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Lincoln Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1091 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2014

My children had a great experience at the middle school! We moved into the district and considered sending our kids to one of the charter schools but we are so glad that we decided on LMS. The education is excellent, the teachers are outstanding, and the district as a whole has a great sense of community. We are huge fans of Lincoln!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

we started 6th grade at a charter school because we'd heard negative things about the middle school. however, we've moved our daughter to 7th at lms and are finding it to be a great experience for her. the teachers are involved, the curriculum is challenging and the building is organized. there's typical middle school behaviors, some swearing, minimal fights etc. as a social worker, I'm realistic. my daughter indicates she is happy here. I love that the teachers send weekly updates and are very, very good at communicating with us. no teaching to the test either. parental involvement is also key to keeping the school from becoming a rowdy and frightening place for middle schoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

My son's experience grades 6-8 have been wonderful. The teachers are wonderful and the student body is well maintained. My son has advanced in many areas. He has not missed one day of school since starting in the 6th grade. He loves it. I feel safe sending him there and the staff have always been willing to address any concerns I may have regarding my sons progress. The school is very good about sending out emails weekly letting you know about upcoming events and well as calling with the same info. I always feel up to date. PowerSchool is a great tool and I am always able to keep up on my sons progress.We love it at Lincoln Middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2012

this school is not good. no sense of community between teachers and parents. their IEP process sucks. I have never had a teacher grade papers during an IEP but at Lincoln you will. not a good school for special needs the teachers are not willing to help at all. would not recommend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

My son is a 6th grader at LMS and loves it! I was worried about sending him there because I had heard negative things about the school. None of it was true. The teachers have been top notch and my son is thriving there. Don't listen to all of the negativity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

I am glad to be at Lincoln Middle School. I dont want to go to any other middle school but LMS. My grandpa, dad, and his siblings,and now me and my little sister all went to Lincoln Consolidated Schools. And we all went to Brick too!!!!!


Posted March 26, 2010

I think the school is fine it is the leadership here the vice princical targets children that she doe's not want there. She documents false paperwork to get rid of the child and threathens staff members to keep their jobs safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I am so glad to have my daughter in this school, the teachers are second to none. I have even had phone calls from a teacher trying to find out some of my daughters interest to help make learning more interesting for her. When we first moved here, my wife didn't know how to get to the school, the guidance counsler offered to drive to our house and let her follow her back to the school. I never imagined that teachers and counslers could care so much & take such interest, I am glad to be shown they can. From my experiences so far, this school is second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I rate this school because I hate the kids and teachers there. Too much homework! Don't waste your time here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My son just started the Middle school and I already love it. He is involved in clubs and activities already. His teachers are very nice. His homeroom teacher even called my home to give me a good update without my having asked her. We loved Brick and So far it holds true in Lincoln Middle School as well. They have new white touch boards in the class rooms giving a technical boost to learning, in addiction to the computer labs and library. The school itself is very clean and well organized. It is reminiscent of what you expect in a high school I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I rate this school that because they have too many rules and there are certain teachers who are not giving extra help to other children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

We have two kids at Lincoln Middle School. It is not a friendly building for parents and there is not much of a sense of community. The building itself is very clean and nice. The library is very nice. We need a lot more after school clubs for the kids. Too many of them are gertting into trouble. The teachers are pretty good but they don't seem willing to do much after school. No complaints about bus or lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

LMS has many good things going for them. If your child is a good student they should do well. If your child has behavior problems they are given to many chances in my opinion. Discipline is not consistent. The bus service is not bad but in need of better administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

My son is only half way through his first year at LMS but we are very satisifed so far. He is in honor classes and maintaining an A grade point. The teachers seem to be very involved with the students education. My son's core team has set up a great web page to help parents keep up with school assignments and communicate with the teachers. If he ever stays home sick he emails them and they email right back all missed assignments that day. My only complaint is not a lot of communication about after school/ sport actvities. The principal seems very hands on and tough! The bus system is the worst and the biggest draw back for any Lincoln School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I am a parent of 2 Lincoln Middle School children. There are some wonderful educators at Lincoln who seem to do a super job with the kids. The principle is very safety oriented, involved, and by far one of the best I have ever met. The building itself is by far the cleanest and nicest in the area. The only real fallbacks for Lincoln is the over crowded classrooms. (the teachers seem to deal with it pretty well though) Avg. size seems to be mid 20s plus. The other fallback is the limited number of advanced classes available to students requiring them. One other area of concern are the crowded buses and the level of acting up the kids to get away with - I don't think the drivers can much deal with the issues if they can't pinpoint who is causing the problems. Overall a super school, and awsome staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

As a parent I have been very pleased with the education my son has received at Lincoln Middle School. We also had our daughter graduate from Lincoln Consolidated and have been very happy with the dedication seen by the teachers who are very active in our childrens education.
—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 42% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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27%

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23%

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19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

274 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

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62%

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63%

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63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 27% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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19%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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23%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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52%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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53%

2013

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
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 35% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 60% 69%
African-American 30% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 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 56%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Christopher Roberts
Fax number
  • (734) 484-7088

Programs

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8744 Whittaker Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Phone: (734) 484-7033

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