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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 238 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 4, 2014

Lincoln Elementary has many good qualities. But the school has a rigid atmosphere that makes the learning environment more stressful than it needs to be. Lincoln families are polite but pointedly competitive, while the administration of the school is often reactive. The combination of the two makes for a culture that is sorely lacking in imagination, synergy, and compassion. If you are new to Iowa City and interested in these qualities for your child, Lincoln may not be the best place for your family. If you like a neighborhood school that fosters competition and conformity- then you will feel very comfortable sending your child to Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

Terrific school. Couldn't be happier with the teachers, the curriculum, the facility. After-school program is particularly good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

This USED to be a wonderful school. The loss of leadership in the Principal position has affected the school in a negative manner. The part-time principal is a very poor choice for leading this school into the new era of attendance areas. Staff morale has lowered and good faculty is leaving. This is not the Lincoln of old....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2011

Lincoln as of today is still a good school. However, as many have mentioned, Lincoln's high achievement came from parental efforts. With Iowa City, and its school district unfairly treating Lincoln's attending population, paired with a loss of leadership (part time principal in 2011). Many Lincoln families are moving out of the area. Lincoln will face a different population, and it's success will for sure be a thing of the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2010

The overall school atmosphere at Lincoln elementary is outstanding! In addition to its wonderful and committed staff, the school s supportive and knowledgeable parents help offer its students a well rounded educational experience. What a student learns at Lincoln is way above and beyond any elementary school standard requirement. Class sizes are perfect. Students are placed in different classes to help them learn the best, yet there are enough combined activities to ensure all students are well adjusted socially. This website is absolutely right to rate Lincoln a 10 !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

What a wonderful school! The principal and teachers deserve a lot of credit, but so do the parents. I find that the parents of the students work very hard with their children to help them achieve success to another level. It is the school staff, atmosphere, children, and parents all working together that make this a gem! We love Lincoln for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

This is an excellent school that provides a wide range of learning opportunities. My oldest was a little slow at starting to read and was recommended for reading recovery in first grade. She loved working one-on-one with the reading teacher and never felt embarassed or out of place. She is now several grades past that and reading quite well. May or may not ever be her strong point, but it is no longer a limitation. Her teachers have all done an excellent job working with her on her weakest points, but also pointing out her strong points. My youngest is a more 'natural student' and is also doing great at Lincoln. This small school is a gem, catering to students of all abilities from my experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I home schooled my two boys of which my oldest struggled from a learning disability to enrolling them at Lincoln. I have never been more pleased with the education they have received! The past 4 years I have seen my boys grow so much from the education they recieve, along with the caring teachers & staff! I am so pleased with Mrs. kolarik {The principal } she is VERY fair & very smart & always helpful.The office has an incredible secretary that is friendly,outgoing,positive, very caring to all the childrens needs. The secretary has a hiden talent that I think any parent would want to know - she is very much hands on with our daughter who is 9 & diabetic, She has trained her self & learnt so much on her own,she is wonderfuI I feel very safe & blessed here. Kristina Barnes Lincoln lion parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

This elementary takes a very liberal approach to learning, allowing each child to learn as an individual. This is fine as long as your child doesn't have a learning disability, because this is ignored, and the buck is just passed along with nobody taking any accountability. I urge you to be proactive with your kids, whether they have learning disabilities or not. Only the parent knows their child best, and therefore is best suited to demand the best education they can receive and also to advocate for that child when it seems that no on else cares. My child would have fallen through the cracks had I not spoken up for him. The principal and teachers were good at offering excuses like 'he's a typical boy', 'check for ADHD', 'late birthday'...even though it was in the spring. Advocate for your child and demand accountability.
—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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%
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 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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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 72% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 2%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Teeters Court
Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: (319) 688-1130

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