School Details

Lincoln Elementary School

302 Cedar Bend, Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 433-1990
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 453 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

39%
58%
79%
39%
57%
78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
65%
56%
77%
52%
57%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
65%
82%
43%
65%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
77%
67%
78%
67%
61%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
61%
80%
42%
61%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
57%
63%
78%
45%
62%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school in Waterloo. 453 children attend Lincoln Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 89% of the 453 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lincoln Elementary School is 12:1. Edison Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 26%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 56%
Multiracial 13% 6%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We love the Lincoln staff. They work hard and will do anything for kids and parents.

  • (7 months ago)

    Lincoln is an amazing school with great kids and staff. I love that my daughter attends Lincoln. It's only 1 month into the school year and she has already learned a ton!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is outstanding because we are a learning community always willing to stretch our thinking to best meet the needs of our families.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lincoln Elementary is an AMAZING learning environment. As the winner of the Swartzendruber Award for Academic Excellence the past two years in a row for having the best test scores and showing the most improvement in the Waterloo Community School District Lincoln demonstrates their ability to provide excellent education to their students. My daughter attended Lincoln and my son is finishing up his last year at Lincoln. Lincoln has been our school for the past 8 years and I would NEVER consider enrolling them anywhere else. The professional staff is supportive encouraging and some of the kindest people my family has had the opportunity to know. I would STRONGLY encourage ANYONE coming to the Waterloo Community School District to consider making Lincoln Elementary their student's "home". As a parent I have been involved with every step of my child's education and love that there is such open communication with all of the professional staff. I love being greeted with a smile and a first name basis and the overall feeling of comfort when I visit the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lincoln is a very good school! The staff is great and polite everyone always has a simile on there face. The teacher teach the kids well I wouldn't take my daughter to any other school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lincoln is an awesome school to be a teacher! Excellent hardworking staff wonderful students and a supportive administration.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love Lincoln! My child loves to go to school and enjoys all of his teachers. When I call or email the school I get an immediate reaponse. The school always sends communication in what they are doing and how my child is doing.

  • (1 year ago)

    My School is Lincoln. I love how the staff is always willing to help a child in need. They are the most dedicated and caring teachers.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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