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Lincoln Trail Elementary School

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Posted July 16, 2012

LTE has bent the rules as far as they could go without breaking them. My child went through the entire school year, and we never ever knew there was a problem in a particular subject while excelling to the top of the class in others. LTE calls us in on the last day of school to tell us that they are going to retain our child in the same grade! why did we not hear of this problem sooner??? "It looked as if the child was making progress, I'm sorry I didn't call you sooner." Retaining my child for only one subject while the child excels in all others will only hinder them educationally, retention is not an option! However the counselor immediately informed me that my opinion did not matter and I was only there to get on board with the idea :/ Now I'm paying a tutor to teach my child what LTE was incapable of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

This is our first year at Lincoln Trail and both of my sons have special needs. I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader. Three days after being in the school I get a phone call from the counselor telling me they would be putting my 1st grade son back in K and 5 weeks later they want to move my other son down a grade. Something as serious as a possible grade change, the school needs to call you into the school for a conference and show you why, but LTE has the counselor call you on a Friday evening to tell you your child will be going to a lower grade starting Mon. Some teachers were defensive when questioned about strategies used with my son. Hardin County District will not listen to you if there are concerns about LTE because they supposedly are rated the best performing for the district.I was told how suprised they were to hear of any complaint and that parents were beating down the doors to get into that school so I should feel lucky to be there. If your child does not fit the LTE mold and make the scores you are in for a giant battle.This school does have several positives, but for my family they have made us, as parents, feel so cornered with decisions about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I would not recommend this school for any child who has special needs. I am also interested in finding student retention data for this school.


Posted July 3, 2011

We have had 3 children attend Lincoln Trail. Every year has been a successful one. One of my children has Tourette's and was diagnosed while attending there. The teachers were helpful in observing and communicating to me, as well as being receptive to being educated and understanding about Tourette's. Also, have 2 that were gifted and talented at the school and were able to be challenged.I believe that volunteering when you can and being involved will impact your child's education at any school, and I have always felt welcome at Lincoln Trail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

I am a parent here at Lincoln Trail Elementary. I have a gifted child who attends this school. They have absolutely bent over backwards to help me and my family. The school is inviting and the warm friendly staff is always ready to be of service. the administration is always available and they stand outside the office everyday to greet the kids as they come into the building. I love the school and the people there. Thank you LTE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

My daughter goes to Lincoln Trail and I think that it is an excellent school. Lincoln Trail Elem. has the best teachers in the county. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help a student no matter what it takes. The special ed. team at Lincoln Trail is also excellent. They always work hard to make sure no children are left behind. The adminstration has done a very good job making sure that the school is up to date on all technology. They have made sure that each classroom has a smartboard, projection device, CPS system and a sound field. This is excellent for our kids success. My child is in the first grade and she came home telling me that they are using the 2nd grade study island on the smartboard along with the CPS system. What great technology vocabulary for a first grader. Wow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I attended this school as a child and actually moved back to this area to enroll my children at Lincoln Trail. For the most part, I have been happy with the school. My husband and I are very involved, but have experienced a few challenges. When my oldest was in kindergarten he was lost on the bus the first day of school, subsequently this also happened to my daughter (she was put on the wrong bus). We had a second grade teacher that should not have been granted a teaching degree (she has since resigned) and felt after several meetings with the principal that our concerns fell on deaf ears. After my eldest child's 2nd grade year it has been smooth sailing. Both of my children have needed extra help learning to read and the special education teachers have been wonderful. I cannot sing their praises loud enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Student population is not diverse. Lincoln Trail has some great teachers and some terrible teachers. Administration and faculty overreact to any child that is not the stereotypical, perfect child. If your child misbehaves in any way be prepared for some drama.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I'm very disappointed in the school, the STEP program at this school and the quality of education my special needs child is receiving. The only positive thing has been the therapy team he has, which are some of the best therapist in the county. Lincoln Trail does have an awesome speech program and has been the biggest influence in me keeping my child at this school. If I had it all to over again I would not select this school or this program for my special needs child. I Hope that ANY parent considering this program would investigate it completely before placing their child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

This school only wants kids to fit their mold. they do not want to help any special needs child and feel that any child is different is bad. my kindergardner came home from school crying after a month declaring herself a bad kid. I am currently reviewing other options for schools for her because she is so miserable there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

As a parent with children who attended Lincoln Trail for the past 10 years, I can say this has been a wonderful school in all areas. The academics are challenging, the music program is excellent, and in my experience there has been a lot of parent envolvment. I appreciate the teachers I have worked with and have never felt like I couldn't talk to them about my child's progress. There are always going to be disruptive students but in my experience, the teachers handled these students the best they could. If more parents were involved with their students at home and took an interest in their learning it would help all the students advance but this would only happen in a perfect world so Lincoln Trail does a great job overall in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

This school demands 'cookie-cut' children. They do not want children that they deem to be deviant or challenging. Lunches are small and over-priced. Parent involvement is good, but at times it places a lot of pressure on the students because some of the parents cannot be as involved and thus causes them to feel inadequate and embarrassed. Some of the teachers are not friendly and do not want to associate with the children in the parking lot of the school. This also causes distress because they are clearly rejecting the child. If I did not live in this school district or if I could claim private school on my taxes, my child would not be enrolled in any Hardin Co. Public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2004

This school has awful lunches and mean teachers. The only good thing is parent involvement. It is clean and the kids are disciplined.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
19%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female76%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female56%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students25%
Female38%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 81%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 11%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 42%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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