Lincoln Middle

Summary:

Lincoln Middle is a public middle school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving 374 students in grades 6-8. The school has a predominantly minority student population, with 65.51% African American and 25.4% Hispanic students, and consistently ranks among the lowest-performing middle schools in the state.

Lincoln Middle faces significant challenges in academic performance, with only 5-15% of students proficient in English Language Arts and 0-3% proficient in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 37-42%. The school also struggles with high rates of chronic absenteeism, reaching 68.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, and relatively high dropout rates. These issues are compounded by the fact that 98.66% of Lincoln Middle's students come from low-income families, significantly higher than the district and state averages. When compared to nearby schools, such as Andrew S. Douglas Middle, which has similar demographic characteristics but slightly better academic performance, the challenges facing Lincoln Middle become even more apparent.

The data reveals significant racial achievement gaps at Lincoln Middle, with African American and Hispanic students performing significantly worse than their White and Asian peers. Despite consistent efforts and resources dedicated to improving the school's performance, Lincoln Middle has struggled to make meaningful progress over the past decade, with its statewide ranking remaining in the bottom 10-15% of Wisconsin middle schools. Addressing these complex issues will require a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach that addresses the root causes of the school's challenges.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 820 E Knapp St
       Milwaukee, WI  53202-2718


(414) 212-3300

District: Milwaukee School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
600th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,292 Help


Students who attend Lincoln Middle usually attend:

High:    Audubon Technology and Communication High
    Bradley Technology High
    King International
    Milwaukee High School of the Arts
    More...

Feeder schools for Lincoln Middle:

Elementary:    Academy of Accelerated Learning
    Alcott Elementary
    Allen-Field Elementary
    Auer Avenue Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  374

Racial breakdown:

African American:
65.5%
Hispanic:
25.4%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.7% Help


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Compare Details Lincoln Middle ranks worse than 93.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked middle schools in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.13. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (65.5%), Hispanic (25.4%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lincoln Middle is 13.4, which is the 2nd best among 7 middle schools in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lincoln Middle is $16,292, which is the 3rd highest among 7 middle schools in the Milwaukee School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lincoln Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Middle 600th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Lincoln Middle in the ranking list.)

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Milwaukee School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Milwaukee School District 411th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lincoln Middle

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Rank History for all students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 13.79 293rd 324 9.6%
2005 7.38 306th 332 7.8%
2006 7.15 348th 382 8.9%
2007 7.21 338th 366 7.7%
2008 4.65 491st 519 5.4%
2009 5.39 491st 521 5.8%
2010 3.57 520th 539 3.5%
2011 4.21 528th 549 3.8%
2012 3.35 531st 559 5.0%
2013 4.79 532nd 569 6.5%
2014 3.69 553rd 585 5.5%
2015 2.43 589th 612 3.8%
2016 3.06 589th 609 3.3%
2017 1.93 604th 612 1.3%
2018 2.23 562nd 579 2.9%
2019 2.88 575th 594 3.2%
2021 4.73 585th 613 4.6%
2022 3.96 598th 617 3.1%
2023 6.13 600th 640 6.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.42 96th 96 0.0%
2021 9.42 127th 129 1.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.30 79th 140 43.6%
2019 30.81 128th 153 16.3%
2021 27.54 128th 138 7.2%
2022 32.17 122nd 158 22.8%
2023 22.18 165th 170 2.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.36 377th 417 9.6%
2019 18.65 384th 414 7.2%
2021 20.82 391st 437 10.5%
2022 21.99 364th 421 13.5%
2023 23.22 377th 439 14.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.83 486th 489 0.6%
2022 5.78 515th 522 1.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.49 536th 551 2.7%
2019 3.06 537th 557 3.6%
2021 6.10 548th 574 4.5%
2022 5.52 548th 576 4.9%
2023 8.86 536th 579 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.27 534th 551 3.1%
2019 3.90 538th 557 3.4%
2021 5.20 551st 572 3.7%
2022 3.85 569th 577 1.4%
2023 4.70 575th 591 2.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.90 110th 123 10.6%
2019 22.13 113th 127 11.0%
2021 27.76 110th 134 17.9%
2022 21.54 112th 125 10.4%
2023 25.63 113th 130 13.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lincoln Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.87 202nd 204 1.0%
2019 13.23 199th 209 4.8%
2021 23.32 192nd 225 14.7%
2022 9.35 220th 221 0.5%
2023 15.12 214th 229 6.6%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 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: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Lincoln Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 100 590 3 88 10 n/a n/a 0 791
1990 136 665 0 92 15 n/a n/a 0 908
1991 171 633 3 129 22 n/a n/a 0 958
1992 118 316 12 141 33 n/a n/a 0 620
1993 123 342 6 132 25 n/a n/a 0 628
1994 137 333 11 163 14 n/a n/a 0 658
1995 122 344 15 228 8 n/a n/a 0 717
1996 122 344 15 228 8 n/a n/a 0 717
1997 107 331 24 250 9 n/a n/a 0 721
1998 152 324 39 222 8 n/a n/a 0 745
1999 161 316 51 219 7 n/a n/a 0 754
2000 159 304 57 232 5 n/a n/a 0 757
2001 144 324 60 229 6 n/a n/a 0 763
2002 109 369 74 262 5 n/a n/a 0 819
2003 109 369 74 262 5 n/a n/a 0 819
2004 97 389 82 263 3 n/a n/a 0 834
2005 80 443 63 249 5 n/a n/a 0 840
2006 89 448 50 248 5 n/a n/a 0 840
2007 84 457 41 218 2 n/a n/a 0 802
2008 96 475 35 205 0 n/a n/a 0 811
2009 75 476 34 191 0 n/a n/a 0 776
2010 61 486 26 191 4 n/a n/a 0 768
2011 60 554 29 215 1 0 0 0 859
2012 52 583 23 207 2 0 0 0 867
2013 46 481 17 186 5 0 0 0 735
2014 44 453 22 178 3 0 0 0 700
2015 35 399 20 189 2 0 1 0 646
2016 28 454 8 184 4 0 6 0 684
2017 9 481 7 189 2 0 14 0 702
2018 11 468 9 150 4 0 21 0 663
2019 11 462 10 146 2 0 17 0 648
2020 8 451 8 133 4 1 16 0 621
2021 11 355 8 123 3 1 16 0 517
2022 9 267 5 95 3 3 15 0 397
2023 12 245 3 95 1 0 18 0 374

