School Details

Lincoln Center of the Arts

820 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 212-3300
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 735 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

11%
23%
54%
6%
13%
35%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
19%
49%
8%
14%
38%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
39%
61%
11%
16%
46%
14%
16%
42%
43%
50%
79%
56%
58%
83%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Center of the Arts is a public middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Lincoln Center of the Arts is Ramon Evans, who can be contacted at evansre@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 735 students go to Lincoln Center of the Arts and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 13% of the Lincoln Center of the Arts students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 735 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln Center of the Arts is 15:1. Cass Street School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 65% %
White, non-Hispanic 6% %
Hispanic 25% %
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 77%
Limited English proficiency 13% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (2 years ago)

    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!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is a very good school. My daughter has been going there for 2 years and I have not had any problems.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    excellent art programs talented students!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School. Always keeping the kids learning and always keeping them entertained!

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