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Lincoln No. 3 Elementary School

Public | PK-3 & ungraded | 653 students


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Posted June 17, 2014

I would have gave a better review if this was for the teacher only who is amazing my daughter loves her and her assistant. The classrooms are hot no air conditioner when its a 100 degrees the principles office gets upset if your child stays home. There is no recess no talking watch tv during lunch not the teachers fault at all. Also the principles office staff are rude need some classes on how to deal with the public no manners what so ever. Good luck getting a phone call back when you call and leave a message for the principle. Today was fun day how fun is it sitting in a hot park when they could have picked a park with water that the children could cool off.If for some reason the water park was not a good idea neither was the hot stifling park.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 2, 2014

My school is great my son loves to go to school and he has loved all his teachers never had an issue with anyone n the school
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 6, 2012

NO RECESS POLICE + SILENCE LUNCH = JAIL Do you wan't your kids to develop social skills? Recess contributes significantly to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive (intellectual) development of the young child. Recess is one of the few places and times during the day when all these developmental domains are utilized in a context that children view as meaningful. Social Development:A wide range of social competencies - cooperation, sharing, language, conflict resolution - can be actively practiced, interpreted, and learned in a meaningful context during recess. Through active, free play and peer interaction, children can: develop a respect for rules, gain self-discipline, and construct an appreciation for other people's cultures and beliefs. Emotional Development: Recess may act as an outlet for reducing anxiety and serve as a means by which children learn to manage stress and gain self-control. During recess play, children also learn the art of expressing themselves to others, and begin rehearsing behaviors and practicing skills. Children learn about their own abilities, perseverance, self-direction, responsibility, and self-acceptance.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 30, 2012

Children DO NOT HAVE RECESS. Whenever they have any free time they sit in front of the TV. How can parents control this sedentary behavior? Yes there are people who grew up in town and who know all the adequate connections to get their children in the "right classes". Not all people have that "advantage". The PTA is a joke. My husband and I believe in raising our children the "right way" at home. I do believe people "expect too much from teachers". I actually believe the current Harrison population does not have a "voice" in town.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 1, 2010

Lincoln School is extremely over crowded. The classroom sizes have grown over the past few years & sadly the school has not! I am not happy with the students being confined to the same classroom for their specials such as art & music; not to mention they eat lunch in the classroom also. The gym being shared with another class that is having gym at the same time. Library? Whats school does not have a library? How productive can this be for these students & teachers? I believe there are great teachers in this school! Its just too packed. Something should be done about this situation!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 19, 2009

This school is good especially Principal Mrs.Bosch and Vice Principal Mr.O are very cooperative and willing to work with u sadly same cannot be said about the teachers. The teachers here don't teach anything out side of the box, they rush through curriculum without making sure children understands it . They don't have any extracurricular activities and enrichment program is also not very good.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 2, 2007

This is my daughters 3rd year at Lincoln. Vice Principal (Mr. O) is terrific - stern but fair. Most of the teachers are top quality (Mrs. Natalini - 2nd grade - is nothing short of incredible). The children for the most part are well behaved and try hard. Very culturally diverse school - which we prefer. There are no extracurricular activities that work around working parents schedules - which unfortunately leaves my daughter with nothing but Girl Scouts. Overall Lincoln is a good school. I think with an afterschool program and some extracurricular activities that work for the 'real world' that have the potential to be great.
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Posted May 18, 2006

The school is pretty good but I do not see them being ready and willing to accomodate children with disabilities without the child's parents being present which defeats the purpose.
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Posted September 4, 2003

This school has progressed quite well over the past few years. They have hired new and innovative teachers and have made great strides in their instructional techniques.
—Submitted by a parent

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Language Arts Literacy

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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 Students55%
Pacific Islandern/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education33%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a


All Students72%
Pacific Islandern/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Former64%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 22%
White 23% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Joann Botch


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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Harrison, NJ 07029
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