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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 291 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2005

My daughter is involved with the local Area Education Agency, and there seems to be little to no follow through on what she truly needs in the classroom. The meetings we have seem to be simply done for paperworks sake, without my childs best interest at heart. I have voiced my concern about what her needs are in the past, to be met with promises of follow through, only to be told that there wasn't enough time that day to make the necessary phone calls, or that they would be made next week, etc. It seems as if this school spends a lot of trying to do a lot for too many kids, instead of doing good for less. I understand that this is due to overcrowding, and that's part of the problem. Patience seems to be lacking in some areas, and there is just not enough space for all these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

The quality of education students receive at Lincoln is second rate. There is great attention given to the students considered 'at risk' and the ones who are not are left to fend for themselves. The class sizes are too large with too many special needs children so the teachers are unable to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. The discipline protocol is unevenly applied and at times distorted and far beyond what the conflict calls for. Children are not sure what the exact policy is. Supervision on playground is lacking. In general, this school is at risk in more ways than the children's test scores. We have chosen to leave this school as it was not a good choice for our child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

Lincoln School has potenial. The staff and principal need to open their eyes to the changing world and listen to the concerned parents. After all the parents have a meaningful vested interest in their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

I currently have a child at this school. Many parents feel the same way, but fear retribution from teachers towards their children. This school district is a mess. There are far too many children per classroon, average being 20-25. There are some positive things going on at lincoln, but the negative seems to outweigh them. Big into fundraisers. No returns into lincoln school, that students see. System needs overhauling.
—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 77% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 81%
Black 25% 5%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 552-4050

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