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Lincoln School

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Posted July 12, 2014

A student for 7 YEARS at this school, and going to SEVENTH grade.This school isn't horrible, but it isn't fantastic.Behind closed doors we've abandoned all extracurricular activities.Our student council isn't as strong, there isn't a tennis team, basketball team, etc.. , lacking in the arts, and so much more.The instruments are old and there is no violin program.There are NO after school programs, such as REAL tutoring, cooking classes, PE, etc..The 'new crew', people who haven't been here since the past principal who was fired in 2011, lack in effort to change the school.Sadly, the school is falling apart, many activities excluded.The students have to follow a curriculum which is 'not very good' let's say, and teachers don't have time to teach because of what the state requires them to do. Testing happens all year long, and most of the time, there is stress in the classrooms. Really wish the teachers weren't as pressured and don't need to discover their student's ability by an evaluation. Can't even teach proper classes because special teachers always need to 'push in to classrooms' because of meetings and requirements to do with the state. Lincoln really needs to open their eyes.


Posted February 28, 2013

I am so pleased with Lincoln. Teachers challenge the children, principal is absolutely on top of everything. If you have a concern, the principal is readily available. Lincoln Elementary is a gem in Mount Vernon. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers, staff, and principal. My child is prepared for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

I'm a student actually. My mom is the one who wrote the second comment. I had a great time at Lincoln. I was in the honors class , two times in a row. I also got accepted into the orchestra program, times in row , including my previous school. Unfortunately, I didn't get accepted in first honors this year, I'm in second honors. But I think if your a parent and your uneasy about this school , you should definitely check it out. PS. I'm in 6th Grade


Posted April 5, 2012

I am sending a letter about my experiences as a Lincoln School pupil in the 1950's. Small wonder that Lincoln has been rated as highly as is is. It was exceptional when I attended.


Posted February 6, 2012

Whoever the parent is that wrote the remark about Mrs. Jone I think you are very mistaken and need to have a conversation with her about your issues. I am a parent myself and I feel she is doing a good job in making sure the school is achieving at its high performance levels. She has also accommodated my needs as I wanted my daughter to be involved in a music program, and to my surprise, a few weeks later I received a note from the school that she was elected to participate in the string program. So, I would suggest that you go in and have a talk with her to express your concerns....I am sure you will be heard. The only thing I will say is I wish the district can give more funding to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

It used to be a good school, now is more like a jail, where the kids have no rights, where is Mr. Albano, tha witch they put as a new principal is ruin everything Mr. Albano did for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

At Lincoln the children come first. Every child is treasured, valued, and asked to be the best they can be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

This school helped my child to succeed in school.They deserve this money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

Our son is in the 1st grade and all I can say is 'I love this school!!!' It's well balanced and loaded with diversity.The teachers that we have been exposed to try really hard to work with the kids. If you are a parent and want to see your child excel Lincoln School is the place. Mr Albano is priceless,and a fighter for his kids. We wanted a Pre-K program to be started there so that our daughter could attend. In september 2010 we will have both our kids there. I'm excited about there growth at Lincoln School. Parent-Pam
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

My daughter has attended Lincoln for 2 of her most formative school years (k-1) and I am extremely satisfied with the curriculum, the teachers, and administration. She has acquired an in-depth understanding that lays a strong foundation for future years. Teachers use best practices, which lead to conceptual understanding. The prinicpal has a HEART for education and will FIGHT to make sure each and every child receives a quality education. The staff are CARING beyond measure, and make education their primary goal!!!!! The school promotes community, caring for those less fortunate, good citizenship, and culture! The school is better than private schools!! WONDERFUL nurturing place for all kids!!! Save your $ for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

My daughter has attended Lincoln for 7 years. From her initial contact with, and guidance from, the outstanding Mrs. Abdoo in kindergarten, we have experienced nothing but helpful, firm, strict but very caring tutelage. This has extended through to grade 6, and now that she has graduated I can rest assured that she will excel at her other institutions thanks to the very solid foundation laid by the teaching staff under the guidance of Principal Albano. Lincoln will sorely be missed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

My daughter has been attending this school for 3yrs and loves it. She is the the Humanities (advanced)class now,is doing great and is being challenged. The teachers are patient and work with the parents. Enough can't be said about the principal. I hope that include pre-k soon so my youngest daughter can attend next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

this school is very strict and very driven. the teachers are pushed to have the students achieve high scores through their outspoken principlal. The school is over crowded but the job of standard learning is accomplished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Great schoool. The staff is very dedicated. The Principal is very involved in develop his students. Thay have a great arts and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My child has been at Lincoln School for 5 years now & I wouldn't change a thing. My Daugther has come a long way, with the help of wonderfull teachers and with an EXCEPTIONAL principal, Mr.Albano is the best! Yvette Diaz,Parent of Ciara Diaz Class 4A
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

Great School! We moved here from White Plains and the teachers and parents have been wonderful. The principal works extremely hard and is always available to listen. My daughter enjoys school and is doing well. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2004

My son is in 4th grade and his teacher, Mr. Fusco is an execellent teacher. Mr. Albano is a good principal. Overall very good school.
—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 test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Female34%
Male17%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male30%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities38%
General population31%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students37%
Female39%
Male34%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African American98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities95%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Female38%
Male16%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities8%
General population28%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students21%
Female24%
Male18%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities6%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students19%
Female16%
Male22%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 56% 19%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
White 2 18% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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170 E Lincoln Ave
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