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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 452 students

 

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Posted January 1, 2014

We are new here, 3 of my kids attend this school - 1st, 2nd and 4th grade. We heard negative reviews about this school, but when we met the principal and teachers and were encouraged. The campus is old but we found it charming. We love the 2nd and 4th grade teachers, they have communicated well and care a lot. One of my kids has a learning disability and the resource program seemed like it would be great. But the head of that dept never followed through on her word to keep me updated. I can't tell if my kids are doing well or if they just seem well in comparison to low score average of this school. At our last (higher scores) school they struggled. My major complaint and why we are moving, has to do with the other kids and parents. My kids have never been bullied before coming here. But they are mistreated here. Each day they ask me what a new sexual and drug related term means that another student told them. The teachers are aware of the problems and have spoken to parents about the issues. The environment and climate is made up of the kids and their influences, not just how good the teachers are. There are some good kids here. But, so many of the students are a rough crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

We moved 70 miles to get out of our old school district and have been very happy with this School. The principal is really great working with our kids. I have a son in 4th grade that is very advanced and the school and teacher has been great with keeping him busy and challenging him. I look forward to the rest of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

Good on every level! Kudos to everyone! Great library and AR program. Great teachers and the principal. Kids love it! Thank you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

Lincoln is an excellent school! The teachers are so committed to their students. I admire the staff for their ability to go above and beyond the call of duty. They truly care about their students.


Posted January 4, 2008

This school is one of the best. You can feel it in the air that they care about the students. They encourage reading, and work with the students and parents. My child attended this school last year, but for the first part of this year, he attended a different school. I got him back in this school, and He's happier, I don't have to fight him to get him to do his homework. He loves his teacher and the staff. With the new schools going up, I only hope that they can have a staff as great as lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

What a wonderful school. The teachers, staff and especially the principal are outstanding. They make me want to go back to elementary school!
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Posted August 22, 2005

We have a 1st grader and a 4th grader at Lincoln Elementary this year (2005-2006). It has been our experience that teachers and staff our helpful and involved, willing to listen to parents and dedicated to their students. Our children have had some special needs that have been cheerful met and dealt with. The principal, Mrs. Beth Olmstead, has been a particularly effective and innovative administrator and friend to children. She seems to know all the students by name. A great principal like Beth has the respect and esteem of students, teachers, and parents. Lincoln is the number 1 school in TwinFalls, Idaho.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special education46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special education73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students82%
Female93%
Male74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female93%
Male70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indiann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 78%
Hispanic 25% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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238 7th St North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 733-1321

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