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Lincoln Park Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 33 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2013

My son attended LPES for three years and then we moved. We really miss this school. From the principal to the teachers. I give this school a 10+. We are in the Monmouth County school district now, and there is no family unity here. It's a very aloof environment. All they expect are donations from the parents. LPES is a traditonal and each teacher genuinely cares about their students. We sure miss Ms. Gialanella! She was the eptiome of a perfect teacher. We miss you tremendously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

I have a 15year old daughter that went to Lincoln park. I really LOVE this school and ALL activities teachers and parents due as well as the staff. I love Ardy. she's a Lovely lady. She has helped me in the past allot with my daughter. Now I have two more girls that are 5 and 3. My 5 year old is ready tto start school. I really trust LINCOLN PARK for anything and specially in my daughters education. LOVE YOU LINCOLN PARK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

School is very good. The only negative I have is that the classes are overcrowded. My daughter is in second grade and because her class has 25 or more students she can't get the extra help needed. The principal is wonderful, she is very involved. I would prefer more structure in my daughter's second grade class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers are great. They also have teachers that help the students that are having trouble in different subjects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The district has a fabulous KITES program for children with a mild autism diagnosis. The current teacher, Ms. Capra, is very involved with the children and parents on a daily & weekly basis. She has none wonders for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The school has a great KITES program for children with mild autism diagnosis. The current teacher, Ms. Capra, is very involved with the children & parents on a daily & weekly basis. She has done wonders for my son. The district itself is very supportive and open for discussiob with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

My son just finished his last year at Lincoln Park Elementary and I must say it was a wonderful experience for both of us. Its a great school with very dedicated teachers and an overall great town for kids. We're looking foward to middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I would give LPES 5 stars. The teachers are all very dedicated and caring educators, and the parents are equally involved. It is an exciting place for young people to start their education and love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I currently have four children in the Lincoln Park school system, 2 in elementary and 2 in middle. If you have children with any kind of special needs or learning disabilities, this is where you want your children to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2003

Parents are allowed to be too invoved in the teacher selection process. For example, most parents want their child to be in the school play, so for second grade they all request 'Mrs. Upham'. If you're 'pushy' enough or 'liked' enough, your wish will be granted. I don't think that it's fair that parents should 'choose' which teacher their child should have. This is not private school. It is unfair for working parents and their kids who are unable to be constantly involved in school activities (and do not know about this 'request' procedure). I think that unless there's a major 'personality conflict' teachers should be assigned by the principal and no requests should be taken. This will make it fair for all students not only to be involved in the 'plays' but also to get the so-called 'best teachers'. Although, I do believe that this school is gifted with many talented and professional teachers. I've been very happy with all the teachers my child has had the honor of having. You just get tired of constantly seeing the same kids with the same teachers and of hearing the same parents brag about how 'they got who they wanted and she/he is the best'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

The children are all made to feel special and important. The curriculum challenges and stimulates all levels. If you are fortunate enough to get into Mrs. Upham's 2nd grade you will experience a play that is almost like an off broadway show! Teachers are warm and caring and communicate with you well. My daughter is entering her 4th year (3rd grade) and my son is entering kindergarten and we are so pleased.
—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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

All Students70%
Female79%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education31%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former65%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former59%
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 Students59%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special education24%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education68%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education84%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
White 78% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 1% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Melissa Flach-bammer

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274 Pinebrook Road
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Phone: (973) 696-5530

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