I think that others should know that Lincoln is very fun. The kids are very outgoing. And this Is My second year there and the classes are respectful and understanding and answer every question you have. You should never feel left behind especially in class. My school should at least fix the desk and clean the lockers more often .
I graduated from Lincoln High and it's a great school. People who complain about Lincoln being unsafe are misinformed. I was there for four years, I seen two fights. As well a prejudice school that's untrue as well with a mixed staff and, student body no racial conflicts at all. I been in much worse school districts than Lincoln, and compared to them Lincoln was heaven. I never felt unsafe there once. I loved my high school, still do.
I graduated from Lincoln and I find it repulsive how many negative comments I see about this school. I had an amazing High School experience and was completely prepared for college! I would encourage parents to send their children to Lincoln high school.
I myself was a Lincoln High School student and back then there was alot of prejudice at Lincoln and I see that it hasn't really changed very much. The degree of their prejudice is unacceptable. The way that our children are treated unnerves me. My daughter has only been attending Lincoln High since September, and has experienced predjudice on several different levels. It has deminished her self esteem, as well as her drive to succeed.
I was a student, who dropped out halfway through my senior year because of the anxieties caused by other students. Being unable to attend regular classes, I was plagued by teachers trying EVERY day to suspend me for my spotty attendance. Lincoln is a completely unsafe environment, its a usual sight to see students rushing toward a fight to catch a glimpse, and then see the deputy and hall monitor taking their time, conversing and walking slowly toward the situation. The two lunchrooms are EXTREMELY segregated. A white student would not be seen in the East lunchroom. I advise parents to think long and hard about sending their children to this establishment. Having been a student, I do not recommend Lincoln High School to anyone. To put it in perspective, I dropped out of school and would rather have a GED for the rest of my life than finish at Lincoln High School.
I am going to be a senior for the 2009-2010 school year.. I have gone to lincoln since preschool. The teachers are overall pretty good at what they do but however some of them have no clue what order is. Classes go from formal to crazy through out the day. I would like to see not only more input and help from the teachers but the parents as well. The principal this year and last year has been very helpful in retaining order to our school. He is basically trying to fix the mess colman made. If everyone in our school worked as well as he and some of the other staff does we would be atleast a 4 star school.
Im grateful for a sight like this and I am glad that you screen the ratings before you place them on the sight. I will try again without being so subjective. I am just a little frustrated with the way things are currently handled. I have been in contact with the administration and every teacher as long as we have been in the district (8 years). Things dont really start to go down hill untill the kids get a little older. I wish I knew what it would take to get things back on track for all of the childrens sake. I know that my initial review had somethings that probably were not right to say, but also some of the things were facts that anyone can pull up on the Michigan Dept. of Education websight. Dont take my word for it look for your self.
I have two teens that go to Lincoln High School. There are some very awesome teachers there, but the problem with the education there seems to be more of a student issue. Both of my girls say they have many students in class that just don't do the work, pay attention, or respect the teachers...which leads to another problem, why arent the parents involved?? If you ask the techers they say that they try to get the parents involved - but the parents in most cases seem to think that Lincoln is basically free daycare. Great!! The AP classes I am afraid to say are lacking in numbers. Again, ask the teachers and counselors and they tell you they just don't get student enrollment they should in AP classes so they end up having to drop the class due to low enrollment. Female sports? Poor! Its very male sport oriented.
I have been to Lincoln all my life. I loved it! There are awesome teachers that have over 40 years of experience. However, they do have some bad ones. I think the parent involvement should be better. Even though not all the sports have winning records they are still competetive. Lincoln has an excellent music and arts program . I am very proud to say I am a Lincoln Alumni.
There are some good teachers and some great students, just like anywhere however, admin doesn't back the staff, budget cuts are in the millions, parents aren't all as involved as they should be, sexual pressure and promiscuity are prevalent, violence/fights were really bad the last few years, seems a bit better this year. If you have a special ed student, think long and hard before placing your child here. Meet with some parents, meet with the staff and admin before enrolling if you can. Really check it out. You cant get these years back for you child.
