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6-12
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Fort Pierce, FL
Students enrolled: 1,821

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1806 Ave I
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

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April 28, 2013
I got to LPA and I'm a freshman. I've gone there since 6th grade and my brother is graduating this year and has also been there since 6th grade so I've been around the school for a while. Sure, LPA is an A school, but the teachers suck, administration couldn't care less about the students, and if you aren't in IB, then you will get "labeled" by the IB kids. I used to be in IB but the teachers assigned pointless assignments and if you didn't understand something in class they would look at you like you're stupid and continue on with the lesson. I've been begging my parents to take me out of LPA for over a year. Plus everyone there has been together since middle school so if you're new, then you are kinda cast out from everyone. I would never recommend LPA to anyone unless you want to be in the IB program,but that isn't all that great. The teachers try to make LPA and IB seem like the best possible thing in the world and if you go anywhere else, then you won't do well in life. I've had a teacher say that to me! LPA is just another High School. It isn't anything special and I would not recommend going there.

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2013
My son is in 7th grade and I would consider him a average student. He is doing very well at LPA. Honestly, if he was going to any other school in St. Lucie County he would of fallen thru the cracks. The teachers he has and have had in the past help him with any issues he has. Tom Peters, his guidance counselor goes above and beyond. When you register your child for this school you should know what you are getting into - Expect your child to work hard, follow the rules and all these people complaining about the dress code, seriously the dress code is not that difficult. The dress code is much easier than my other kids school....

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
Very happy to be a parent of a LPA 6th grader! I am very pleased with the content of each subject and the quality of work that is expected. My son has certain expectations from this school and so far they are being met. After reading some comments regarding LPA, I was very surprised at the attitude from some parents. My child, as well as myself, was made fully aware of what is expected when you CHOOSE to attend LPA. LPA is not for everyone, that is why there are different middle and high schools. Education is very important to my child and his future. He wants to excell is his studies, while enjoying his middle and high school years.. Thank you LPA for caring, educating, and providing a good learning enviroment. Parent involvement equals parent knowledge about the school and their child's success.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2012
Now I fully understand why there is a long waiting list for this school. The teachers are fully qualified. Kids go to this school knowing that they will graduate and go on to greater future. My child says he never has any problems at LPA. Isn't a school suppose to be a place you go and LEARN at? The principal is also in and out of classrooms sometimes to make sure teachers are doing there proper procedures. Great job...

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
As a parent I wanted the best for my child. You would think that sending them off to an "A" school would be the best thing for them. My child has asked me to switch multiple times. I had trouble getting to the bottom of why he she hated it so much there. Then I did a little research. If you read all of the other comments talking about how good the school is, odds are there in the IB program that program is great but don't expect anything special if your not in it. IB kids Excel so well because they get chances to go to different schools, colleges and go on different trips that actually engage students in academics. That's good and all but my child has been here all of middle school and two years of high school. She is in the tenth grade and goes through the same schedule everyday, not only do I think its not right, It's completely unfair if LPA does not care about there children in that sense what makes you think there going to give extra attention to the normal kids. After switching my child loves it

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2011
I am in the 8th grade and this is the worst school I've ever attended. This school is absolutly horrible. The teachers don't try to help you at all. They care more about dress code than actually teaching you academics. All the school care about is IB. If your not an IB student than dont expect anything special.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2010
Very good school. There is no doubt that the teachers here care about your education. I don't know why people in the past comments complain about dress doce, the teachers and staff here seem very leniant about it. I am in 9th grade and is enrolled in the Pre-IB program and I am throughly satisfied. Being split up into other classes has really helped me meet more kids and helps me become less shy. The work is tough but because of the two days difference it is all worked out especially on weekends. All of the teachers have manners and never talk with disrespect and the academics are good. However I'm not sure about the principle. I never see him. I'm pretty sure he is always busy thinking up good stuff because there are always great things coming up on the announcements which always take effect. Great school!

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2010
Lincoln Park Academy is a true gem in the St. Lucie School District. The academics are challenging particularly in the MYP, Pre-IB and the IB program. The band program is awesome especially in the high school. I can't imagine my kids attending any other high school in the area, except for lack of a football team, this school is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2010
My daughter goes to this school and she is friends with all the IB kids. She hates how they split them up... IB on top floor non IB on lower floor. She thinks thats all the school cares about is IB.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
great school. Teacher is very good in IB program. They work very hard. But the campus is old. It need to be motified.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
School is above average some teachers will continue to teach and not explain in detail if a student doesn't understand . Put pressure on you if your student missed a day !

