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Lincoln Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 397 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2011

I have been a proud parent in the Midvale/Lincoln pair for 10 years. My youngest is now in 5th grade, and I am very sad to be leaving this wonderful, caring community of learning. When we first moved into the Midvale neighborhood, a number of residents tried to tell us that this pairing was not good - but many of them had never had children go through both schools! I am an educator as well, and I have never been a part of a school community that is so passionate about learning, educating, and ensuring ALL students succeed. Don't let the naysayers fool you. Although this school has had its struggles meeting NCLB standards, EVERY child IS receiving one of the best elementary educations. Both of my children are Talenged and Gifted, my high schooler currently has a 4.0. Both of my boys were challenged and nurtured, and on top of that, have had an experience with students of diferent cultures and backgrounds. My children will need that experience as our world becomes more and more diverse. BRAVO Midvale /Lincoln.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Lincoln school is located in a challenged area. I believe this school and it's students can use all the extra funding they can get.


Posted October 22, 2009

My son is a 5th grader with special needs at Lincoln Elementary. The teachers are extremely caring toward him and this has made all the difference in his progress over the years. Lincoln has a lot of resources for dealing with special needs kids. I have been very impressed with the level of involvement a number of staff members have taken with his development. My son is also in a double classroom with both 4th and 5th graders which is perfect for him because he started Kindergarten early and is a year behind most kids his age. He also excels in some areas for his age so that way he gets to teach the younger kids and learn from the older kids. He also gets two teachers in the classroom and therefore more individualized attention. I also like the way the teachers have created such a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Lincoln continues to be an excellent school. It has a large number of immigrants from around the world, who cannot take the regular English test because they are still learning the language. They are given '0' for their English scores, and these 0s are used in to determine the average test score for the school. These scores are therefore useless and should not be the basis of any school choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

We moved from the Madison area. But, our brightest memories are of Lincoln school, especially the open classroom program. We especially remember a very dear music teacher who passed away.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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 49% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students30%
Female21%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled33%
English learners9%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant30%

Reading

All Students22%
Female15%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled25%
English learners4%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students45%
Female56%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
Asian21%
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled50%
English learners14%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant45%

Math

All Students34%
Female41%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asian28%
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled38%
English learners14%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian7%
Hispanic3%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled30%
English learners2%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant27%

Science

All Students46%
Female56%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asian21%
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled52%
English learners14%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant46%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female77%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asian57%
Hispanic53%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled72%
English learners46%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female46%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled45%
English learners6%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled34%
English learners2%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 37% 10%
White, not Hispanic 26% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian 15% 4%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 43%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Deborah Hoffman
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0455

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