.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
The academic programs were wonderful. My child did band and exploratory block and he loved them both. Finally any parent who wants to be involved could.

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August 28, 2005
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August 27, 2005
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April 28, 2005
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April 27, 2005
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March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
Excellent teachers! For middle school in the Westside area, Lincoln Middle School is one of the best there is.

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September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
An excellent middle school - careful both to impress individual responsibility and accountability while providing the support and resources to enable students to transition between elementary and high school. We have been very happy with our child's experience at this school.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Lincoln has the most interesting teachers and a wonderfully varied and creative curriculum. While the work is challenging and the expectations high, the environment is designed to encourage all children to succeed. Parent involvement is welcome, and teachers genuinely want to see children do their best and will help them to do so. The school is safe and clean, and there is every opportunity for a child to get to know the staff, the teachers and their fellow students. I can not say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Simply the ultimate in curriculum cramming. Nothing creative, no critical thinking. A machine. Learning by memorization. Way too much work. Punishment and Reward. Scare tactics. The Dark Ages.

- submitted by a parent
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Lincoln Middle School
1501 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403
(310) 393-9227
Last modified Lincoln Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top