School Details

William H Lincoln

19 Kennard Rd, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 879-4600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 540 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

74%
70%
57%
68%
75%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
69%
53%
60%
71%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
79%
65%
78%
78%
61%
61%
62%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
86%
67%
77%
80%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
88%
71%
64%
79%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
92%
78%
83%
82%
54%
57%
61%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Brookline School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William H Lincoln is a public middle school in Brookline. The principal of William H Lincoln is Jason Raisner. 540 students go to William H Lincoln and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 540 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William H Lincoln is 13:1. Maimonides School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
Multiracial 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 59%
Asian 20% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 19%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great and some teachers are nicer then others. They are extremely friendly towards my child and I would recommend this school to anyone in the brookline area.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two children in Lincoln and am not impressed. At first glance the school is a charm. However when dealing with teachers I have found them to be extremely ineffective in solving problems. I am met with huge smiles and huge promises but the bottom line is they don't follow through. My children have learned from a very early age that adults are not people they can trust to handle bullying. They have learned that school is something to tolerate and that learning happens on their own terms at home. It is very sad to me to watch this happen in the early school years. The administration of Brookline schools follows a similar tactic. They "listen" and "promise" but in the end throw the problems back onto the children. There are serious issues with bullying at Lincoln and as I see it the anti-bullying policy is little more than a poster on the wall. As a parent it is very frustrating to be promised change then to watch teachers and administrators not follow through. It has happened so many times that it is hard to believe that this is merely an unintentional oversight. The effect on my children is that they have lost faith in adults and in the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been at Lincoln for almost two years (5th grade boy 3rd grade girl) after coming from another highly rated suburban Boston school district. The leadership at Lincoln is remarkable as are most of the faculty and students. It has been a wonderful experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to Brookline for the "excellent schools" but have been very disappointed with the performance and steady decline of Lincoln school. The lack of leadership (4 principals in 6 years) is prevalent in the academic scoring of this school. We moved to this area specifically for this school but are the latest in a long line of parents to pull our child out at middle school level. Some of the teachers are fantastic alas they are in the minority.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school with a outstanding educational program. The staff is great the building is modern and the amenities are nice.

  • (3 years ago)

    Have had two children attend the Lincoln School - the Elementary school is outstanding - That said we bought a home specifically in the Lincoln School Zone becasue of its reputation - what we didn't know is that the middle school is somewhat dysfunctional (and apparently has a reputation among Lincoln families past and present for being so) - we are just the most recent of many families (~7-8 kids in my child's class to leave since 6th grade) to withdraw our child and place them in private school - This is our experience - just something to consider - ask other parents - consider other Brookline schools perhaps

  • (4 years ago)

    This was the location of the Park School which is now elsewhere in Brookline. It was a wonderful location and I have fond memories of the cluster of woodframe clapboard buildings that made up the campus. Park had more grades but about the same size student body as Lincoln does today. The yellow building at the end of Kennard road used to be our upper school library and extended to the old barn which was our gym and dining hall. A new building was built in the 60's which all the students contributed to - I guess all of these buildings are now only a memory. I hope all the students parents and teachers enjoy their time on Kennard Road and have as many happy memories of it as I do. Ms L Charles (Park class of '70)

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child enrolled in Lincoln and everything is good accept the attitude of some stuff. I wish they were less snob-y more respectful and care. More supportive open and considering the child needs. They pushing only their rules and ignoring outsiders opinions.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that Lincoln is a fabulous school to be in. The academic programs are great the school is very involved in music. Students probably get gym class at least twice a week and other activity classes are great also. Because Lincoln is a pretty small school parents often know the school and the people involved in it fairly well. They always attend school activities and help the school. Lincoln has many nice students and parents too.

  • (8 years ago)

    I currently have three children at Lincoln. It is an amazing school and an even more amazing community. Although it is one of the most diverse schools in Brookline it has one of the strongest PTO's and the hightest MCAS scores in the district. The exterior of the building is gorgeous and in this case you really can 'judge a book by its cover'.

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