School Details

Lincoln Elementary School

36111 Bettencourt Street, Newark, CA 94560
(510) 818-3500
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 387 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

69%
54%
56%
84%
70%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
46%
46%
79%
70%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
60%
65%
74%
80%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
58%
60%
70%
75%
65%
62%
56%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
54%
60%
57%
55%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Elementary School is a public middle school in Newark. The principal of Lincoln Elementary School is Angela Ehrlich, whose e-mail is aehrlich@newarkunified.org. 387 children attend Lincoln Elementary School and identify primarily as Filipino, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 32% of the Lincoln Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 53% of the 387 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lincoln Elementary School is 19:1. Newark Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 6% 9%
Hispanic 52% 45%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 19% 20%
Asian 11% 12%
Unspecified 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 47%
Limited English proficiency 32% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Although the school itself is pretty good the administration is terrible! Ever since this new principal has taken over a couple of years ago the decorum of the school has gone down significantly. The prior principal who's now at a different Newark school had Lincoln in tip top shape - EVERYBODY knew who she was and she knew ALL the kids by their first name and became very personable which in turn just turned that school into a rock star school. But since Mrs. Ehrlich has taken over more fights have happened on campus and the environment has quickly shifted. If you talk with the students on campus (I have multiple times since I have children that attend there currently) they will tell you how non responsive their principal is and how abrasive she can be most of the time. The more seasoned teachers who have been there the longest are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!! They care about these kids and have their best interest at heart and it shows throughout the school. The PALS group (mainly the parents) at Lincoln are a phenomenal group of parents who really do care about our children - THANK YOU!!

  • (4 months ago)

    Lincoln has the strongest parent community I've ever seen! Even as a newcomer this year parents have been inclusive and eager to welcome us into their Lincoln family! Staff and parents are supportive of academics and extra curricular activities!

  • (4 months ago)

    Lincoln has many opportunities for growth and learning. The teachers have been welcoming and kind and attentive to any concerns. I have appreciated all of the support for my child and the dedication to make him succeed!

  • (4 months ago)

    Lincoln Elementary School in Newark CA is a small public school in a clean quiet neighborhood. It has classes ranging from transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. The school has excellent staff and teachers and my children are excelling with the many programs offered to the students -- science lab computer lab library time music and PE -- in addition to the core subjects covered in the classroom.

  • (2 years ago)

    I genuinely cannot express how much we have loved Lincoln!! The principal is hands-on and just plain awesome! She knows each student by name and has a great relationship with the teachers on staff as well as the parents of students. The front office staff is kind informative and helpful. The teachers (although of course I don't know them all) seem to actually love teaching - they want to be educating and investing in their students! My kids have enjoyed Lincoln from the day they started! There is a lot of diversity in student body which is nice but also has challenges when it comes to academics. The teachers can only do so much for their students who are either advanced or behind. PALS (parents of Lincoln students) work incredibly hard to support fund-raise and invest in the school! A lot of involved parents who care and are willing to put forth extra time effort and love to make Lincoln a better school! Truly a gem in the public school system!! (I know they are not all this great)!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I cannot wait for my Kindergartner to start Lincoln this fall. We shopped Christian schools- and honestly THIS public school is more friendly loving and kind than any Christian or Private school in Fremont/Newark. The teachers are the best they truly care- I love public school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Lincoln Elementary has been a great environment for my children. The teachers go beyond their comfort zone to give each student a chance to learn and excel. Last few years saw a lot of programs being taken down due to lack of funding. The PTA is active and coordinates great fundraising events. Increasing parent participation and volunteering has been encouraged through the passport. Talking to teachers to coordinate how parents can help with the classroom activities ensures the teachers have more time to concentrate on the children. The 5th and 6th graders could be used to model more activities for the younger children in addition to fundraising.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school. I can't say enough about it!! From the amazing Crossing Guard Scott who is there even when the school district said they weren't going to pay him. All the way to each teacher. The teachers are AMAZING! They all go far beyond what they are asked. I was a nervous mother with her fist child going off to kinder 3 years ago and she was the kind of girl who you had to peal off of me.. after the first day of school she came home excited for each day that she got to go back. The teachers are firm yet loving at the same time. I know many of them that stay with kids after school if they need it or would like the extra help. I love this school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and parents have really made Licoln become more of a extended family. With the currecnt economic state of the unified school system that is a very good thing to have.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school cares about every student.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love our Lincoln Family. The school is small and works extremely hard to bring everyone together. This is our second year and I have yet to see hear or feel any major problems. I don't hesitate when I send l m child there. I know he is safe.

  • (5 years ago)

    my grandchildren all went to lincoln and loved it. and they got a well rounded education

  • (6 years ago)

    excellent school great teacher admin staff tammy is great principal is awesome. best talent show crew. proud of our son going to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lincoln is a fantastic small school with great teachers and an awesome principle. There is a lot of school pride from staff students and parents. Every field trip I have volunteered for always has plenty of chaperones. They have a great music program and school sports program for 4th - 6th graders. The only downside to the school is because it is a smaller school we end up with a lot of split classes (5th/6th combo etc.) which I don't believe is best for the students and I am sure very hard on the teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I found the school decent but not great.

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