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
i love this school. my very intelligent daughter goes and she has learned so much. i do believe that this school has the finest staff this country has to offer. 10! 10!10!

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August 27, 2009
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August 16, 2009
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July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 27, 2009
My youngest child will graduate from LPA next year. My older children were extremely well prepared for college as a result of the education they received at LPA. Almost all of the students that I know who transferred to another high school in the district were sorry that they did.

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July 10, 2009
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May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
LPA is an excellent school for students interested in furthering their education. My daughter is an IB student graduating this year. The teachers encourage students to think for themselves and strive to be the best they can be. Yes, the school is strick. Learning to follow strick rules now helps in the real world of tough competition in the work force. LPA cares very much about academics.

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May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2009
I am a recent graduate of LPA and I have had the experience of attending this honorable school since 6th grade. I Honestly will attest that the school has changed a bit since 2001( when I was enrolled) but the heart and mission is still prevelant. We have been ranked as 21st in America's Top 100 schools and has been a grade 'A' school for about 10 consecutive years! The school has merrit on an international level and is often considered among America's elite. I am currently a sophomore at a HBCU and I came to here with a lot more background than others. LPA is indeed a college prepretory institution.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 22, 2009
Lincoln Park Academy is a wonderful school is commited to making the school a place a student can feel confortable. The students are all very respectful and thoughtful. I have found on the whole the student body is more self insured in their knowledge and importance to society.

- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2009
Great school? Pssh. I'm in 6th Grade right now and the preforming electives are okay (I do Orchestra), but when it comes to the academics, that's pretty okay, but the teachers are so mean! D: I'm an A student and totally hate it here. But hey- Orchestra and my 5th Period are the only classes I like to attend. YOU ROCK MRS. BENNETT! -ahem- Anyways, all the staff cares about is dress code and wether you have your ID badge or not. And now you can get a refferal JUST for violating the dress code! 'Here's a refferal for just having your shirt untucked!' THAT'S WACK.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2009
The school is a good school, grade wise, but they never give the children a reward for their hard work. They always cancel special events and never give them a break. The staff is horrible and they never listen to what the students have to say

- submitted by a student
no rating January 31, 2009
I am an 8th grader at LPA and honestly its not all great. Its just like anyother school just alot older than most. The education is alright but seriously dresscode is such a big deal here.And they really need to rebuild the middle school side it looks horrible. I mean its older than my mom!And dont even ask about school spirt. I'm soooo glad I'm leavin for highschool! Lucky Me!

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2009
I'm a 7th grader at LPA and I love it. I have all my friends there. I get a great education there it is everything I want in a school plus it's an A school. I love it

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2009
I am a 6th grader in lpa and so far my experience is not that great. most teacher just sit and go on thier computer all day. they take dress code too seriously.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2008
Lincoln park Academy is an excellent school. I have three children who attend, one middleschool child, a highschool in IB and one in advanced classes. This school is even better than mine. My students are all doing excellent, the teachers and staff are outstanding, except for one of the newer Deans, who doesn't actually listen to the students, according to my kids.

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December 04, 2008
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November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
Unless you have a HS who is in IB, don't expect any real consideration in this school. They don't go out of their way for honors or AP students. It's been a disappointing experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This school is amazing. I am a ninth grader that attends Lincoln Park Academy and I am also enrolled in the IB program, and so far it's fantastic and efficient!

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
as a 7th grade student at lpa it is a awsome school. very safe and there is a program called the IB program which help get you to college

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no rating September 28, 2008
Lincoln Park Academy is highly noted for being an academic school, but I really think it is funny that if you are out of dress code the slightest bit you can find yourself sitting in the dean's office for 1 or more class periods, to me that doesn't make any sense, shouldn't we be in class?

- submitted by a student
no rating September 13, 2008
I think that lpa isnt the best school. Especially last year we had the worst prinicipal, but this year we have a new one and im hoping he's completely different. I also think that they pay more attention to the dresscode more then they pay attention to the academics. But other then that its a pretty decent school.

