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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 26, 2014

Lincoln Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are hardworking give individual attention to the kids. There is lot of classwork . The new principal is awesome she has brought a significant changes in the school. Overall I am quite satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Hi My daughter studies in Lincoln elementary, the school does really awesome, teachers give ample homework, correct the work sheets, encourage the children and when we email them we get prompt reply to our needs. Recent Science fairwas excellent done by children in the school. the activities and monitoring is pretty well. Teachers especially Mrs Michaud is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

School is very good . Good teachers and see lot of improvement in my kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

Excellent Principal of this school! Thanks Ms. Cavuto for improving reading skills in school and also introducing Singapore Maths in school.. We have seen big improvement in this school since last principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

My child has been at this schhol for 5 years. The current principal is awful, poor teachers to deal with her. The teachers seem to care about the children. They've taken away in class parties and more. I would not be able to bear another year at this school.Glad we are leaving. Sometimes people forget who they work for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2013

The school is great . My son enjoys it everyday . The atmosphere is good and the study pattern is awesome. Truely like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I'm terribly disappointed in the half day Kindergarten. This doesn't work for families that have two parents working. Also, for my older child, there are some kids that tend interrupt the classroom and hold the class back from learning. Control in the classroom is minimal. I also find that the quality of work is not as strenuous as what I had as a child growing up in the public school system. Although we will have to pay tuition, we will explore the open houses and look at switching to a private school in Metuchen or Edison for next year where there is full day kindergarten for my youngest child, discipline for the older ones, and hopefully a more challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

We are giving Lincoln School one final try this year. In the past two years, they have made out my child to either be a trouble maker or very "slow" because he gets over the slow pace of the classroom (he's actually gifted). When we took him to a neurologist, as per the suggestion of the guidance counselor, teacher and principal, we found out that there is nothing wrong with my son except that he was getting bullied at school and had no one who would stick up for him. When the school was told that I was deploying during his first grade year, they offered to give him extra support within class and school activities. Instead, they decided to take advantage of me being gone (and not in the office weekly) to call my son a bully and try to punish him when he defended himself from a child that constantly bullies him. They claim to take bullying seriously, but seem to always blame the victims instead. I'm hoping this year will see changes since it's Cavuto's second year, but we shall see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Has a very positive atmosphere since the arrival of the newest principal. They are working hard to create an environment where the children are motivated to learn. The new library is great and the use of technology in the classrooms is increasing quickly. We've had great teacher experiences!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

This school is pretty overcrowded. There were multple attempts to raise funds for extension, which all failed due to residents not willing to tolerate tax increases. Teachers are not bad, trying to make the best of the situation, but limited resources don't allow to achieve better than average quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

Your child's teacher and the lunch aide assigned to your child's class should be contacted regarding any concerns that you have about the fact that your child did not receive her snack and lunch to eat. If you believe that your child was pushed on purpose, contact your child's gym teacher to discuss your concerns. Teacher's at Lincoln School can be easily contacted either by leaving a message with the office staff or sending an email. If these incidents continue, do not be afraid to contact the school's counselor and discuss your concerns with him. "Bullying" at Lincoln School is not taken lightly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

I put a great review for this school on 20 Feb, 2012 with rating of 5/5. But soon after I noticed a few things that made very upset with the teachers and made me write this review. In spite of giving my daughter freshly cooked lunch in the morning of 23 Feb, she was not given the food from home yesterday and also the snack that she got from home. She carried both, the lunch and snack as usual in her lunch bag. So there was no question of her not knowing that she didnt bring food. She didnt eat any of this for the whole day and I'm not sure whether some one noticed that she has not eaten as usual or not. Also she complained that someone pushed her the same day and she fell in gym and got hurt. So to me it looks like there is something going on against her for some unknown reasons and feel that my daughter who is a very happy and helpful child generally, is being harrased in some way which is very sad. Also the teacher that I met on her parent teacher conference, didnt seem friendly at all. This is very contradictory to the review that I put just a few days back saying that the teachers are good because initially I felt it so. I am deeply disappointed at what has happened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers are very supportive. The kids feel like part of a family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

It is a caring and friendly environment for kids to learn in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

The new principal is no better than the old one. Teachers don't seem to listen to parents' concerns. Principal included, they hear thru one ear & out the other. My kids are always complaining how teachers don't act themselves. They have 2 personalities. Infront of parents, they're nice but as soon as the parents walk away, they shout & scream at the kids. I've seen the principal do the same on the blacktop/bus lines in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

We are disappointed at this school and moving to another school. This is our first yr here and our last. The teachers are unbearable, principal is no better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I do agree with some of the other reviews first i do believe that mr labbe did pick and choose his favorites and was harsh on his punishments. His character training was ridiculous rewarding children with games and candy when they did wrong. By most not listening to a parents concern in regards to punishment . There are also some teachers there who do not know how to deal with a board child as they seem to teach the same thing over and over for weeks. They also believe ib hrs of homework. But dont let a few bad apples ruin it for the rest of the great teahers there who really help in the learning process hope to have a few better years now that labbe is gone and we have a new principle. Not one problenm since the change im lovin it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

Great school, Staff and learning environment. management can focus more on extra curricular activities however overall a good school for your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

We feel we've wasted 2 yrs of our kids' life at Lincoln. They didnt learn anything. Teachers dont communicate w/parents. This is an area that needs a lot of work at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

This is a great school with wonderful teachers. My son went to this school and was able to learn a lot of new things. The staff is friendly and is good at answering your questions. I will recommend this school to anyone in Edison, NJ
—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.

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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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87%

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86%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black58%
Asian96%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black58%
Asian96%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black46%
Asian85%
Hispanic69%
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education19%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Black62%
Asian97%
Hispanic94%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education57%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Black85%
Asian99%
Hispanic94%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education35%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education52%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 63% 9%
White 17% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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53 Brookville Road
Edison, NJ 08817
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