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About This School

Linkhorne Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lynchburg. The principal of Linkhorne Elementary School is Mrs. Kathleen M. Sawyer. 427 children attend Linkhorne Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 62% of the 427 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Linkhorne Elementary School is 18:1. Rivermont School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 53%
Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 40%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 53%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We love Linkhorne Elementary School! Our son has had a great experience and has had great teachers and staff working to make this school a wonderful place to learn. This is a unique school full of diversity including a French school within the school. Mrs.Sawyer the principal works very hard and it shows. She as well as the teachers are willing to listen and they are making a difference!

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is excellent. i didn't put my kid in any pre k classes. she went straight to kindergarden and she did very good. now she is in the first grade and doing great. this is a really good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I really love this school! The staff is great and very freindly and helpful. My daughter loves her teachers and even years later they know her by name... great school....

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a teacher at Linkhorne and have had a child attend Linkhorne for grades K-2. He excelled at Linkhorne and we could not have been more pleased with the attention that was placed on all children not just our own. The administrators have an open door policy and will listen to any concerns a parent might have. It is important for all parents and guardians to be involved and express concerns to the appropriate people. This school has been recognized for community involvement projects and offers a variety of special activities-French afterschool enrichment and tutorial programs and lots of special events for student participation that are not offered at other schools. Visiting is the best way to check things out.

  • (9 years ago)

    The leadership here is absolutely wonderful. Yes there is a focus on diversity as there should be yet the focus on students is never overlooked. My son has been there since kindergarten and I have maintained a wonderful relationship with all teachers staff and administration. As a middle school educator I feel this school more than adequately prepares students for the challenges of adolescence. Diversity is a necessity of life and Jason Mack has done a beautiful job of not only carrying the torch of Jimmy Ping but of forging his own path of excellence for ALL students.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a former teacher there I felt this school is poorly led. The desire for diversity outweights the need for children to be successful in the Lynchburg City Schools. The curriculum is weak. Two thirds of my students came in either below or barely on grade level standards. The administration of the school and the district does not back its teachers. Though there are many teachers who cared about their jobs others do not. The curriculum and school practices make it a challenge for anyone to succeed teachers or students. Unfortunately a majority of the parents were not involved in their child's education. It is a sad state of affairs. After teaching there I made a firm committment to send my children to a private school.

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