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- a parent
We have had nothing but good experiences at this school. The teachers were exceptional and have high expectations of the students.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a community member
If your child is a good student, they will be placed in advanced classes and mostly with very good and saavy teachers.


Amount of homework: Agree


- a community member
My child never felt homework was too much, even with extracurricular activities and honors responsibilities.

Develops character: Neutral


- a community member
Spoiled kids are the worst. Lincoln cannot control what some parents teach their children at home.



- a parent
The school seems very average as nothing strikes me as outstanding. The best thing about the school is the new principal, Florence Culpepper - she truly cares about each and every student Her enthusiasm and professionalism is what good leaders are made of. My greatest disappointment is that there is no Science Magnet. The other local middle school, JAMS, has an outstanding Science Magnet and LMS has none. The kids at JAMS take a big field trip every year while attending the school 6th grade goes to Catalina Island for a week, 7th graders go to Yosemite for a week and 8th graders go to Astro Camp for a week in Idywild. They also have "family camp" twice a year where all families get to go to Morro Bay and Joshua Tree. This is all coordinated by extremely committed teachers. As part of the magnet program each student must attend a variety of seminars after school (free!) for even more hands on learning opportunities. LMS has nothing like this going on and I don't understand how two schools set up to be similar in its curriculum don't offer the same opportunities. It seems fundamentally wrong and unfair. Kids from JAMS enter high school with a better foundation and excitement for science. Please know the science teacher we have at LMS is really really good but there are better learning opportunities at JAMS. Very disappointed. I feel robbed. The kids in the same district should have the same opportunities.


Develops character: Neutral


- a parent
American culture is targeted at (personal) success. This school is no different. I have not seen any particular project in that direction.



- a parent
Overall, I`m very satisfied. I think the principal has a strong vision, and the staff is very committed toward its realization. Overall, most teachers are great, dedicated and fair with the children. I liked the way the content was developed through holistic, interdisciplinary projects, with clear goals, and lots of fun ! I loved the invited talks about teen development. However, I did not like: a) the Drama school (they take themselves too seriously) b) the attitude of a science teacher, who kept offending students in a daily basis (it is not funny). I`m a foreigner, and I don`t have basis for comparison, other than the school of my other kid (SAMOHI): compared to that, Lincoln was heaven !

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


- a parent
Most of them were exceptional. Exception was the Science teacher, who offended the students in a daily basis.


Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
Not only it is too much, it is useless work (mere repetition). But I think it is American culture, not this particular school.



- 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.

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Last modified Lincoln Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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