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Lincoln School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 408 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2012

Not only is this school of the highest quality when it comes to educators and staff, it does a very good job of making each child feel like a part of a school family. Out of the three elementary schools in this district (which are all wonderful), this one seems to shine the brightest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

I've had children in each of the three elementary schools in St. Joe over the last 15 years and I would say without question, that Lincoln is the best. Students are valued and there's a feeling of family from the principal to the teachers to the kitchen workers. Everyone works together to make this school the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Lincoln is a great school. They offer a wide variety of programs including conflict managers, safety patrol, forgein language club, math center, ski club, scouts, girls on the run, student council, spelling bee, swimming lessons, incredible field trips, science olympiad, news team, skate nights, talent shows, ice skating, buddies, banking, school store, blossomtime youth parade float, productions, track and field day with relays, special thanksgiving meal and a pancake breakfast. These are just to name a few...! I couldn't ask for a better school. Hands down, the best school around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The best, and working hard every day to be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

This school is absolutely wonderful. I have two boys there now and they have loved each and every minute. The principal and staff are amazing....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

We moved to this school last year and have been really pleased. The principal and staff are wonderful and the academics are top notch! They make and effort to customize each child's educational experience based on their academic level. They have great programs for the kids like circle of friends, conflict managers, science olympiad, and grade-level plays/programs. All in all, a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

i lovee lincoln school because it s enviromental friendly, everyone in there is extremely nice with each other, i haven t herad about any bullying since my son is in school. Whenever the kids have a problem they have this great circle of frinds where the same kids from school(but older boys) help you out whith whatever problem you re having, like free counseling with other kids! it s nice and the kids feel open to talk about their problems becasue it s not directly to the teacher whom they re talking directly. The food in the cafeteria is great aswell! bathrooms and halls, aswell as library and hallways are super clean always! the principal has made a greta job with thiss school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have had the pleasure of being a member of the Lincoln School family since 2005. The people at this school are eager to make sure every child learns and in a positive way. There is just a 'feel good' attitude here. They learn the academics but they also learn how to be better people. Treat each other with respect. My daughter loves this school and we will miss it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

Both of my boys have had a great time at this school. The teachers really care about each student and help them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 40% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

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54%

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46%

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46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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85%

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87%

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2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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66%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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87%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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60%

2013

 
 
55%

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58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 69%
African-American 5% 18%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian N/A 1%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Wagner
Fax number
  • (269) 926-3703

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1102 Orchard Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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