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 791 40.0 19.7 59.9
1990 908 31.0 29.2 11
1991 958 34.0 28.1 38.5
1992 620 39.0 15.8 52.9
1993 628 39.1 16.1 67.5
1994 658 37.1 17.7 66
1995 717 43.4 16.5 66
1996 717 43.4 16.5 66
1997 721 47.4 15.2 65.6
1998 745 48.8 15.3 64.4
1999 754 46.4 16.3 73.3
2000 757 48.0 15.8 71.1
2001 763 47.4 16.1 68.9
2002 819 51.8 15.8 81
2003 819 51.8 15.8 81
2004 834 55.6 15.0 82.4
2005 840 50.6 16.6 n/a
2006 840 51.8 16.2 n/a
2007 802 46.6 17.2 81.2
2008 811 47.0 17.3 81.4
2009 776 52.2 14.9 84.9
2010 768 47.9 16.0 86.5
2011 859 41.7 20.5 79.9
2012 867 36.0 24.0 91.3
2013 735 40.4 18.1 90.7
2014 700 30.9 22.6 89.6
2015 646 n/a n/a 89.6
2016 684 28.0 24.4 84.9
2017 702 44.0 15.9 89
2018 663 41.8 15.8 80.8
2019 648 38.3 16.9 97.8
2020 621 32.1 19.3 98.2
2021 517 33.6 15.3 98.6
2022 397 30.2 13.1 86.9
2023 374 27.7 13.4 98.7

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 Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 791 40.0 19.7 59.9
1990 908 31.0 29.2 11
1991 958 34.0 28.1 38.5
1992 620 39.0 15.8 52.9
1993 628 39.1 16.1 67.5
1994 658 37.1 17.7 66
1995 717 43.4 16.5 66
1996 717 43.4 16.5 66
1997 721 47.4 15.2 65.6
1998 745 48.8 15.3 64.4
1999 754 46.4 16.3 73.3
2000 757 48.0 15.8 71.1
2001 763 47.4 16.1 68.9
2002 819 51.8 15.8 81
2003 819 51.8 15.8 81
2004 834 55.6 15.0 82.4
2005 840 50.6 16.6 n/a
2006 840 51.8 16.2 n/a
2007 802 46.6 17.2 81.2
2008 811 47.0 17.3 81.4
2009 776 52.2 14.9 84.9
2010 768 47.9 16.0 86.5
2011 859 41.7 20.5 79.9
2012 867 36.0 24.0 91.3
2013 735 40.4 18.1 90.7
2014 700 30.9 22.6 89.6
2015 646 n/a n/a 89.6
2016 684 28.0 24.4 84.9
2017 702 44.0 15.9 89
2018 663 41.8 15.8 80.8
2019 648 38.3 16.9 97.8
2020 621 32.1 19.3 98.2
2021 517 33.6 15.3 98.6
2022 397 30.2 13.1 86.9
2023 374 27.7 13.4 98.7

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 Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,772 (12.5%) $12,413 (87.5%) $14,184
2020 $1,520 (11.0%) $12,318 (89.0%) $13,838
2021 $2,819 (17.3%) $13,473 (82.7%) $16,292

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln Middle

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 575th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 600th of 640 Middle schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Middle)55.4
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)19.515.9
 3.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Middle)3.31.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)14.79.9
 4.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Middle)8.65.8
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)24.220.7
 3.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Middle)3.20
 3.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)14.39.4
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Middle)6.114.7
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Milwaukee School District)1916.7
 2.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Middle)2.83.2
 0.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Milwaukee School District)13.16.9
 6.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Lincoln Middle)11.123.2
 12.1%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Milwaukee School District)25.132.1
 7%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Lincoln Middle)10.615.8
 5.2%
   8th Grade Science (Milwaukee School District)24.822.2
 2.7%
   8th Grade Science (Wisconsin)54.649.4
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students648374
 42.3%
African American462245
 47%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian103
 70%
Hispanic14695
 34.9%
Pacific Islander00
White1112
 9.1%
Two or More Races1718
 5.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.8%98.7%
 0.8%


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Lincoln Middle ranks in the bottom 6.3% of Wisconsin middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 374 students attended Lincoln Middle.

Students at Lincoln Middle are 66% African American, 25% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% White.


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