School Details

Abraham Lincoln

445 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 997-4511
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 700 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

42%
35%
57%
46%
48%
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
  • New Bedford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
33%
53%
45%
32%
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
  • New Bedford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
45%
65%
48%
38%
61%
39%
33%
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
  • New Bedford School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abraham Lincoln is a public elementary school in New Bedford. The principal of Abraham Lincoln is Jo-Anne Hodgson. 700 students attend Abraham Lincoln and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 72% of the 700 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Abraham Lincoln is 15:1. Phillips Avenue is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 50%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 24% 30%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have found that this school cares very little for children who have special needs. They would rather point blame on the child then suck it up and say they are PART of the problem. (NOT ALL) Especially when said child has had no major issues until moving to this school. The only benefit there is the principle seems to care. He is hard but fair.

  • (5 years ago)

    I find the principal and the staff concerned with each child's well being. They strive to make the student's learning experience fun as well as top priority. Each teacher accomplishes this with a great amount of love and patience. My children cannot wait to go to school each morning!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter atteneded this school for kindergarten and 3/4 of 1st grade. I was very unhappy with the school as a whole and think that they bring the morale of the children way down. My daughter is now in a new school where she is doing exceedingly well and I couldn't be happier to have her out of there.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic program is risky. It could be there one year and gone the next due to city budgeting. Parent involvement is dismal. When choosing this school you have to understand New Bedford is a mixed city. You have the middle-class and low-class. Depending on the area you reside in and it's zoning you can't be clear of which your child would attend. However I was very surprised at the amount of academic work they enforce on the children. Their standards are set high. I would recommend it. My only complaint would be their 'homework rule' if a child doesn't present their homework even if it's thru no fault of their own they are required to stay after school. Which is tough on single parents.

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