School Details

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

74-100 Rutledge Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 862-4340
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 724 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
54%
56%
78%
62%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
45%
46%
57%
69%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
69%
65%
66%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
63%
60%
83%
70%
65%
74%
62%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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
  • Desert Sands Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school in Indian Wells. The principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is Jill Garner, whose e-mail is jill.garner@dsusd.us. 724 students go to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 82% of the 724 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is 20:1. Montessori School of the Desert is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 26%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 2%
Filipino 0.5% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.5% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 29195%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 55%
Limited English proficiency 43% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a horrible school. I had my daughter in kindergarden there with one teacher and had to switch her to another class because all they did was watch movies all day. Then her new teacher didn't like me and kept harrasing me by calling CPS all the time with no valid reasons. Even CPS told me that they didn't believe the story that she said really happened but that still goes on my record that a case was opened. She has called twice in a month and a half. My daughter deserves better than a teacher who wants to destroy our lives just because of her personal feelings about me. She even told CPS that I am addicted to perscription medication I only met her once....what would even give her that idea? Its all just personal feelings and she doesn't realize the danger she is putting my child in by making these false acusations. Or maybe she does realize and just doesn't care. If she spent half that energy on teaching my daughter things would be good. The staff in the office are nice and when I first met them I thought I would like the school but this experience has made me hate the school so much that I am moving just to get a new home school! Ugh! Don't send your child to lincoln!

  • (3 years ago)

    I actually switched from Carter- to Lincoln and was SOOOOOO happy I did-- I could careless about the API scores -- take the time and meet the Teachers and the Staff and you will understand every single one cares about YOUR kid. My kids scores went up after coming here and Teachers that understood she was just Bored at Carter and needed a more challenging environment. So happy I wish more Schools cared as much as this one does. Thank you Lincoln School Staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers really care and go the distance to make sure every child in their class gets as much personal attention as needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has come a long way... when my son entered kindergarten in 2002 the reputation was pretty low and this was not considered a good school. Since then with the help of the then new principal Ms Esmeralda it has become one of the best of the area it is now a distinguished school since 2006 and has received other awards as well such as the 'green school environmental award' and my son was part in 2006 of a class of 3rd graders who traveled to the White House to receive form the President of the United States the EPA award the youngest kids ever since its creation. The teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable which is not everywhere since California ranks number 47 out of 50 states for most educated states. The new principal Mrs Gardner is continuing the tradition.Excellent !

  • (6 years ago)

    Lincoln is a great school. Thanks to that school my daughter met the president

  • (6 years ago)

    Hello!!! I thought this was about Lincoln ele. Someone metioned Carter please get the schools straight. Washington Carter are the best ele. schools in the desert except private ex.(Marywood) Lincoln does not measure up for the APIs. If you are moving here get on the wating list for Washington Charter or plan to go to Palm Desert Middle or Palm Desert High. Although Desert Sands Unified Schools are all pretty good. Good Luck!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughter 3th year attending the school I have no complaints its a great school for any child to attend. I am for wearing uniforms make it easy and save me money.

  • (9 years ago)

    At first this school is simply standard but if you take the time meet the principal and staff you find much more. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of teachers and the sincere interest Mrs. Esmeralda (principal) showed for the school. They have a great competetive math and science teams. The only drawback is the mandatory school uniform and current construction.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good dedicated teachers. School requires uniforms--good discipline. Active Parent group. Extra curricular programs offered after school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Carter has consistently scored over 800 on the state test for the last four years. Great staff and administration excellent librarian!

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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