Lincoln Elementary

Summary:

Lincoln Elementary is a public elementary school located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 396 students. The school faces significant challenges, with a predominantly African American student population, consistently low academic performance, and high rates of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Lincoln Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (60.86%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 24.81% to 59.33% African American students. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 10-15% of Minnesota elementary schools, with only 15.97% of students proficient or better in Math, compared to 45.49% statewide and 27.73% in the St. Cloud Public School District. Additionally, Lincoln Elementary has an extremely high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 86.39% to 92.42% over the past three school years, significantly higher than the surrounding schools.

In contrast, nearby schools like Westwood Elementary, Oak Hill Community Elementary, and Madison Elementary have significantly higher academic performance and more diverse student populations. The low student-teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary, ranging from 10 to 13.6 students per teacher, could be an asset if the school can effectively leverage this resource to improve teaching and learning, but addressing the deeper systemic challenges will require a comprehensive, data-driven approach.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 336 5th Ave SE
       Saint Cloud, MN  56304-1006


(320) 370-6660

District: St. Cloud Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
780th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,628 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

African American:
60.9%
White:
19.4%
Hispanic:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.4% Help


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Compare Details Lincoln Elementary ranks worse than 92.5% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (60.9%), White (19.4%), Hispanic (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the St. Cloud Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary is 13.6, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lincoln Elementary is $14,628, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the St. Cloud Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lincoln Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Elementary 780th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Lincoln Elementary in the ranking list.)

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St. Cloud Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Public School District 329th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lincoln Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 25.95 577th 676 14.6%
2005 58.61 319th 685 53.4%
2006 32.99 630th 756 16.7%
2007 41.06 586th 777 24.6%
2008 39.29 598th 781 23.4%
2010 27.29 679th 803 15.4%
2011 21.26 712th 814 12.5%
2012 25.56 702nd 820 14.4%
2013 27.05 671st 824 18.6%
2014 25.45 690th 826 16.5%
2015 13.72 742nd 840 11.7%
2016 15.29 743rd 848 12.4%
2017 8.02 781st 853 8.4%
2018 6.58 784th 847 7.4%
2019 7.57 795th 870 8.6%
2021 4.76 817th 869 6.0%
2022 5.11 817th 858 4.8%
2023 7.35 782nd 845 7.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.64 98th 98 0.0%
2021 9.48 44th 45 2.2%
2022 15.82 76th 87 12.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.59 194th 242 19.8%
2019 31.53 191st 239 20.1%
2021 35.97 115th 175 34.3%
2022 23.42 224th 256 12.5%
2023 37.25 182nd 276 34.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.08 431st 463 6.9%
2019 15.00 470th 515 8.7%
2021 7.48 407th 417 2.4%
2022 13.24 472nd 500 5.6%
2023 19.77 453rd 524 13.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.35 667th 728 8.4%
2019 18.91 641st 740 13.4%
2021 13.17 634th 683 7.2%
2022 13.06 621st 663 6.3%
2023 14.57 691st 774 10.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 16.50 4th 4 0.0%
2023 27.24 4th 6 33.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.32 726th 774 6.2%
2019 8.89 726th 787 7.8%
2021 5.01 742nd 783 5.2%
2022 5.87 753rd 799 5.8%
2023 6.10 745th 787 5.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.18 724th 779 7.1%
2019 7.61 742nd 798 7.0%
2021 4.24 754th 784 3.8%
2022 4.56 779th 808 3.6%
2023 9.24 731st 799 8.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.94 219th 266 17.7%
2019 30.66 209th 283 26.1%
2021 17.40 207th 227 8.8%
2022 17.63 249th 282 11.7%
2023 22.45 232nd 279 16.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 19.12 191st 209 8.6%
2023 21.78 184th 214 14.0%
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Rank History for White students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.69 647th 712 9.1%
2019 10.37 699th 722 3.2%
2021 3.19 707th 710 0.4%
2022 6.19 711th 725 1.9%
2023 5.95 698th 712 2.0%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota 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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Enrollment information for Lincoln Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 433 2 23 2 1 n/a n/a 0 461
1989 486 5 19 2 2 n/a n/a 0 514
1990 542 5 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1991 420 2 16 12 3 n/a n/a 0 453
1992 464 3 18 8 11 n/a n/a 0 504
1993 400 3 16 9 13 n/a n/a 0 441
1994 366 2 26 6 4 n/a n/a 0 404
1995 320 10 27 1 8 n/a n/a 0 366
1996 320 10 27 1 8 n/a n/a 0 366
1997 315 22 30 3 9 n/a n/a 0 379
1998 288 24 31 3 17 n/a n/a 0 363
1999 269 28 30 2 15 n/a n/a 0 344
2000 252 27 28 4 13 n/a n/a 0 324
2001 203 35 31 6 17 n/a n/a 0 292
2002 181 34 25 15 5 n/a n/a 0 260
2003 181 34 25 15 5 n/a n/a 0 260
2004 271 35 18 17 8 n/a n/a 0 349
2005 265 56 16 10 10 n/a n/a 0 357
2006 257 57 17 7 6 n/a n/a 0 344
2007 228 55 18 3 10 n/a n/a 0 314
2008 231 47 10 11 3 n/a n/a 0 302
2009 240 52 15 11 7 n/a n/a 0 325
2010 236 63 10 23 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2011 214 60 7 20 2 1 25 0 329
2012 198 72 7 29 3 1 36 0 346
2013 198 93 8 31 3 1 52 0 386
2014 178 119 5 26 7 0 59 0 394
2015 149 135 1 23 5 0 66 0 379
2016 115 155 0 31 1 0 67 0 369
2017 93 159 1 28 1 0 61 0 343
2018 100 215 3 32 2 0 52 0 404
2019 89 203 5 33 4 0 47 0 381
2020 65 263 5 15 9 0 39 0 396
2021 53 254 5 17 6 1 33 0 369
2022 66 245 11 27 2 0 31 0 382
2023 77 241 12 33 3 0 30 0 396

