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Lincoln El School

Public | K-5 | 396 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2009

I can't say enough about this wonderful school! They teachers are wonderful and they go above and beyond what is required. They stay after school to give help to anyone that needs it and they offer wonderful parent/family activities. The children switch classes for reading and math to accomodate various needs and many different teaching methods are used for every type of learner. This school builds self-esteem and helps to empower our future leaders! Parents are allowed and welcome in the classroom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

The principal is phenomonal and the teachers are so involved in the over all care and concern of your child. The activites in the school are a wonderful attribute to the overall excellent foundation the counselors and the teachers provide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I am involved with students and teachers at this wonderful school on a daily basis. The teachers are highly dedicated to the students needs and work very hard to help each child be successful. Mrs. Sumpter is especially commended for the long hours she works after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

So far my experience with the school, teacher, and principal have been great. The teacher and other employees in the school have been helpful. My biggest concern is still that my daughter is not being challenged enough in the math area. However, I also understand that it is the beginning of the year and they were in the process of testing. Testing will determine where all the children should be and what they should teach them. I trust that the teachers are working very, very hard in providing the best learning experience to my child. Kudos to Ms. Sylva!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

I think the quality of teaching is not so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Well I just moved here from ny and I really feel like the school is not challenging the kids enough. I also feel like they are not in contact with the parents as much as they should be when a child is falling behind on a paticular subject. One of my boys was not doing so well in math and I heard nothing of it until they said he was already failing and needed intervention classes. I also gave in my form to join the pta and gave the $5 along with it and never heard anything back. For next year I will see about changing my boys to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

My daughter has went to Lincoln since the 1st grade, this coming year will be her last year here before going to middle school. I absolutely have loved her experience at Lincoln. she had a few problems with reading in the beginning which they quickly caught on to and had her attend a special class before the start of school in the morning. My daughter has truly excelled at this school. They have so many different programs, extra curr. activities, a monthly parent night, the list goes on and on. I went to Parkland my whole life and that is where my daughter started out, I was a bit leary of sending her to Bethlehem, but it was the best thing that could of happened to her. Mrs. Righi, a fourth grade teacher my daughter just had was a god sent. A great school in every sense of the word.
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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female63%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
Female27%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners0%

Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learners36%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 9%
White 35% 71%
Black 10% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1260 Gresham St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: (610) 866-8727

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