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Kansas City, MO
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2111 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

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(816) 418-3000
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April 29, 2014
This school has the best Chemistry teacher and students. They are doing work at a college level.

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May 17, 2012
Kansas City is lucky to have such a great school!! What a positive difference these teachers make in the lives of children.

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September 08, 2011
I've been a parent at this school since 2000. Lincoln is one of the strongest public high schools in the region. The school ranked tops on state assessments and in national rankings, the school surpassed the Johnson County, Kansas, and suburban KCMO high schools. It's wonderfully diverse, has a lot to offer families and gives students an introduction to living in a multicultural society. It's a winner!

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April 17, 2011
The teachers seem to not care about the students. I had a meeting with the Vice Principal about academic probation and he said the teachers would keep in touch if my sons grades started to slip. I only recieved 2 calls during the entire school year about my son's progress and the second one was just to suggest I transfer him to a different school in the middle of the semester.

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March 12, 2011
This is a wonderful school in my opinion. I am a 9th grader at LCPA and have been going to Lincoln since 6th grade and i am proud to say that i go to Lincoln College Prep Academy. The one down fall to Lincoln is its very uneventful, you basically are going through the motions until you graduate. I do wish there were more fun ways to learn but that's with all schools. One plus is it is very diverse many different races and people go to this school, yet its not segregated in any way. Like every school there are cliques and the "mean girls" but bullying is disciplined very well (even though it seems every year we get a new administration due to KCMSD). If your in the KCMSD Lincoln is a great choice for your child.

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May 15, 2010
Good to see the "old castle on the hill", is rated so highly. A 9 out of 10 speaks for itself. This school is the beacon light for the district. As an graduate of the school back in the mid 90's, I am proud. I now, am seeking similar results for elementary schools for my children.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2009
I have a child who graduated in '07 and a child who is now a sophomore at the school. While not pefect, this school does prepare children for college and life. The diversity, the strong performance on MO MAP test, the stellar band, Robotics, Latin and Debate make this a school worth checking out.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2009
My son is a junior this year. I also so have a son who graduated in 06 from here. This school is definetly not the school it used to be. Principals changed too many times and the teachers too, No college prep certified teachers in the class room. Counselors are not as good as they used to be either. TheY don't seem to care.

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February 07, 2009
This school is alright. It's not perfect, but it's not terrible. It's better than most schools in the KCMSD (Kansas City Missouri School District) because of its history, extracurriculars, and higher requirements for graduation. It offers a nice IB and AP dual credit program for those who want to try and enter college as a sophomore, because I know many of the school in the district don't really have anything like that. But, some troublemakers tend to slip in through the cracks a little too often and teachers and security aren't really doing anything about it. Our principals have changed every year I've been here (4 years- I'm a senior), and the rules have changed too often to have definite structure. Such is an inner city high school.

- submitted by a student

October 21, 2008
This school has wonderous activities, helps my child learn,and makes us both happy!

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September 29, 2008
this is a perfect school for any child. They have well rounded courses. 4 different languages and many electives to choose from/ my daughter got mny scholarship offers when she graduated Lincoln

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July 08, 2008
I am now a sophomore at Lincoln an dit is a wonderful experience. It is valued because of its urban location and population, and how it exceeds above suburban and prestigious schools. Definitely the school to go to if you want to continue your educational journey in college...

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May 10, 2008
I've attended Lincoln Prep since sixth grade and currently I'm a junior at lincoln. i love this school. Not only are the students great to be friends with but this school has a rigorous academic program. i've taken IB and AP classes here and the school pays for alot of the expenses. I know that at other IB world schools, the students and their parents usually have to manage to pay off all thier IB or AP expenses, but at Lincoln, the school usually pays for a majority of the expenses if not all. I'm going to miss this school dearly. Next school year, I will be in Virginia, and attending a different school. based upon research I've done, the schools in danville, virginia do not add up to lincoln at all. i wish that I didnt have to leave. Anyone who attends this school are lucky and should be greatful. ,

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April 08, 2008
I am a current student at Lincoln. I'm now a freshman and I attended the middle school my 6th through 8th grade years. I absolutely love my school. Even though recently we've got new principle's and are having some issues with the new presence, I still love lincoln. No school is perfect and all have a problem here or there. I think that all of my teachers are very helpful and want to make us students the best we can be. I've played volleyball and attempted swim team. I'm also in the school's band. (Which is one of the best) Due to the current district changes, I now have to leave this school that I'm proud to attend and go to Van Horn. . . Even though I sadly have to leave, I will always remember all the school and it's teachers have given me. Felicia

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2007
This school does not live up to its reputation.From the outside it seems to be better than the average school when really its not. The only thing that is really better is the discipline. The staff is made up of people who are either absent most the time or very inept.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2007
My daughter is graduating this year from Lincoln College Prep and overall I would not say it has been a good experience. If your looking for a safer school than the usual KCMO school it is definitely that but that as about all i can say about it that is positive. We found the principals in both high and middle school to be basically absentee the office staff to be uncooperative and some of the teachers were actually insulting calling whole classes spoiled brats and worse, some teachers we even found to be borderline senile.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2006
I cannott speak for the present, but when I went there for both middle and high school from 1994-2001 it gave me a solid academic foundation for success in college. Lincoln has rightfully gained the reputation of being the district's flagship, and its teachers (at least formerly) are some of the best you could ever want. I recently graduated from college, and can testify that no college course I have taken equals the difficulty of some of the AP and IB classes I took at LCPA. It deserves the aura of being the best school (private or public) in the Kansas City area. LCPA, thanks for seven years of wonderful memories and a solid educational base for my undergraduate and graduate studies. -Harvey Munshaw LCPA c/o 2001

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2006
Now don't get me wrong this is a very smart school but the kids are awful. Constantly fighting and smoking, the behavior is awful I would'nt reccomend it.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2006
Hello, I am a former student of Lincoln Prep. I encourage all parents to send their students here. Many in my graduating class, including myself, went to college with sizeable academic scholarships. Additionally, we also entered college with credits already posted onto our transcripts. The administration has changed since 2004, but the spirit of the school is still one of learning and achievement. The school has a great reputation in the city, and is strongly backed by its alumni. This school is the one beacon of light/hope in an otherwise dreary school district. Parents please stay actively involved in your child's education. It makes a HUGE difference! -Jasmine Taylor 2004 Graduate

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August 14, 2004
The 2004-2005 school year will be my sons final year in LCP Middle. I have found that they work is appropriate and there is a lot of it! Most of the teachers are great and help the kids along the way. We have run into a couple though that do not seem to have the kids' best interests at heart.

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May 21, 2004
This school is the flagship of the KCMSD. Students have to test to get into Lincoln and must maintain a certain GPA to stay. Therefore, these are the cream of the crop kids, with parents who care about their education. The year my daughter graduated (2002), the vast majority of kids qualified for college scholarships. Don't send your kid here unless they are prepared to work...but it will reap them rich rewards!

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March 30, 2004
This is an outstanding school. My school has been in the middle school since the sixth grade and will attending the high school in the fall. This school challenges children extremly. It changes them to use their minds and their resources to get things done. Also Lincoln gives the students a chance to experience the joys of working with partners and overcoming the difficulties of having disfuctional partnerships.

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Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
2111 Woodland Ave., Kansas City, MO  64108
(816) 418-3000
Last modified Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top