School Details

Lincoln Elementary School

710 South Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209
(720) 424-5990
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 331 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
59%
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73%
57%
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51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
77%
51%
70%
87%
56%
73%
66%
36%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
58%
72%
85%
52%
68%
67%
42%
53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
76%
53%
71%
67%
44%
65%
67%
38%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
52%
65%
87%
55%
70%
67%
31%
49%
87%
45%
57%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
83%
51%
66%
83%
49%
69%
58%
25%
47%
81%
45%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school in Denver. The principal of Lincoln Elementary School is Daphne Hunter, who can be contacted at daphne_hunter@dpsk12.org. 331 students go to Lincoln Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 37% of the 331 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary School is 16:1. Mc Kinley-Thatcher Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 54% 23%
Hispanic 29% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a student at Lincoln for five years and am now in middle school i absolutely love this school it gives you the option to have Montessori and traditional. i love all the teachers but the principal im not fond of neither are like 84 percent of parents (my closest guess) but overall this school is amazing. it has extra curricular activities and some many fun things to do. it has a field for sports swings and a playground plenty of room for all the kids. it might be intimedating for little kids to go into that school because of the older kids but i have NEVER seen out of the five years i have been there see a older kid bully a little kid. you only see a little name calling here and there no bullying. i HIGHLY recommend lincoln to anyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our oldest child has been in the Montessorri program at Lincoln for five years and we are very satisfied with the program. Our younger child has started this year as well. We're not too fond of the current Principal but we really liked the two previous ones. Overall we love this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I wanted to also comment on the response about student/parents not being happy. I've seen Lincoln with two principles now and have been very happy with both. I was worried when we were getting a new principle when Janice Spearman went on however I will tell you that she really brings light to that school. She's taken the time to have meetings with me spur of the moment about my son. She's shown a real interest in his education it's amazing how far along he's come just this year alone! I can't even imagine how challenging it is to be a teacher or a principle this day in age especially at a public school. I feel very lucky to have gotten my little man into this school. Thank you to the staff and a special thanks to Ms. Erin and Ms. Spearman!

  • (3 years ago)

    I would like to respond to the comment about teachers and students being "unhappy" at Lincoln under the new leadership of Janice Spearman. Unfortunately this parent is mis-informed. The staff members at Lincoln are very happy with our principal and appreciate her support in anything that we do here. Lincoln is a unique school in that we have both the Montessori program and a traditional program. Both programs work very well with each other. We are ONE staff with high expectations for all students no matter what program the student is enrolled in. Janice supports both programs equally. What may turn some parents off is the fact that Ms. Spearman also has high expectations for parents. She holds them accountable along with her staff and our students. Lincoln is still a "Distinguised" school as we have been over the past four years. The teachers work very hard at Lincoln to ensure success for all students and we do this under the wonderful leadership of Ms. Spearman along with the other amazing principals we have been blessed to have over the past five years. Please do not ever get the impression that teachers and students are unhappay at Lincoln based on one opinion.

  • (3 years ago)

    I would agree with other reviews in that the montessori program is favored in the school and supported by the parent population. But I found that the traditional program has higher expectations for my child provides them with technology and has more diversity in the classroom. I have had my child in both the traditional and montessori programs and overall Lincoln is an excellent school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have gone to Lincoln for 5 years now and I have watched it go through many changes over the years. At the time it had a top rating of 10 through greatschools.com and truly was one of the best in the district. The school has been through 3 Principals in those 5 years and has suffered from a lack of leadership. I have decided to leave a comment based on many common parent complaints about Janice Spearman the current Principal. The teachers aren't happy the parent community is unhappy and the children are unhappy. There are high quality teachers there but is obvious they are not being supported and are getting burnt out! The Parent Community is the only reason why the school is surviving. Although we are deciding to move our children to a different school I really hope for the school improves for all of the parents that decide to stick it out. It's sad to see what was once a wonderful school suffer.

  • (4 years ago)

    my child has been in Lincoln for 3 years and has not improved on bit. They only help the montessori program and forget about the traditonal kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lincoln is a great school. It's relatively small has strong parent involvement and caring teachers and staff. Both Montessori and traditional tracks have multi-age classrooms and it has a small community feel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lincoln is an excellent school. My child is entering her 2nd year and I can't imagine a better school. They have many after school programs that are both fun and affordable. It is like a small community the older kids know the younger kids and it's a very comfortably homey environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has small classes. The playground has recently been renovated. There recently has been a Love and Logic seminar at the school and a visit from Mayor Hickenlooper. Parent involvement is encouraged. The Kaleidascope program offers most of the extracurricular activities.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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