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Lincoln Avenue Academy

Public | K-5 | 570 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2014

Being a former student I can say I love this school! The school is one of the top in the nation and stands firm on all rules. As a new mother I can't wait to enroll my child here!!! Reading some other comments I must say that the teachers should not be the only ones educating it must be going on at home as well! Care givers MUST be active just as they were to prepare the child for admission to kindergarten and ALWAYS get proper uniform or you will get a phone call! I Work with my baby every day he knows several body parts and is leArning how to count and knows two basic color and is only 13Months old =')


Posted May 8, 2014

Great school with very high standards! The academics is very good. Students are well rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Wonderful school based on Academics and learning style. But when it comes to the community service hours, mandatory dates for meetings and mandatory participation, I don't agree with. I'm a single parent with more than just one child and I also work a full-time job. Sometimes I'm unable to make meetings and all my community service hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

Good school with above average academics. I wish the county would reward their performance with better facilities. Most of the buildings are old, outdated, and honestly dirty. The bathrooms and water fountains are repugnant. The grounds are extremely small. These students and staff deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This school is great if your child is gifted and doesn't need a lot of instruction. HOWEVER, if your child actually needs instruction and needs to practice skills, be careful here. It is common to have "centers" on which the student is graded that must be completed independently without any prior instruction. As a parent, you can't help your child by practicing more at home because you don't know what or when a skill is being covered. Even if your child has attended LAA since Kindergarten, "reviews" often contain skills which your student has not been taught. Teachers do not answer emails. I strongly suspect their emails are monitored/screened by the principal. Why wouldn't a teacher respond when a parent is looking for any way to help their child do better in THEIR class? The teachers say they want to team with parents to have children succeed but there are multiple examples to the contrary. The principal believes that a child should learn everything in the classroom without any additional practice, tutoring, or support. I have multiple children of various ability levels and, yes, some children do need additional practice to be successful. Why is that a problem for this school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

worst school never will trust lincoln or lawton chiles they take from all the good students from public schools. if sleepy hill had the students still they would be a least a b
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

The school expects parents to abide by their contract and then don't hold there end of the bargain. The school has failed to provide transportation for incoming first year students and parents are required to drive their kids to school for the first few weeks is what we were told. They do have some special place for parents that have special issues like kids at multiple school but that is case by case reviewed by the principle. They stated students must were specific uniform on Monday or they will not be allowed at school, yet today (Monday) I see lots of students in the Green Polo and shorts. I can only hope the administration improves rapidly as we get into the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

Superior education in Polk County. Very pleased with all teachers. Students are held to a high standard which makes them well prepared for an IB Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

This school offers good academics, but unfortunately the parents are left to teach the children at home. Many of the teachers seem to be stressed by the principal and this spills over onto the children. There are truly a few great teachers that seem to balance it all well and are able to teach and motivate the kids. However, due to the lack of support from the principal and some of the teachers, many parents choose to withdraw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

Awesome Awesome Awsome School! I have yet to meet a teacher that was not exceptional and willing to work on what ever it takes to help your child be successful. They have a rigorous program and my children needed extra help and they were always there. The principal is beyond words and ALL of the staff are simply terrific. I could not have written a better ticket for my children's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

Lincoln top notch! Great school for gifted kids. We love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

My children and I love Lincoln. principal Mrs. Holland is wonderful, and very approachable. Great school to work with and identify gifted children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Excellent academics. Problem is with the principal. Tremendous staff/teacher turnover. Teacher/Parents are intimidated to not speak on negative issues. Teachers continue to walk on egg shells. No positive support or help from the principal to her teachers. Awards and accolades are higher priority than teaching children to be a better well rounded members of society.If interested in enrolling your child/children, Please speak with parents and or teachers outside of school grounds to find out how difficult she is. A real shame a great school has the majority of its teachers afraid to communicate with the principle in fear of retaliation or vindictiveness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

My child is a current 1st grader at Lincoln. She has attended since the beginning of kindergarten. We have been very pleased with the quality of education our child has received. Parent communication is also excellent. Teachers regularly send home information regarding classroom events and school events. We have been very please and would recommend Lincoln Academy to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2003

Excellent school with great academic standards. The alpha program is exceptional
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 56%
Black 19%
Asian 13%
Hispanic 10%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%66%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Florida Recognition "A" school (2006)
  • Shining Star (2006)
  • 5 Star School (2006)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50am
School end time
  • 2:30pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MRS. EVELYN HOLLEN
Fax number
  • (863) 499-2959
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1330 North Lincoln Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805
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Phone: (863) 499-2955

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