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6-8
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Santa Monica, CA
Students enrolled: 1,058

4 stars
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Lincoln Middle School 5

Posted June 11, 2014
- a community member
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.

Lincoln Middle School 3

Posted June 04, 2014
- a parent
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.


Lincoln Middle School 4

Posted September 10, 2013
- a parent
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.

Lincoln Middle School 3

Posted November 19, 2012
- a parent
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.

Lincoln Middle School 2

Posted November 19, 2012
- a parent
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.


Lincoln Middle School 5

Posted March 25, 2010
- a student
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Lincoln Middle School 5

Posted March 25, 2010
- a parent
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Lincoln Middle School 4

Posted October 14, 2009
- a parent
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Lincoln Middle School 4

Posted October 08, 2009
- a parent
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.

Lincoln Middle School 4

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

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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