Lincoln Elementary School

Summary:

Lincoln Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 309 students in grades PK-6 in Denver, Colorado. It is part of the School District No. 1, which is ranked 79 out of 115 districts in Colorado and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. Lincoln Elementary has a predominantly White student population (around 72%), followed by Hispanic students (around 15%), and smaller percentages of other racial groups.

Lincoln Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages on CMAS tests, with 66.3% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 40.3% for the district and 43.7% for the state. In Math, 44% of Lincoln students were proficient or better, compared to 30.3% for the district and 32.9% for the state. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 20-25% of Colorado elementary schools in recent years, and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger in 2021-2022. Lincoln Elementary also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 15.8 to 17 students per teacher, and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (around 15-17%) compared to many nearby schools.

While Lincoln Elementary's consistent academic excellence and high ranking suggest it is providing a high-quality education, the demographic and socioeconomic differences between the school and its nearby counterparts, such as Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy, Stephen Knight Center for Early Education, and Asbury Elementary School, may raise questions about equity and access to high-performing schools, particularly for students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 710 South Pennsylvania Street
       Denver, CO  80209-4135


(720) 424-5990

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
175th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,799 Help


Students who attend Lincoln Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Grant Beacon Middle School
High:    South High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  309

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.5%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Two or more races:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lincoln Elementary School ranks better than 81.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 22nd among 91 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.5%), Hispanic (15.5%), two or more races (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary School is 17. 96 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lincoln Elementary School is $16,799. 74 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lincoln Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Elementary School 175th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Lincoln Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 79th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lincoln Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Lincoln Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 63.55 332nd 823 59.7%
2007 46.08 502nd 852 41.1%
2008 56.17 416th 849 51.0%
2009 55.77 424th 872 51.4%
2010 62.61 379th 925 59.0%
2011 73.72 242nd 935 74.1%
2012 71.77 264th 935 71.8%
2013 72.15 258th 954 73.0%
2014 71.47 256th 962 73.4%
2015 77.61 181st 938 80.7%
2016 83.52 120th 914 86.9%
2017 87.89 87th 929 90.6%
2018 80.82 162nd 917 82.3%
2019 71.19 250th 965 74.1%
2021 75.46 189th 710 73.4%
2022 89.75 73rd 921 92.1%
2023 78.53 175th 933 81.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Lincoln Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.38 129th 690 81.3%
2019 73.49 171st 758 77.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Lincoln Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.95 214th 693 69.1%
2019 59.97 273rd 764 64.3%
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Rank History for White students at Lincoln Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.27 133rd 596 77.7%
2022 82.87 55th 454 87.9%
2023 62.79 188th 525 64.2%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, August 25, 2014

Open Quote I have two children attending Licoln elementary. The community and the staff are wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend Lincoln. It has a great neighborhood supoort system and the facilities are always being updated. There is very little teaher turn over. Great School!!!!!!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Open Quote Provides an excellent environment for my children's learning. Teachers are fantastic and communicate with us regularly! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lincoln Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 207 25 4 99 7 n/a n/a 0 342
1989 171 18 2 88 9 n/a n/a 0 288
1990 174 14 3 114 13 n/a n/a 0 318
1991 166 11 1 88 9 n/a n/a 0 275
1992 157 17 3 95 9 n/a n/a 0 281
1993 162 20 3 99 6 n/a n/a 0 290
1994 151 30 3 85 7 n/a n/a 0 276
1995 121 26 6 95 5 n/a n/a 0 253
1996 121 26 6 95 5 n/a n/a 0 253
1997 123 26 7 100 7 n/a n/a 0 263
1998 105 21 5 102 8 n/a n/a 0 241
1999 109 14 6 83 11 n/a n/a 0 223
2000 93 15 6 69 10 n/a n/a 0 193
2001 65 15 4 76 8 n/a n/a 0 168
2002 48 17 6 47 7 n/a n/a 0 125
2003 48 17 6 47 7 n/a n/a 0 125
2004 60 13 11 59 9 n/a n/a 0 152
2005 74 15 17 63 3 n/a n/a 0 172
2006 81 21 19 49 1 n/a n/a 0 171
2007 128 20 19 58 3 n/a n/a 0 228
2008 149 12 17 83 2 n/a n/a 0 263
2009 175 7 22 93 4 n/a n/a 0 301
2010 189 12 23 102 7 n/a n/a 0 333
2011 180 5 22 97 5 0 22 0 331
2012 199 5 18 101 6 0 28 0 357
2013 207 7 12 101 5 0 25 0 357
2014 221 9 10 85 6 0 28 0 359
2015 235 11 7 82 3 1 24 0 363
2016 233 10 9 81 3 0 26 0 362
2017 233 14 10 68 2 0 27 0 354
2018 245 16 4 66 2 0 26 0 359
2019 242 20 5 58 0 0 24 0 349
2020 245 20 3 55 0 0 21 0 344
2021 241 16 5 49 0 0 15 0 326
2022 212 14 4 42 2 1 18 0 293
2023 221 10 4 48 1 1 24 0 309

