Lincoln Middle School

Public 6-8

 1600 Lancer Drive
       Fort Collins, CO  80521-1609


 (970) 488-5700

District: Poudre School District R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
236th of 458 Colorado Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.5
Number of students:  568

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.2%
White:
44.7%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.8%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Lincoln Middle School ranked worse than 51.5% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranked 8th among 9 ranked middle schools in the Poudre School District R-1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.2%), White (44.7%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 70.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Poudre School District R-1. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lincoln Middle School is 13.5, which is the lowest among 9 middle schools in the Poudre School District R-1! (See more...)
Compare Lincoln Middle School employs 41.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Lincoln Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Middle School 236th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Lincoln Middle School in the ranking list.)

Poudre School District R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Poudre School District R-1 12th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lincoln Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 25.28 261st 336 22.3%
2005 29.55 256th 340 24.7%
2006 22.42 286th 346 17.3%
2007 17.89 306th 360 15.0%
2008 26.17 287th 362 20.7%
2009 20.27 319th 377 15.4%
2010 23.54 334th 409 18.3%
2011 26.56 333rd 422 21.1%
2012 25.59 332nd 425 21.9%
2013 19.64 380th 454 16.3%
2014 30.32 337th 461 26.9%
2015 28.52 311th 436 28.7%
2016 26.52 291st 400 27.3%
2017 31.46 282nd 424 33.5%
2018 19.70 329th 418 21.3%
2019 46.45 236th 458 48.5%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Open Quote My son goes there and he absolutely loves that school Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Open Quote I have had nothing but problems with Lincoln since my son started there last year in 6th grade. The teachers pulled him out of General Education nearly full-time after he did wonderfully in the Gen. Ed. classroom in 5th grade. They call me nearly every day, sometimes numerous times, for ridiculous questions and "problems." We have had dealings with administration in regards to bullying countless times, and nothing is being done about it. Save for one, the teachers seem to genuinely not care about my student's success, and their standardized test scores are abysmal. I am EXTREMELY disappointed and unhappy with Lincoln in general, and am looking to transfer to another school as soon as possible. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Open Quote I currently have three students at Lincoln Middle School, one 8th grader and two 7th graders. Middle school is a hard time on kids and mine have had their ups and downs, but through it all we've had wonderful support from the teachers and staff. In fact, if I were only able to talk about one aspect of the school, I would focus on the teachers.

I'm involved in the PTO and have helped out in a couple different classrooms for extended periods of time so I've gotten to know the staff fairly well. The teachers love their jobs. They enjoy being with the kids. They push the envelope in order to find creative ways to not just teach the material, but to get the students to engage with the material as well. Every time I have had to contact a teacher, I've found the teacher to be responsive and helpful.

I'm also excited by the integration of service learning opportunities throughout the curriculum. Last year, in 6th grade, the students interviewed residents of a local nursing home and wrote down their stories in order not only to learn that history isn't as far distant as they might imagine, but also to help these residents have a written (or videotaped) record of their lives that they could pass down to their families. The 7th grade wrote a curriculum for a school in Africa that could be accessed through the computers that the school had sent the year before. The 8th grade had several service learning projects, including a community-wide round table discussion at CSU in which they hosted and moderated discussions which included people directly involved in both sides of the uranium mining that has been proposed just northwest of Fort Collins. And of course, there's the yearly Nicaragua trip (which is becoming a Costa Rica trip next year) in which the students go to San Juan del Sur and help out with the local lending library down there as well as bring clothes and other needed items to two orphanages there.

But, as I said in my first paragraph, middle school isn't all sunshine and daisies. We've had our share of problems as well: learning to deal with uncomfortable social situations, learning to do group work when not everyone participates, etc. But in every problem that I've had to interact with a teacher, counselor or administrator over, I've found the staff incredibly helpful and responsive. I come away feeling like the people at the school really do want the best for my kid. They want him (my 8th grader) or her (my 7th graders) not to just be removed from the problem they're dealing with, but to grow through it and find ways of dealing with it. One of the big things my 8th grader has been learning this year is to build relationships with his counselor and the vice-principal so that when something does come up in class, he can advocate for himself and get help from adults right there in the school (instead of having to hide or call home for help). He's matured immensely this year because of this process.