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 461 18.0 25.6 11.9
1989 514 16.0 32.1 14.4
1990 565 21.6 26.1 14.5
1991 453 17.2 26.3 27.2
1992 504 18.4 27.3 32.9
1993 441 17.5 25.2 34
1994 404 18.0 22.4 41.8
1995 366 0.0 0.0 35
1996 366 0.0 0.0 35
1997 379 23.0 16.5 42
1998 363 n/a 0.0 40.5
1999 344 28.1 12.2 41.3
2000 324 27.4 11.8 55.9
2001 292 23.4 12.5 61
2002 260 21.1 12.3 60
2003 260 21.1 12.3 60
2004 349 26.9 13.0 66.2
2005 357 29.3 12.2 62.7
2006 344 27.3 12.6 63.4
2007 314 26.6 11.8 65.6
2008 302 24.9 12.1 63.9
2009 325 22.3 14.6 67.1
2010 333 25.4 13.0 72.1
2011 329 24.4 13.4 69
2012 346 25.1 13.7 74.9
2013 386 27.8 13.8 82.6
2014 394 26.0 15.1 81.7
2015 379 27.0 14.0 85.5
2016 369 29.0 12.7 85.6
2017 343 29.5 11.6 88.9
2018 404 27.4 14.7 89.4
2019 381 29.8 12.7 85.3
2020 396 40.6 9.7 91.9
2021 369 35.1 10.4 87
2022 382 38.1 10.0 86.4
2023 396 28.9 13.6 92.4

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 461 18.0 25.6 11.9
1989 514 16.0 32.1 14.4
1990 565 21.6 26.1 14.5
1991 453 17.2 26.3 27.2
1992 504 18.4 27.3 32.9
1993 441 17.5 25.2 34
1994 404 18.0 22.4 41.8
1995 366 0.0 0.0 35
1996 366 0.0 0.0 35
1997 379 23.0 16.5 42
1998 363 n/a 0.0 40.5
1999 344 28.1 12.2 41.3
2000 324 27.4 11.8 55.9
2001 292 23.4 12.5 61
2002 260 21.1 12.3 60
2003 260 21.1 12.3 60
2004 349 26.9 13.0 66.2
2005 357 29.3 12.2 62.7
2006 344 27.3 12.6 63.4
2007 314 26.6 11.8 65.6
2008 302 24.9 12.1 63.9
2009 325 22.3 14.6 67.1
2010 333 25.4 13.0 72.1
2011 329 24.4 13.4 69
2012 346 25.1 13.7 74.9
2013 386 27.8 13.8 82.6
2014 394 26.0 15.1 81.7
2015 379 27.0 14.0 85.5
2016 369 29.0 12.7 85.6
2017 343 29.5 11.6 88.9
2018 404 27.4 14.7 89.4
2019 381 29.8 12.7 85.3
2020 396 40.6 9.7 91.9
2021 369 35.1 10.4 87
2022 382 38.1 10.0 86.4
2023 396 28.9 13.6 92.4

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lincoln Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,628

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 795th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 782nd of 845 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Lincoln Elementary)29.120.7
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)5039.1
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Lincoln Elementary)25.523.7
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)38.132.2
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Lincoln Elementary)15.818.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)43.636.5
 7.1%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Lincoln Elementary)12.321.4
 9.2%
   4th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)37.432
 5.4%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Lincoln Elementary)22.47
 15.4%
   5th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)36.829.5
 7.3%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Lincoln Elementary)41.423.7
 17.7%
   5th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)51.645.7
 5.9%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Lincoln Elementary)32.812.4
 20.4%
   5th Grade Science (St. Cloud Public School District)43.835
 8.8%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students381396
 3.9%
African American203241
 18.7%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian512
 140%
Hispanic3333
Pacific Islander00
White8977
 13.5%
Two or More Races4730
 36.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.3%92.4%
 7.1%


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Lincoln Elementary ranks in the bottom 7.5% of Minnesota elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Lincoln Elementary.

Students at Lincoln Elementary are 61% African American, 19% White, 8% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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

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