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Milwaukee, WI
Students enrolled: 735

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820 East Knapp Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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(414) 212-3300
(414) 212-3315
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November 12, 2013
I graduated LCA in june of 2013 my class eas the worst but the school really does express the arts of course theres going to be fights, altercations and being a little its middle school but the teachers really do care about the students trust me I know I was there

- submitted by a community member

October 27, 2013
Lincoln has improved since I have been here. We are learning , & being educated by teachers who want us to succeed. We are kids of course it's going to be bad days no ones perfect at all. If it was up to me , I would send my child here. Even though we lost a few art teachers were still trying to hold together. But it's your choices there's no perfect school out here in Milwaukee , so what's the point of judging.

- submitted by a community member

August 03, 2013
i had a great time going there but it is a little ghetto. like people i know have gotten jumped just because there white

- submitted by a community member

February 18, 2013
Hello, i agree what you are saying yes this school is horrible!!:/ I attend at this school september 3rd actually while i'm typing this i have to go to it tommow i been going here sense 2012 -2013 i'm at the library and my guardian is actually finding me and my nephew another school at this very moment!!! we are trying to find another school for me and my nephew about to graduate the 5th grade he's going to a good middle school and my sister which is his mother said that he will not send him to that school!!! and she said as soon as possible i will !!!! i do not like this schoo; at all to many kid in one class the teacher dont even teach us any thing that much i was so excited to attend to this school but now i am not!!!! i ready to leave and good luck finding your child a new school

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2012
This is the worst school ever!! There is no consistency with the teachers or principals!! This was once a good school but know it is a school of horrors!! There is absolutely no learning going on in this school at all!! Just teaching the kids how to become better fighters and the mediators in the school were a big joke!! By the grace of God my daughter graduated this year but I am taking my other daughter out!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2011
I sent my child to LCA to continue with her artistic abilities. Now I feel like I ruined her middle school years because I did not do my research on this horrendous school. She went from a 3.7 to a 1.3. She has been attacked physically and verbally by the unruly children that run the school and its uncaring staff. The teachers do not care about the students. Test scores are LOW and bulling is HIGH at this school. LCA SHOULD BE AN AUDITION ONLY SCHOOL!! Talented children shouldn't have to be afraid to express themselves!

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2010
Horrible, horrible, horrible school.... I was very optimistic about enrolling my child in LCA, but it is very disappointing. The classes are overcrowded. The teachers address discipline issues more than teach. The teachers are not supported by the district nor the parents. The child are loud, disruptive, and out of control. It is an environment full of chaos. I am taking my child out of this environment. The leadership is too passive and does not address the problems.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2010
I enrolled my son here as well after carefully looking into other Arts based schoo;s and we both agreed that LCA would be the best fit for him. BOY am I sorry, aside from the wonderful arts based curriculum there is NO ORDER the urban element is too far gone and I really am sad that I pulled my son from A.E. Burdick to come to LCA. The students are horrid, they curse at the teachers in the 6th grade they speak fouly about sex as if they are already active. I mean students even come to school to fight and start trouble during their suspension. and the staff has no clue that they are even in school. My son went from honor roll to 2.7 with suspensions laden his record from this urban hostile enviroment that he was never used to. I am a sad parent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 15, 2010
I think it is a very good school. My daughter has been going there for 2 years and I have not had any problems.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2010
My son was a Lincoln for one year -- it was tough on him. There was lots of busy work instead of real homework and the classes were over-crowded.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010
I am a parent of a student at Lincoln Center School of the Arts in Milwaukee Wi... and this is for parents that truly want to see there child/children succeed and have great success in life this is not the school you would want your child to be in. The atmosphere is horrible the students there are very disrespectful to one another and even worse to the staff and teachers there is no order. The teachers barely can teach the students that want to learn because of these behavioral issues of students they are disruptive and there parents are not invovled in there children lives like they should be and I am a parent that believe it first starts at home. So if the parents are not showing any concern in there childrens education and not discplining them and just letting them go to school like wild animals its really sad

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2009
When I enrolled my son in Lincoln I was all excited because it was an school of the arts and thats what my son want to go into. He a passive person he go with the flow. He experience with a another student taunting and vandalizing his property. I came up the the school and had a meeting with the teachers and principal and after the meeting the student kept bothering my son. I didnt want him to fight because I didnt want him to mess up his good record. By him being a honor roll student and all. This principal did nothing to the student. NO discipline action wasnt done to this behavioral child that had a long record of bullying and fighting. NOT IMPRESS AT ALL!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 08, 2008
At Lincoln there are a lot of interesting classes to take at Lincoln like dance, arts and crafts, theatre, and even music. Also you can take diffrent types of those classes I have listed above. They have very supportive teachers who give each student all the help and assistant they need. Also there are classes that get the students ready for the real world. There is a CLC after school program, where students can stay after school to take after school activites. The activities include: cheerleading, danceing, arts and crafts, basketball for boys and girls, soccer and much much more. Lincoln Center of The Arts used to be a high school of the Arts so there is a lot of space for a lot of students. Lincoln Center of The Arts is a great great school. From my view I am blessed to have the privelege to go to this school!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

January 01, 2008
excellent art programs, talented students!

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2005
Great School. Always keeping the kids learning and always keeping them entertained!

- submitted by a student

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Our after school Community Learning Center offers two after school sessions. The first session has an academic focus and the second session includes activities such as sports, cheerleading, drama, and music.


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Lincoln Center of the Arts
820 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, WI  53202
(414) 212-3300
Last modified Lincoln Center of the Arts is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Center of the Arts Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top