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no rating September 01, 2008
Well this is my first year at Lpa (im in 8th grade) and i can tell im not ganna like it. The dress code is okay but the teachers punish you very harshly for prehaps a untucked shirt. The food is ok if you get first lunch if not like me you get the left overs :( which are cold and nasty compared to some of the public schools plus some of these ladies dont wear hair nets! Oh and in acedemics its not the best i herd they dont teach you phisics which you will probbly need it college and in my math class i lbeing reteached everything last year we were supposed to lear pre- algebra but we skipped that and went to algebra same thing this year skip pre. and going to regular.

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June 07, 2008
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March 02, 2008
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no rating February 20, 2008
My son have attended LPA from 6th grade and I think it is the best school. He is honor class and on the gifted program

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
I attended LPA for 4 years (6th-9th) and i must say it was the worst highschool experience ive ever incountered. The teachers are mediocre at best. The staff is more deticated to looking profesional then acting and teaching profesional. they honostly care more about dreess code then teaching the students the material they need to learn. there is allmost no school spirt whatsoever walking down the halls u would never be able to tell what schoool your in.

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January 30, 2008
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January 28, 2008
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December 22, 2007
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November 17, 2007
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no rating November 12, 2007
i am currently an IB student attending Lincoln Park. The school contains many good teachers but there are some teachers that i am unsure of how they got there. The staff are very mean and obnoxius and display an attitude which makes it seem as if they dislike their job. I believe that Lincoln Park does not put enough effort into the athletic department. i would like to see more pep rallys and more sporting events. it would also be nice to see some products with our school name on it. (i.e. shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc.) if some of these core areas are improved and we can match some of the traditions and practices of other high schools then maybe i will have a higher outlook on LPA which i regret to call my high school.

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October 24, 2007
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October 02, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 15, 2007
I am currently an IB student at LPA with a 4.0 unweighted GPA. I have never been in trouble with the administration, and I have never received a dress code violation. As far as I am concerned, these credentials show that my views can be trusted. Most of the staff at LPA are completely rude, showing no respect students. There are quite a few decent teachers; as well as teachers that should not ever be allowed back in a classroom. The IB program is decent and carries most students through to their IB Diploma without too many problems. The arts program is grossly overshadowed by the sports program, and there are few clubs that are non-sports related.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2007
The academics of LPA are average. The Pre-IB program is a joke though for most students. There could be more academic programs for the less athletic children to meet. Awareness of after school programs and academic events should also be increased. There honestly is no school spirit compared to other high schools. The theater needs to be fitted for the drama program, not just orchestra and band. But I must say when it comes to parents, they are the most involved than any other high school in the county.

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August 09, 2007
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no rating August 07, 2007
I didn't like this school and my children didn't either. It's an unhealthy environment for your children to absorb learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2007
Two of my children have gone to lpa and I must say I am highly unsatisfied. The school's curriculum (not to mention most of florida's) is way below par - and that's including the ib program; which both of my children participated in. The worst part is that lpa is considered the best in the county - so go fish.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2007
Many of the other reviews seem to talk about the middle school, but I am a high school senior in the IB Program. As far as academics, we are the best as long as you are in some form of honors program, our school lacks in quality in regular classes. Our music program is also one of the best in the state, and we offer more sports than any other school in the district, but lack football. As far as faculty, the teachers are very good, but there are complaints about particular ones as in any school. However, the principal is terrible. From being at LPA since 6th grade, Mrs. McPherson was a much better principal and things have gone downhill since she left. Also, many teachers take dress code too seriously and will give a detention for an untucked shirt!

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2007
Be very careful before enrolling in High School at LPA, two of my kids both who graduated in the top 10% of their class have had problems in their colleges due to weak teaching in calculus as well as the fact that they were never offered Physics. One reason is that there is a revolving door when it comes to teachers, with many subs not up to par. The principle is substandard as she only makes her presence known at concerts, etc. My 8th grader is going to go to a high school in our area which is safer and offers his love, football. D-

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
I am not a parent, but I am a high school student at LPA, and believe me, it is not cracked up to be everything people think it is. Some teachers here are wonderful and do a fantastic job of teaching a subject and really making sure their students understand the lessons; but other teachers do absolutely nothing but give you busy work. And the dress code is not all bad, but the way the staff handles someone not following the dress code is ridiculous, they could be nicer about it!

