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Lincoln-Hancock Community School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 621 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 5, 2014

My son goes to Lincoln Hancock and based on my experience this is a very nice school. Teachers are great. They are experienced, considerate, competent and above everything else willing to do their best for the kids. My son's kindergarten teacher (last year) paid specific attention to all kids and she helped them individually with all their challenges...she'd give personal feedback to parents almost everyday to help parents in helping their kids...My son would talk about his teacher all the time and he keeps requesting us to send his little sister to same class/same school when she starts school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

LH teachers/staffs seem very nice and experience, and they are very hopefull. However, somehow the students don't seem to do well. We can look at the last year MCAS result, it was very low. Maybe something wrong with the teaching materials or the way the school setup. For example, there is no walls, no doors and BIG open windows, these would disturb the students while they're in classes. It is a hard learning environment. I hope that they can improve the environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Ive only been here a year and understand fully why this school is rated Like it is. This school has horrible teaching staff that don't display any type Of intelligence. They lack in challenging the students in work appropriate Material they request tons of money in which they need to use to To hire well trained, children friendly teachers who COMMUNICATE with the parents for the prosperity of these children.. From the teachers to The admin team this school i recommend for no child and needs to be Shut down and reconstructed. Aside from things mentioned this school Resembles a high school not a childlike look or setting, the hallways are freezing the secretaries are RUDE ... Overall the worst elemantary school for various resonings. If u want a future for your child DONT send them here.. IM MOVING ASAP !!!! This site is basically making me give stars I would give negative 5 stars... Sorry but it's the truth
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

I moved from a town that had really great school rateings and was a little nervous about my child starting Lincold Hancock. It is a big school compared to where my child was going and in a bigger city. I must say I am very happy with this school. The principle is awesome and very involved. my childs teacher is super and keeps parents very involved in the childrens work, behavior etc. They are always doing different fun projects, plays, rallys etc, GREAT SCHOOL. A+++++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I went to Lincoln Hancock back in the day and now my son goes here and I have noticed a big change. The teachers are so wonderful and the principle is doing an outstanding job, Keep up the awesome work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

This school has gone to the dogs. My son did great at a private school for pre-school, and since transferring schools its been all down hill. He hates going there. Today at school one of his fellow class mates sucker punched him. I am trying everything to get him into a different school. The bus basically picks him up right out front but I would rather walk him 2 miles then send him back there. Avoid this school at ALL COSTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Great school. They treat the children as if they are their own. Their love and patience shows how much they enjoy being there. Teaching for them is not only their job, but it's their passion.


Posted October 18, 2010

Lincoln Hancock has helped my daughter grow and learn to the fullest. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

The dedication of the staff and that they go over and above for each and every student.


Posted October 18, 2010

I Love this school because of the communication between the Teacher and I
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

they take every child educational needs into account which helps them achieve thier best and gives them confidence in themselves


Posted October 18, 2010

Dedicated, caring and giving teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

My daughter has already learned so much since the beginning of the year. The whole teaching staff is outstandingly nice and they make going to school everyday a joy for my daughter!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

The staff are truly there to help the children be as succesful as possible
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Posted October 18, 2010

I love Lincoln Hancock School, and so does my daughter - the teachers are wonderful and are always there for her, as well as the Principal and Assistant Principal. My daughter loves going to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

I love the dedication of so many of the teachers. I have never encountered a more involved & approachable Principal than Mrs. Witmer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

It is the second home to my second grader Luis. I feel safe and secure sending him there everyday. The teachers and staff are reat at doing what they are doing. With lots of patience, dedication and passion towards their students eduction, it is no wonder that year after year, my son always says his teachers are his second mom and shows great enthusiasm in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Lincoln Hancock is a great Elementary School and deserves to be choosen for this award. The teachers, staff and parents are all working together to help and support all the children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I LOVE Lincoln-Hancock School. I love the way the Principal and teachers really know all the children and make them feel very important and proud to go to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I love Lincoln Hancock School because they offer so much to my children. If they are falling behind they offer programs to help them catch up and if they are ahead they make sure they always have a challenge. They care about the whole child, family and all.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

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42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students54%
Female66%
Male41%
African American20%
Asian52%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male87%
African American80%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I82%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learners86%
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 Students42%
Female45%
Male40%
African American15%
Asian56%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
African American0%
Asian50%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities8%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 45% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 6%
Black 12% 8%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 54%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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