School Details

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School

1207 East Renfro Street, Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 757-9329
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 418 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
59%
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81%
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81%
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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
84%
85%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
55%
56%
69%
61%
61%
67%
56%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School is a public elementary school in Plant City. The principal of Lincoln Elementary Magnet School is MS. JENNIFER WEST, whose e-mail is Jennifer.West@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 418 students go to Lincoln Elementary Magnet School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the Lincoln Elementary Magnet School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 418 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary Magnet School is 17:1. Jackson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 21%
Hispanic 22% 34%
Asian 19% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 60%
Limited English proficiency 13% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    There is no doubt that my child is cared for and his education is a priority at Lincoln Elementary. We have loved the schooling experience here!

  • (2 years ago)

    Love this school! My daughter has thrived ever since attending this school. The teachers are wondeful & the adminstration truly cares about the students. It's quite a drive but well worth it!

  • (4 years ago)

    I couldn't have imagined my son's first year of school being any better. His teacher was great and the rest of the staff was as well. The International Baccalaureate program is terrific. The classes are very diverse and the students are able to learn about other cultures and I believe that helps them become more well-rounded individuals later in life. I am very happy to have such a great school close to home that my child can attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lincoln Elementary Magnet School is now an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme World School. Way to go Lincoln in gaining authorization. You will continue to develop students as inquirers! Congratulations as well on being an A rated school for you hard work during the 2009-10 school year!

  • (5 years ago)

    Lincoln Elementary School has been awarded 'School of Excellence' by the Magnet Schools of America this year. We only hope it also gets the coveted 'IB' [International Baccalaureate] status for which it is striving for. Its wonderful to see even the Kindergarteners displaying the IB learner profile/attitudes all because of the efforts of the teachers' there. Great School absolutely love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    Lincoln Elementary has been essential in the education of my daughter. The teachers collaborate and really try to teach students according to their strengths and weaknesses and strive to help them expand their horizons and learn something new. I HIGHLY recommend Lincoln Magnet Elementary!

  • (8 years ago)

    When I was attending Lincoln the thing that I remember most was that my teachers were always in touch with my parents. They were diligent with weekly progress reports and emails that helped keep me on track. Lincoln also offered some great in school activities that were fun learning experiences for all of the students. Also events like field day were made into awesome events with food and games that all of the staff pitched in with. Lincoln was a great school and I miss the time I spent there.

  • (8 years ago)

    I taught there a few years ago and was very impressed by the level of dedication of the teachers. Parents seemed very happy with the school. Focus was not on fluff but on high academic standards. Parent involvement was average but the parent who DID volunteer were so incredibly helpful.

  • (10 years ago)

    I thought that public schools could never meet the quality that we were used to at private schools. Lincoln has met all of my expectations. I have had great communication with the teacher. I was worried since we live 25 miles from the school (it is a magnet school) that I would feel 'out of the loop' but thinks to the school's efforts and open communication with the teacher there have been no problems. I also truly appreciate the emphasis on respect for others. Teasing and bullying are not an issue at this school. When we first moved to Tampa my son attended a different school where there were kids throwing chairs in a 2nd grade classroom! Finally I highly recommend Lincoln to any parent looking for a well-rounded creative learning experience for their child.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lincoln Magnet is an excellent school. The expectations for the students are high and the teachers go the extra distance to make sure that the students meet or exceed those expectations. At Lincoln no student falls by the way-side. All students matter at Lincoln no matter what their weaknesses may be. There is an absolute zero tolerance for bullying and singleing out of students. The focus on science and technology is preparing the students for a successful future.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lincoln is a wonderful Magnet School which puts Students first. Staff and Administration very professional and responsive to student needs.

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