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Lincoln Center Elementary

Public | K-6 | 967 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2014

My children went to this school for one year. I was very unhappy with the school and their lack of organization and resources. My son has an IEP and needs extra help with special education during the day. Lincoln Center was not able to give him the care as it was written in hios IEP plan. The Special Education Progam is below average and they do not have the staff or funding to support the learning needs of children that may need extra attention. They were very unorganized with my son schedule and would not follow through with the quartly learning plans discussed at conferences. This was definitley a year regression instead of progression.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

Fantastic school with creative and knowledgeable teachers! Their devotion to all children is something to be proud of. The special education department at this school, as well as, the entire district is exceptional. Proud to have been a part of this incredible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The 3 rating from greatschools.com isn't indicative of what this school is about. It is an IB school that puts your child on a fast track for the high school IB program. My child came from cottage grove to Lincoln and in 2 years his grades have gone up considerably..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I went to Lincoln Center Elementary from 1995-2001 and the teachers were the best. I learned so much I decided to be in accelerated courses in High School. If Ms. W in 6th grade is still there, she is the best, she came up to me and asked if I wanted to be in accelerated courses and I did not hesitate to say yes. i loved this school. I wrote letters to my 3rd grade teacher over summer break and loved it. Great school.


Posted August 17, 2011

My daughter went to Lincoln for about half of the school year. She didn't finish because of all the verbal and physical bullying from all of the other students. I told the principal and teacher time and time again but they never really did anything about it. They didn't seem to care that my daughter was coming home crying and covered in bruises. But luckily we found Kaposia Education Center. After we transferred her there she would come home smiling and laughing and some times even with a friend. So i would NOT recommend Lincoln but instead Kaposia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The staff , the curriculum , the students ... the fact we are an IB school , it is a GREAT school !!!


Posted March 26, 2009

My daughter loves going to school every day. Their approach to learning is engaging and she loves it. Her teachers have always been great and seem to care about each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

My daughter has attended Lincoln Center for four years and has loved it more each year. This is a great school. We are a military family and my daughter has attended four schools in 7 years; this is the best including schools that were given a better rating on great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

My Daughter is in Mrs. Bauer's class, she is a great teacher. This school is so great on focusing on each Child needs and making those needs are met. My child get title math and read and is also in Targeted services which a free program that help your get up with the class. It so nice to know that your child will not get over looked b/c he or she is not the head of the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

My daughter likes Lincoln very much. I like the way the teachers emphasize the importance of not just reading a book but enjoying it and comprehending whatever is read. (And my daughter is only in Kinder) It is very family oriented and has many extra-cirricular activites not found in many schools. IB program is excellent. My daughter knows the days of the week/months and counting alrady in spanish because of her daily bilingual teachings in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

Lincoln Center is a very close-knit and family oriented school. My children have been challenged and have had many exceptional learning opportunities. I love the focus on learning to love reading, I love that my children have had teachers who genuinely seemed to care about them and enjoy teaching.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

112 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Black73%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black55%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black59%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female74%
Male54%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male35%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students44%
Female44%
Male43%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female43%
Male44%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 73%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Black 7% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Connie Garling
Fax number
  • (651) 457-9423

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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357 9th Ave North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (651) 457-9426

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