School Details

Lincoln Middle School

1501 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-9227
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 1140 students 19 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

88%
78%
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66%
55%

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
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
100%
86%
81%
76%
60%
62%
59%
52%

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
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
50%
81%
74%
57%
28%
26%
31%
94%
96%
85%
76%
71%
52%
85%
80%
67%

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
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Middle School is a public middle school in Santa Monica. The principal of Lincoln Middle School is Suzanne Webb, who can be contacted at swebb@smmusd.org. 1,140 students attend Lincoln Middle School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Lincoln Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 18% of the 1,140 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln Middle School is 19:1. St. Monica Catholic Elementary 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
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 58% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 20% 27%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Asian 10% 5%
Filipino 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 11430%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 25%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Most everyone of the teachers at this school are superb. My son has had some amazing classroom experiences. The same can not be said for the administration or counseling staff - mostly hack. The general attitude at the school is very cold and rude compared with other schools in other areas.

  • (1 year ago)

    I haven't seen anything impressive in the way of educating children at LMS. There is a distinction within grades that uses a "Gem stone" for core division The principal states there is no difference yet it has been three months and the Diamond core has been to a science field trip and is dissecting in the classroom while the Ruby core has depended only on the text for the same unit. This looks similar to the illegal tracking of the 70's. It has been a long first semester for our GATE student that has lost luster for the school. After McKinley Elementary this school is a rude awaking. We have made some classroom changes and look forward to a great ending of our first year.

  • (1 year ago)

    YES the school bldg is very depressing-dirty white bldgs. GOT PAINT?The sidewalks and stairs have large dangerous cracks. I lived in Colorado and comparatively the buildings in Santa Monica are extremely outdated. This effects students teachers and staff. The greed in this town has reduced most people to living in homes that are substandard just like the schools. Amazing how that works....amazing how much money supports inadequacy.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has always been very intellegent athletic & gets good grades in school. But she was also shy & slow to warm up to new people. Since her arrival at Lincon MS she has really blossomed! She now plays several instuments has made some new friends that could turn into life-long-friends & has joined several clubs & team sports.

  • (5 years ago)

    If you have a child with special needs this is not the right school.

  • (5 years ago)

    There has been a high turnover of principals in recent years. In my opinion the school is way too strict. As far as the teachers most were good and responded to my concerns right away others I had to leave more than one message and yet still there were times when my call or email was not returned at all. I was happy with this school a couple of years ago but this last year was not a good one. In my opinion LMS is education for the masses.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lincoln Middle School Is a wonderful learning environment for children. Not only are the teachers amazing the whole staff is as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with a great focus on the whole child. Academics are stressed but no one forgets that these students are going through the biggest growth period of their life. Our family has had two very different students receive an excellent education and very ver well prepared for high school. The teachers are some of the best in the country!

  • (6 years ago)

    I had a horrible experience at LMS. about a fourth of all the teachers i had were great the rest were either blah or were really bad. The people there were incredibly segregated and judgemental of one another. the rules were ridiculously strict. the campus looked depressing. every single day i spent there felt the same and i feel like i wasted 3 years of my life going to that terrible school.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are very pleased with LMS! I am not sure if there would have been a better choice of school for our doughtier than Lincoln. There is a lot of work yes but that is precisely the point. She was accepted part time in a CS university and I strongly belive we owe it all to Lincoln's learning environment and academic program. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lincoln has been a great help to my daughter when she needed help in her math class the teachers/counselors were there to help even befor I could call. I know that wouldn't have happend in another school district.Thank you lincoln

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of Academic Programs is high the teachers are knowledgable of individual students and senssitive to their concerns or challenges. There is a counselor for each grade who is accessible and proactive. However there is little in the way of arts programs available. Expect to have to supplement your child's experiences at nearby places like The Brentwood Art Center or various music and dance schools in the area. Parents are definately involved and contributive to the school. The administration is very approachable with teh overall feeling that there is great care for each and every student's needs.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is a good school. Though not as warm and community oriented as other schools in the district.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fabulous school. Highly recommended.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school great teachers. Students are challenged in all ways! Kathy Scott the current principal is amazing!

  • (8 years ago)

    Extremely active Parent Association. Engaging teachers. Rigorous Curriculum. High Quality Music Program.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lincoln Middle School is an execellent place in terms of allowing students to take responsibility for their own actions offering a broad range of subjects (including a great multidisciplinary elective program and early morning music programs) and character to exell toward high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    An excellent middle school with a very committed principal and similarly committed teaching staff. A large campus w/ 3 gyms a rock climbing wall and daily PE periods. Very involved PTSA.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs were wonderful. My child did band and exploratory block and he loved them both. Finally any parent who wants to be involved could.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent teachers! For middle school in the Westside area Lincoln Middle School is one of the best there is.

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