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Lincoln Elementary School

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Posted February 20, 2014

My school is outstanding because we are a learning community, always willing to stretch our thinking to best meet the needs of our families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2014

Lincoln is a very good school! The staff is great and polite, everyone always has a simile on there face. The teacher teach the kids well I wouldn't take my daughter to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

Lincoln Elementary is an AMAZING learning environment. As the winner of the Swartzendruber Award for Academic Excellence the past two years in a row for having the best test scores and showing the most improvement in the Waterloo Community School District, Lincoln demonstrates their ability to provide excellent education to their students. My daughter attended Lincoln and my son is finishing up his last year at Lincoln. Lincoln has been our school for the past 8 years and I would NEVER consider enrolling them anywhere else. The professional staff is supportive, encouraging, and some of the kindest people my family has had the opportunity to know. I would STRONGLY encourage ANYONE coming to the Waterloo Community School District to consider making Lincoln Elementary their student's "home". As a parent, I have been involved with every step of my child's education and love that there is such open communication with all of the professional staff. I love being greeted with a smile and a first name basis and the overall feeling of comfort when I visit the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

My School is Lincoln. I love how the staff is always willing to help a child in need. They are the most dedicated and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2014

Love Lincoln! My child loves to go to school and enjoys all of his teachers. When I call or email the school I get an immediate reaponse. The school always sends communication in what they are doing and how my child is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

Lincoln is an awesome school to be a teacher! Excellent, hardworking staff, wonderful students and a supportive administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students65%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students77%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students57%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial10%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities14%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 5%
White 29% 81%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Hispanic 12% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
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 89%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 433-1990

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