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2007
I think that LPA is an okay school. I think that the dresscode here is okay, but, the punishment for maybe having your shirt untucked is just too far. Having to stay after school and have your parents come out of their way to come and get you? I also am not too fond of the princible. I think that she is very fake. Thank-you for your time.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
I go to this school and they try to do a good job in teaching students. But some of the students arent very willing to listen sometimes.Oh and they happen to have a very very excellent chours program!

- submitted by a student
January 20, 2007
This school is proof that committed educators, who care and who spend their lives developing themselves so that they may give back , really can give back to their community.

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September 19, 2006
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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2006
I go to school and I have to say I'm not pleased. If I wasn't forced to stay at this school I would have left years ago. The staff is very rude/sarcastic and they don't help at all. Also the way the school goes about disciplining people is horrible. The teacher are eh.. and there are practically no Extracurricular activities besides sports.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2006
The gifted program was exceptional. The teachers offered personal help to any students who needed it. My children were definitely challenged. The amount of extracurricular activities was good. My kids were in the orchestra program and benefited from it in math and reading. The teachers welcomed parent involvement and were always willing to talk about student performance and ways to improve.

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
Lincoln Park Academy is a great school. The honesty, integrity and most of all consistency is not the same since Mrs. McPhearson left. I feel that the quality of some teachers both middle and high school could have been a better selection. The availabilty of sports is limited. Lincoln Park Academy is the only high school that does not have a football team. It would be great if they could accomodate some of the children that have interest in that activity. A concern for academic performance should apply to all children attending LPA, not just selective ones!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2006
Its a great school that gives many opportunities to different cultural and social groups.

- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2005
This school is not as quality as the media put it out as. The princaple is not doing the best job she can, nor a half good job. I would not recomend this school for any concerned parents who are looking for a school for there kidds.

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September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2005
The school is fabulous and gives apportunities to all students that go there.

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July 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
The quality of academic programs at LPA, in my opinion, are great, except this year my daughter had a lot of problems in Algebra. I feel that LPA could have had a much better teacher. I won't mention any names, but there have been many complaints made to the school from many parents about this teacher. But otherwise, LPA does a great job when my child's learning access is considered. Also, the availability of music, art, sports, etc. is another great thing about LPA. My daughter was in the orchestra for her 3 years of middle school. She was first chair violin. But her heart is in writing, so she's going to do journalism next year. But I can't express how happy I am that this elective (journalism) is available for my daughter. And finally, the level of parent involvement is outstanding all around. Great job LPA, keep it up!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
I have been a student at LPA for 3 years and have nothing but good things to say. Great teachers, sports, and wow, just everything!

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2005
No school in St. Lucie County equals the rigor or academics at LPA. Students are challenged to meet the high expectations set by instructors. The school offers a first class music program with orchestra, chorus and band instruction. The sports program was rated #1 in the state for the school year 2004-2005. LPA is a highly sought magnet school which may explain why there is a high level of parental involvement. The middle school facility is quite old but there are wonderful educational things happening in that outdated building.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Lincoln Park Academy is the best school ever! I have 2 children, 1 is 18 and has been attending LPA since the 6th grade and the other is 5 and will be attending once she is of age. I don't ever have to worry is my daughter getting the help and guidance that she needs because I know that at LPA the teachers and administraters do everything in their power to make sure that the kids are on the right path.

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April 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
LPA has the highest academic corriculum in the area. The teacher's and staff know the student's and their needs and interests. It is the only school I would have my children attend.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2003
I graduated from LPA in 97. I'm proud to say that. The school was great and helped me prepare for college. I even got a couple of college credits before graduation. I have children now, but don't live in the area anymore. If they were to get into LPA then I might move back just for the school. LPA's a great school!

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
I have two children currently enrolled at LPA. One is a new high school student so I will need to 'experience' the environment a bit more before I can comment. I have had experience with the middle school and am extremely pleased. The teachers are accessible and always helpful if the student is having difficulties. The academics are rigorous as they are preparing many of the students for the International Baccalaureate program. LPA is the only high school in the area that offers this program. Also available is honors and advance placement courses in high school. The orchestra program is very good and has earned high awards at many competitions. Classes are small and personal. No football available, but plenty of great competitve sports are, i.e., basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, cross country, track , baseball, etc. I think LPA has a great staff and new, creative principal. Academics are the priority at Lincoln Park Academy.

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August 26, 2003
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Lincoln Park Academy
1806 Ave I, Fort Pierce, FL  34950
(772) 468-5474
Last modified Lincoln Park Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Park Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top