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William H Lincoln

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Posted September 26, 2013

This school is great and some teachers are nicer then others. They are extremely friendly towards my child and I would recommend this school to anyone in the brookline area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I have two children in Lincoln and am not impressed. At first glance, the school is a charm. However, when dealing with teachers, I have found them to be extremely ineffective in solving problems. I am met with huge smiles and huge promises but the bottom line is, they don't follow through. My children have learned from a very early age that adults are not people they can trust to handle bullying. They have learned that school is something to tolerate and that learning happens on their own terms at home. It is very sad to me to watch this happen in the early school years. The administration of Brookline schools follows a similar tactic. They "listen" and "promise" but in the end, throw the problems back onto the children. There are serious issues with bullying at Lincoln and as I see it, the anti-bullying policy is little more than a poster on the wall. As a parent, it is very frustrating to be promised change, then to watch teachers and administrators not follow through. It has happened so many times that it is hard to believe that this is merely an unintentional oversight. The effect on my children is that they have lost faith in adults and in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

We have been at Lincoln for almost two years (5th grade boy, 3rd grade girl) after coming from another highly rated suburban Boston school district. The leadership at Lincoln is remarkable, as are most of the faculty and students. It has been a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

We moved to Brookline for the "excellent schools" but have been very disappointed with the performance and steady decline of Lincoln school. The lack of leadership (4 principals in 6 years) is prevalent in the academic scoring of this school. We moved to this area specifically for this school but are the latest in a long line of parents to pull our child out at middle school level. Some of the teachers are fantastic, alas they are in the minority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

This is a wonderful school with a outstanding educational program. The staff is great, the building is modern and the amenities are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Have had two children attend the Lincoln School - the Elementary school is outstanding - That said, we bought a home specifically in the Lincoln School Zone becasue of its reputation - what we didn't know is that the middle school is somewhat dysfunctional (and apparently has a reputation among Lincoln families past and present for being so) - we are just the most recent of many families (~7-8 kids in my child's class to leave since 6th grade) to withdraw our child and place them in private school - This is our experience - just something to consider - ask other parents - consider other Brookline schools perhaps
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

This was the location of the Park School, which is now elsewhere in Brookline. It was a wonderful location, and I have fond memories of the cluster of woodframe, clapboard buildings that made up the campus. Park had more grades, but about the same size student body as Lincoln does today. The yellow building at the end of Kennard road used to be our upper school, library and extended to the old barn, which was our gym and dining hall. A new building was built in the 60's, which all the students contributed to - I guess all of these buildings are now only a memory. I hope all the students, parents and teachers enjoy their time on Kennard Road, and have as many happy memories of it as I do. Ms L Charles (Park class of '70)


Posted April 1, 2009

I have a child enrolled in Lincoln and everything is good accept the attitude of some stuff. I wish they were less snob-y, more respectful and care. More supportive, open and considering the child needs. They pushing only their rules and ignoring outsiders opinions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I think that Lincoln is a fabulous school to be in. The academic programs are great, the school is very involved in music. Students probably get gym class at least twice a week, and other activity classes are great also. Because Lincoln is a pretty small school, parents often know the school and the people involved in it fairly well. They always attend school activities and help the school. Lincoln has many nice students and parents too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I currently have three children at Lincoln. It is an amazing school and an even more amazing community. Although it is one of the most diverse schools in Brookline, it has one of the strongest PTO's and the hightest MCAS scores in the district. The exterior of the building is gorgeous and in this case you really can 'judge a book by its cover'.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female68%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female79%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female87%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female80%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female71%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 51% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 6%
Hispanic 12% 16%
Black 9% 8%
Two or more races 7% 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 participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brookline, MA 02445
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