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lincoln Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 21.2 16.1 n/a
1989 288 18.1 15.9 40.3
1990 318 15.4 20.6 43.4
1991 275 18.4 14.9 41.8
1992 281 16.1 17.4 22.4
1993 290 15.1 19.2 39.3
1994 276 13.2 20.9 34.1
1995 253 13.2 19.2 41.5
1996 253 13.2 19.2 41.5
1997 263 12.5 21.0 47.1
1998 241 14.6 16.5 48.1
1999 223 12.5 17.8 49.8
2000 193 13.0 14.8 59.1
2001 168 12.0 14.0 57.7
2002 125 11.8 10.6 60
2003 125 11.8 10.6 60
2004 152 11.1 13.7 50.7
2005 172 13.0 13.2 43.6
2006 171 11.4 15.0 42.7
2007 228 15.0 15.2 43
2008 263 15.5 17.0 39.2
2009 301 18.5 16.3 31.9
2010 333 19.2 17.3 37.8
2011 331 17.9 18.4 36.9
2012 357 15.8 22.5 32.8
2013 357 18.9 18.8 28
2014 359 18.0 19.9 27
2015 363 18.0 20.1 24.2
2016 362 21.0 17.2 21.8
2017 354 20.0 17.6 21.5
2018 359 19.2 18.6 17.5
2019 349 19.2 18.1 16.6
2020 344 18.8 18.2 17.7
2021 326 20.4 15.9 15.3
2022 293 18.4 15.8 16.4
2023 309 18.1 17.0 17.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lincoln Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 342 21.2 16.1 n/a
1989 288 18.1 15.9 40.3
1990 318 15.4 20.6 43.4
1991 275 18.4 14.9 41.8
1992 281 16.1 17.4 22.4
1993 290 15.1 19.2 39.3
1994 276 13.2 20.9 34.1
1995 253 13.2 19.2 41.5
1996 253 13.2 19.2 41.5
1997 263 12.5 21.0 47.1
1998 241 14.6 16.5 48.1
1999 223 12.5 17.8 49.8
2000 193 13.0 14.8 59.1
2001 168 12.0 14.0 57.7
2002 125 11.8 10.6 60
2003 125 11.8 10.6 60
2004 152 11.1 13.7 50.7
2005 172 13.0 13.2 43.6
2006 171 11.4 15.0 42.7
2007 228 15.0 15.2 43
2008 263 15.5 17.0 39.2
2009 301 18.5 16.3 31.9
2010 333 19.2 17.3 37.8
2011 331 17.9 18.4 36.9
2012 357 15.8 22.5 32.8
2013 357 18.9 18.8 28
2014 359 18.0 19.9 27
2015 363 18.0 20.1 24.2
2016 362 21.0 17.2 21.8
2017 354 20.0 17.6 21.5
2018 359 19.2 18.6 17.5
2019 349 19.2 18.1 16.6
2020 344 18.8 18.2 17.7
2021 326 20.4 15.9 15.3
2022 293 18.4 15.8 16.4
2023 309 18.1 17.0 17.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lincoln Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,030
2020 $12,562
2021 $13,182
2022 $14,506
2023 $16,799

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 250th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 175th of 933 Elementary schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary School)6657.1
 8.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)39.440.1
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Lincoln Elementary School)55.350
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Math (School District No. 1)37.536.4
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
5th Grade Science (Lincoln Elementary School)40.452.6
 12.2%
   5th Grade Science (School District No. 1)25.926.2
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary School)70.269.7
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.340.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Lincoln Elementary School)31.948.5
 16.6%
   5th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.932.2
 2.7%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary School)67.166.3
 0.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.840.3
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Lincoln Elementary School)39.744
 4.3%
   All Grades Math (School District No. 1)32.730.3
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students349309
 11.5%
African American2010
 50%
American Indian01
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic5848
 17.2%
Pacific Islander01
White242221
 8.7%
Two or More Races2424
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.6%17.5%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lincoln Elementary School

Students at Lincoln Elementary School are 72% White, 16% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 309 students attended Lincoln Elementary School.

Lincoln Elementary School ranks 175th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Lincoln Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Grant Beacon Middle School
High : South High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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