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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School5
Posted April 16, 2012
- a parent
LOVE Lincoln! Great principal, great teachers, great enviornment as far as other kids and parents. From the start they recognized my daughter's needs and met them on both ends of the spectrum (she needed help with handwriting and yet was an advanced reader and received instruction from both the occupational therapist and the gifted teacher). The facilities are wonderful as well. I would highly recommend Lincoln to another parent as it has exceeded my high expectations.
Wonderful school. My daugher graduated from a primary montessori program and stared 1st grade at Lincoln. The teachers and staff are caring and supportive. The homework is appropriate. My daughter loves her teacher and looks forward to going to school ever day.
Strong art, music, PE & library programs. Concern re recent test scores is misplaced when consider both racial diversity here & the absurdity of certain No Child Left Behind requirements. Gifted teacher has hands full due to school size & would clearly prefer time to be more creative but still fits in some awesome projects (e.g. global Virtual Classroom for 5th graders). Most teachers do well meeting kids' needs at various levels. OP parents are opinionated & demanding, yet the vast majority of Lincoln families love the school. 2 good options for after-school care for working parents. Principal has her teachers' backs (at times to a fault, per some parents) & gives them respect & autonomy. Teacher morale is thus high & teachers have very strong bonds & good mentoring relationships. Do NOT move here w/ unrealistic hopes of Spanish fluency. Partial Span. immersion program has definite benefits, but space is ltd (1 out of 4-5 classrooms per grade) & even then, this is NOT full immersion, & teachers still have to get through ALL the same curriculum in the same time as others)
I am a former student and all I can say is that I spent some of the best days of my childhood Up and Lincoln. I learned so much from the staff. The teachers are so nice, loving, caring, and they are the kind of people that you can talk to about anything. I have no negative things to say. Any child who comes to Lincoln is in good hands and is super lucky to be in a place with such compassionate people. Enjoy your time at Lincoln because I will warn you that when you get to Brooks, it is a WHOLE different story.
If you are aiming for average, then this is a good school. Average discpline problems, average (or slightly below) academic performance, above average art & music. Seemingly 'progressive' 1st and 2nd grade options only bring all of the children down to the lowest common denominator. If you have a child with special needs or learning challenges, this is an excellent school. If you have an above average child or one that needs advanced challenges, this school fails miserably.