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Lincoln Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 560 students

 
 

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Posted March 17, 2009

My son likes going to school, he likes his teacher and his classmates, and believe me this is a great way to start the day! I would like to see the teachers get more money for what they do and see the schools get more money for the children, after all they can go to school for 18 hours a day, but it's what they learn and who teaches them that counts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

This school violates childrens fundemental rights. I will be taking my child out at the end of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

i have been going to lincoln for only 4 days and the teachers and the students are so cool and nice. the kids are so nice the just wantend to help me and be my friend i was so happy to be going to lincoln it is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2008

Have had multiple bad experiences that have not been handled appropriately by administration, thus we are changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

We had out child at Lincoln Middle School for only 1 semester. After 2 weeks of being there he was begging us to attend another middle school. He would tell us about the endless number of fights each day during lunch. He is a middle of the road kid and because of that he was around all of this behavior. I believe if your child is in the gifted programs they might be segregated from a lot of the 'bad' behavior. I do have to say hats off to the teachers there. They were amazing and we contacted them a number of times about our son. It is not the teachers or the administration... It is the kids, which is a reflection of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

My son is in Lincoln Middle School, and I hjave been happy with him there. They seem to run a tight ship which is important for a Middle School! The Administrator for each grade moves up each year the students move up so the administrator knows the children very well. I think this is a plus. My son is in gifted, and he gets a great higher level of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

The magnet system is very good. The separation of students allows for less disruption between grades. The 'majors' offered allow students to pick a choice of their interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Through our experience at Lincoln all of the emphasis and help seems to be only on the 6th grade and sadly wanes as the child progresses into 7th and 8th where the team leaders and some teachers in the medical program particularly are more inclined to shuffle parent inquiries around and redirect them to a website that is rarely updated with any current information regarding upcoming events. Children are inadequately prepared for FCAT as indicated by the recent crises affecting Manatee County and alarmingly low FCAT scores www.bradenton.com further the recent implementation and elimination of a choir program leaving children with only a choice of band or orchestra without so much as any explanation to parents and student affected. HOSA/FFA are only available if your child elects to participate in the Enviormental program and are fee-based. Palmetto police are always present to break up fights and drugs seized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Lincoln Middle School is a great school. My children are getting a quality education by caring teachers, learning to use top of the line technology, exposure to diverstiy and are participating in various extra curricular activities like Student Council, FFA, HOSA, and more. I am very pleased with our experience at Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

We found the entire staff helpful and available to ease our fears of moving from Elementary to Middle School. 6th Grade Medical teachers were an inspiration and kept our daughter challenged, providing an enjoyable learning experience. Staff members I had the pleasure to interact with handled issues efficiently, courteously, and satisfactorily. We are looking forward to 7th grade with gusto!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%
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 47% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
72%
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 78% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
Black 26%
White 26%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 138%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 29%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%54%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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305 17th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
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