Lincoln Elementary - 05

Summary:

Lincoln Elementary - 05 is a high-performing public elementary school in Watertown, South Dakota, serving 338 students in grades K-4 and part of the Watertown School District 14-4.

Lincoln Elementary - 05 consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in South Dakota, with exceptional academic performance. In the 2022-2023 school year, 71.54% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 49.7% statewide and 57.64% in the Watertown School District. The school also outperforms the state and district in specific grade-level assessments, with 80% of 4th-grade students achieving proficiency in both ELA and Mathematics. While the student population is predominantly White (81.95%), the school has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (10.65%) compared to the state and district averages, and it effectively serves its low-socioeconomic status students, ranking 3rd out of 80 South Dakota elementary schools in this area.

Compared to other Watertown elementary schools, Roosevelt Elementary - 08 and McKinley Elementary - 06, Lincoln Elementary - 05 significantly outperforms them in both ELA and Mathematics proficiency rates, often by 20 percentage points or more. The school also has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (18.93%) compared to the other Watertown elementary schools, which range from 33.96% to 56.58%. These comparisons highlight the exceptional performance and unique characteristics of Lincoln Elementary - 05 within the Watertown School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1100 13th St NE
       Watertown, SD  57201


(605) 882-6340

District: Watertown School District 14-4

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 204 South Dakota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,003 Help


Students who attend Lincoln Elementary - 05 usually attend:

Middle:    Watertown Intermediate School - 13
    Watertown Middle School - 02
High:    Watertown High School - 01

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  338

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.0%
Hispanic:
10.7%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.9% Help


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Compare Details Lincoln Elementary - 05 ranks better than 95.6% of elementary schools in South Dakota. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Watertown School District 14-4! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82%), Hispanic (10.7%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lincoln Elementary - 05 is 15.5. 3 elementary schools in the Watertown School District 14-4 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lincoln Elementary - 05 is $9,003, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Watertown School District 14-4!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lincoln Elementary - 05:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Elementary - 05 9th of 204 South Dakota public elementary schools. (See Lincoln Elementary - 05 in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Watertown School District 14-4:

SchoolDigger ranks Watertown School District 14-4 36th of 126 South Dakota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lincoln Elementary - 05

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Rank History for all students at Lincoln Elementary - 05

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 68.27 47th 187 74.9%
2004 66.02 65th 189 65.6%
2005 70.34 44th 194 77.3%
2006 72.47 35th 197 82.2%
2007 72.82 34th 194 82.5%
2008 74.74 24th 194 87.6%
2009 78.73 15th 196 92.3%
2010 78.01 27th 206 86.9%
2011 84.22 4th 205 98.0%
2012 79.48 22nd 214 89.7%
2013 77.64 24th 201 88.1%
2015 78.04 30th 209 85.6%
2016 88.44 6th 206 97.1%
2017 82.00 23rd 207 88.9%
2018 84.08 12th 204 94.1%
2019 83.62 17th 206 91.7%
2021 87.06 13th 202 93.6%
2022 92.29 6th 202 97.0%
2023 88.17 9th 204 95.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lincoln Elementary - 05

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.26 13th 121 89.3%
2019 68.44 24th 121 80.2%
2021 93.52 4th 106 96.2%
2022 96.15 3rd 80 96.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Lincoln Elementary - 05

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.49 12th 163 92.6%
2019 78.68 16th 155 89.7%
2021 91.87 5th 151 96.7%
2022 92.93 4th 150 97.3%
2023 83.93 11th 154 92.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Lincoln Elementary - 05

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.76 11th 170 93.5%
2019 85.53 14th 160 91.3%
2021 80.37 20th 157 87.3%
2022 90.05 9th 154 94.2%
2023 89.12 10th 166 94.0%
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Rank History for White students at Lincoln Elementary - 05

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.88 12th 186 93.5%
2019 82.51 13th 191 93.2%
2021 84.44 14th 185 92.4%
2022 92.19 4th 184 97.8%
2023 88.96 7th 185 96.2%
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Data source: test scores: South Dakota 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 - 05

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 427 427
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 476 476
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 505 505
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 505 505
1993 484 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1994 519 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1995 480 0 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 487
1996 480 0 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 487
1997 456 1 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 460
1998 458 3 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 468
1999 435 2 5 6 11 n/a n/a 0 459
2000 433 0 6 6 14 n/a n/a 0 459
2001 429 0 5 2 10 n/a n/a 0 446
2002 467 3 7 4 13 n/a n/a 0 494
2003 467 3 7 4 13 n/a n/a 0 494
2004 455 2 6 4 13 n/a n/a 0 480
2005 461 1 4 2 6 n/a n/a 0 474
2006 465 2 10 6 8 n/a n/a 0 491
2007 457 2 6 3 10 n/a n/a 0 478
2008 459 1 4 5 12 n/a n/a 0 481
2009 464 2 3 8 13 n/a n/a 0 490
2010 457 3 4 6 16 n/a n/a 0 486
2011 470 4 6 4 10 0 0 0 494
2012 468 3 10 4 5 0 2 0 492
2013 489 4 12 10 4 0 5 0 524
2014 486 3 10 11 3 0 8 0 521
2015 481 4 11 13 3 0 8 0 520
2016 485 4 8 15 6 0 8 0 526
2017 351 4 4 9 5 0 9 0 382
2018 355 2 7 11 5 0 6 0 386
2019 364 2 2 16 3 0 8 0 395
2020 354 0 6 26 2 0 8 0 396
2021 326 1 7 25 1 0 11 0 371
2022 315 1 6 29 5 0 13 0 369
2023 277 0 7 36 2 0 16 0 338