Fort Collins has a lot of great middle schools. I've met kids from many of them and they all have similar experiences to what we've seen at Lincoln. Two of the things that set Lincoln apart from the others is the chance to learn multi-culturalism in a hands-on setting and the increasingly integrated IB curriculum that pulls the many disciplines together and often does so through experiential service-learning projects. Lincoln also has some great after school opportunities (such as cooking classes, movie making classes, robotics, and the Lincoln Jam which is gaining increasing notoriety throughout Fort Collins). Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lincoln Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 494 2 9 135 6 n/a n/a 0 646
1989 509 7 9 126 4 n/a n/a 0 655
1990 546 13 7 107 5 n/a n/a 0 678
1991 451 5 6 120 3 n/a n/a 0 585
1992 472 3 10 147 3 n/a n/a 0 635
1993 481 5 17 140 8 n/a n/a 0 651
1994 485 7 12 139 5 n/a n/a 0 648
1995 465 9 12 160 13 n/a n/a 0 659
1996 465 9 12 160 13 n/a n/a 0 659
1997 461 5 15 178 10 n/a n/a 0 669
1998 472 9 11 189 6 n/a n/a 0 687
1999 439 5 8 172 9 n/a n/a 0 633
2000 387 7 13 169 11 n/a n/a 0 587
2001 412 18 15 208 10 n/a n/a 0 663
2002 433 15 34 269 10 n/a n/a 0 761
2003 433 15 34 269 10 n/a n/a 0 761
2004 373 17 26 251 10 n/a n/a 0 677
2005 334 13 23 263 9 n/a n/a 0 642
2006 253 13 17 236 7 n/a n/a 0 526
2007 198 13 20 249 5 n/a n/a 0 485
2008 166 7 13 214 7 n/a n/a 0 407
2009 165 6 20 215 6 n/a n/a 0 412
2010 187 9 13 219 10 n/a n/a 0 438
2011 214 9 8 234 8 0 8 0 481
2012 238 9 10 233 6 0 10 0 506
2013 233 7 4 227 7 0 17 0 495
2014 213 4 5 251 5 0 10 0 488
2015 200 0 7 281 3 0 13 0 504
2016 240 4 10 273 4 0 17 0 548
2017 239 6 5 258 4 n/a 20 0 532
2018 254 12 5 274 9 n/a 14 0 568

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 646 36.3 17.7 n/a
1989 655 37.9 17.2 23.7
1990 678 39.8 17.0 22.9
1991 585 35.6 16.4 24.6
1992 635 37.7 16.8 25.8
1993 651 37.0 17.6 27.6
1994 648 36.0 18.0 26.7
1995 659 31.3 21.1 30.8
1996 659 31.3 21.1 30.8
1997 669 35.8 18.7 30.8
1998 687 36.5 18.8 29.4
1999 633 36.3 17.4 28.9
2000 587 35.8 16.4 38.0
2001 663 39.0 17.0 35.9
2002 761 47.2 16.1 41.7
2003 761 47.2 16.1 41.7
2004 677 44.8 15.1 47.7
2005 642 43.7 14.7 47.2
2006 526 41.1 12.8 54.2
2007 485 36.9 13.1 64.7
2008 407 32.3 12.6 62.4
2009 412 31.3 13.2 73.3
2010 438 34.7 12.6 72.1
2011 481 33.9 14.1 70.5
2012 506 33.7 14.9 69.6
2013 495 36.8 13.4 68.3
2014 488 35.5 13.7 69.5
2015 504 35.0 14.4 76.6
2016 548 38.0 14.4 72.8
2017 532 41.5 12.8 69.0
2018 568 41.8 13.5 70.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Lincoln Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 646 36.3 17.7 n/a
1989 655 37.9 17.2 23.7
1990 678 39.8 17.0 22.9
1991 585 35.6 16.4 24.6
1992 635 37.7 16.8 25.8
1993 651 37.0 17.6 27.6
1994 648 36.0 18.0 26.7
1995 659 31.3 21.1 30.8
1996 659 31.3 21.1 30.8
1997 669 35.8 18.7 30.8
1998 687 36.5 18.8 29.4
1999 633 36.3 17.4 28.9
2000 587 35.8 16.4 38.0
2001 663 39.0 17.0 35.9
2002 761 47.2 16.1 41.7
2003 761 47.2 16.1 41.7
2004 677 44.8 15.1 47.7
2005 642 43.7 14.7 47.2
2006 526 41.1 12.8 54.2
2007 485 36.9 13.1 64.7
2008 407 32.3 12.6 62.4
2009 412 31.3 13.2 73.3
2010 438 34.7 12.6 72.1
2011 481 33.9 14.1 70.5
2012 506 33.7 14.9 69.6
2013 495 36.8 13.4 68.3
2014 488 35.5 13.7 69.5
2015 504 35.0 14.4 76.6
2016 548 38.0 14.4 72.8
2017 532 41.5 12.8 69.0
2018 568 41.8 13.5 70.8

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.




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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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