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Lincoln School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 24 students

 
 

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Posted June 21, 2013

We have been very impressed with the Lincoln School. The access to specialists (reading, speech, etc., etc.) is excellent, as is the skill level of the teachers who quickly recognize any need for such resources. The classes are small and include strong lead teachers and assistants who really get to know the kids in their classes. We've been impressed with the K-4 principal who also takes the time to get involved with the students. The art teacher is excellent. The kids do some interesting projects, connecting art with other subjects. We recently had a field trip to the deCordova sculpture park that combined K students with 6th grade partners. The third graders participated in a "wax museum" this spring which was very impressive. The teachers are creative and fun and work to build classrooms that are interesting, positive environments for the kids. We love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

The previous parent comments about Hanscom are misleading. The Hanscom School is administered by Lincoln, but its student body is limited to children living in Hanscom Air Force Base housing. Money provided under this contract is used on base, except that some administrative personnel share duties (and funding) with the Lincoln School. Graduates of the Hanscom School go on to Bedford High School, under a contract with that town. Lincoln residents have no access to the Hanscom School except though an authorized base pass which may be issued at the Base Commander's discretion when needed. The Lincoln School serves the rest of the residents of Lincoln, and has an active Metco program to help add some diversity to the student population. The quality of education is excellent, and the buildings are located in a woodsy campus-like setting. The town is currently discussing options for upgrades to the physical structures. My daughter loved her years there and has gone on to great success in college. Graduates of the Lincoln School choose between the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, or Minuteman Regional Vocational School (or any number of private schools).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

We take pride in getting Hancoms Contract Money for Lincoln residents! We continue to excel due to Hanscoms funds. We take time to show each individual Lincoln resident child how to use military and 'divisity' money to our full advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

We take pride in getting Hancoms Contract Money for Lincoln residents! We continue to excel due to Hanscoms funds. We take time to show each individual Lincoln resident child how to use military and 'divisity' money to our full advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

best school!!!!! excellent school.. it makes all boston schools look like crap
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Lincoln's support system is commendable. The teachers truly care about each and every student. The environment is very welcoming from PK through the higher grades all students are given their share of attention which makes learning much easier. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Excellent school. Teachers first rate. They have excellent recruitment of teachers. Top heavy in administrators but that is common. Top rating due to the highly educated community the school is in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The whole staff in the lincoln public schools are so dedicated to the children of Lincoln and the METCO program. fFrom preschool all the way to grade 8. You could not ask for a better group. They all work together as one big team to give these children the best education ever. Any child would be fortunate to go to the Lincoln schools.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male94%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male62%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female59%
Male77%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
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%
Female96%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female78%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


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 66% 67%
Black 11% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 6% 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 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 259-9404

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