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 - 05

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 427 17.7 24.1 n/a
1990 476 20.7 22.9 n/a
1991 505 22.7 22.2 n/a
1992 505 22.7 22.2 n/a
1993 487 25.2 19.3 n/a
1994 522 25.1 20.8 n/a
1995 487 26.1 18.7 n/a
1996 487 26.1 18.7 n/a
1997 460 26.5 17.4 8.5
1998 468 26.3 17.8 13.2
1999 459 25.3 18.1 16.6
2000 459 28.2 16.3 11.8
2001 446 26.4 16.9 11.9
2002 494 27.3 18.1 13.4
2003 494 27.3 18.1 13.4
2004 480 27.9 17.2 12.5
2005 474 27.1 17.5 13.1
2006 491 26.8 18.3 16.1
2007 478 27.4 17.4 14.2
2008 481 26.5 18.2 19.3
2009 490 26.9 18.2 19.2
2010 486 27.9 17.3 20.8
2011 494 27.4 17.9 20.9
2012 492 27.4 17.8 20.9
2013 524 27.4 19.0 23.3
2014 521 28.4 18.2 21.3
2015 520 28.0 18.5 25.8
2016 526 28.0 18.7 23
2017 382 24.2 15.7 25.1
2018 386 22.2 17.3 20.7
2019 395 23.2 17.0 17.5
2020 396 21.5 18.3 17.7
2021 371 20.5 18.0 18.1
2022 369 21.1 17.4 12.7
2023 338 21.6 15.5 18.9

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 - 05

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 427 17.7 24.1 n/a
1990 476 20.7 22.9 n/a
1991 505 22.7 22.2 n/a
1992 505 22.7 22.2 n/a
1993 487 25.2 19.3 n/a
1994 522 25.1 20.8 n/a
1995 487 26.1 18.7 n/a
1996 487 26.1 18.7 n/a
1997 460 26.5 17.4 8.5
1998 468 26.3 17.8 13.2
1999 459 25.3 18.1 16.6
2000 459 28.2 16.3 11.8
2001 446 26.4 16.9 11.9
2002 494 27.3 18.1 13.4
2003 494 27.3 18.1 13.4
2004 480 27.9 17.2 12.5
2005 474 27.1 17.5 13.1
2006 491 26.8 18.3 16.1
2007 478 27.4 17.4 14.2
2008 481 26.5 18.2 19.3
2009 490 26.9 18.2 19.2
2010 486 27.9 17.3 20.8
2011 494 27.4 17.9 20.9
2012 492 27.4 17.8 20.9
2013 524 27.4 19.0 23.3
2014 521 28.4 18.2 21.3
2015 520 28.0 18.5 25.8
2016 526 28.0 18.7 23
2017 382 24.2 15.7 25.1
2018 386 22.2 17.3 20.7
2019 395 23.2 17.0 17.5
2020 396 21.5 18.3 17.7
2021 371 20.5 18.0 18.1
2022 369 21.1 17.4 12.7
2023 338 21.6 15.5 18.9

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 - 05

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2020 $484 (5.5%) $8,392 (94.5%) $8,877
2021 $499 (5.5%) $8,504 (94.5%) $9,003

Data source: South Dakota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln Elementary - 05

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 206 Elementary schoolsRanks 9th of 204 Elementary schools
 3.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary - 05)63.962.7
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Watertown School District 14-4)57.957.3
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)49.145.3
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary - 05)75.971.6
 4.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Watertown School District 14-4)65.666.7
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)52.751.1
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary - 05)70.780
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown School District 14-4)59.250.5
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)50.347.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary - 05)7680
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Watertown School District 14-4)58.561.9
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)4947.7
 1.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary - 05)67.171.5
 4.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Watertown School District 14-4)63.957.6
 6.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (South Dakota)53.249.7
 3.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary - 05)7675.9
 0%
   All Grades Mathematics (Watertown School District 14-4)54.849.5
 5.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (South Dakota)44.941.9
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students395338
 14.4%
African American20
 100%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic1636
 125%
Pacific Islander00
White364277
 23.9%
Two or More Races816
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.5%18.9%
 1.5%


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Students at Lincoln Elementary - 05 are 82% White, 11% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 338 students attended Lincoln Elementary - 05.


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

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