The academic programs are lagging due to budget confinements and lack of interest both on behalf of parents and students. Education starts at home. The music programs are good, and the instructors are knowledgeable. The art program, while the instructors are great, needs room to grow. Sports programs are poorly managed and, thus, poorly coached. There are many top-notch teachers, but the bad apples really do spoil the bunch. New administrative staff members are clueless and their performance is poor. LINCOLN! PROMOTE FROM WITHIN! We need knowledgeable, familiar people in administrative offices! Outsourcing was a HUGE mistake. While there are many involved parents, most either aren't involved enough, or just aren't involved at all. Too many think of the school as a day care center, and that their responsibilities to their children stop once they get to school. Oh, and the three million dollar plus budget deficit doesn't help
Many of the honors/Advanced program classes had to be cut. Most of my kids teachers have been very helpful, you just have to ask or even e-mail them, most are already stretched thin. The music program could use some funding. The athletics department - I am not sure who gets any funding. Its not the girls teams, as we have to transport our kids (sometimes) buy uniforms, equipment, food/snacks for away events, and sometimes time, set up and take down equipment.
The 2006-2007 school year is not looking good. Education is not being fulfilled because the school does not have enough order. Very poor school.
many of the parents responding sound very angry. They need to realize that bailing and not addressing their child's real concerns will only carry over to the next district. If a child is failing, more than likely they will fail anywhere they go. Why? Because they probably never did well and now the parents are panicking and want to blame someone. I am an elementary educator and I tell parents every year that their child is struggling but they don't think about the future until it's too late. I have never heard of a techer that wouldn't work with a parent or provide a resource for them to help their child succeed. I am sorry they feel this way, but placing blame on a school isn't going to make a child succeed or a school improve. Why not work to make things better and get out of denial!
I had a child graduate from Lincoln this year. And another child that left the district to go to a school of choice. I feel that the school has grown too fast and doesn't have the teachers or administration to handle that growth. I was not very pleased with the academic programs at the school. Most of the teachers are just there to get paid, and don't care if the students get the material or not. While others are very caring. As far as the sports is concerned, track and soccer seem to get most of the money. The girls teams are left behind. I pay a lot in taxes and feel the school should have a better sports program then they do. I should not have to pay for my kids to be involved in sports. - very unsatisfied parent
I Have had three children graduate from Lincoln, my last just this past year, 2005. I feel the academic programs are very poor, the classes are too large and it a big problem for a student to learn when books have to be shared. I feel I pay enought in taxes that is should have never ever happened. I also feel that Lincoln is way behind in their programs, they only seem to offer the basics, the world is more than just basics. The art and music are fine. The sports program has gone down hill in the past eight years, that I'm ashamed to admit that my son/daughter played for Lincoln. It seems to me that the sports that get the most attention are the maled sports, this I know from experience, I had one in both. The parent involvement is a joke, don't even want to get into that.
I am a Lincoln parent and teacher. Last year was the first year that my daughter was enrolled in school within the district, and I was more than pleased with her experiences there. As a teacher, though, I am more than let down. I am on my child every day regarding her school work; many of the parents that I have contacted have no idea of what classes they are in, let alone what they are doing within those classes. Many common responses from parents are 'I can't help them with that' or 'I'll have a sibling help'. I have students that miss school because they are out seeing Star Wars or something similiarly irresponsibe. No Child Left Behincd should be changed to Parent's Don't You Leave Your Child Behind with regards to many Lincoln parents. - A concerned parent and educator
I am sorry to hear that some people have bad experiences with these schools. My son was doing horrible in grade school, but when he got into the junior high, he was led back in the right direction by a team of fantastic teachers. Now that he is in high school, he has been paired with a wonderful counselor and is on the B honor roll. This is a first for him and I have no one to thank for this but the teachers at Lincoln. They are GREAT. He is a football player and helps out as an assistant coach on his sisters little league softball team. But people have to be involved from the get go, not after the fact. I applaud all of the parents who volunteer their time and there are alot of them. I would recommend this school to anyone who asks about it. GO LINCOLN!
I thought that lincoln was a great school until i sent my children there . Lincoln is very unfair and prejudice. Lincoln has a very unsafe enviornment . My daughter attends lincoln currently and was threatened , the girl said that she was going to stab my daughter and i notified the deputy and the administration and they did nothing about it and said that they could not take action until something actually happened. I feel like my children are at risk at lincoln and I would not recommend that any other parents beside myself should send their children to lincoln high, middle, or any elementary.
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