Lincoln Elementary

Summary:

Lincoln Elementary is a public elementary school in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school faces several challenges that differentiate it from nearby schools in the Wausau School District.

Despite being part of the Wausau School District, which is ranked 211 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin, Lincoln Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Wisconsin elementary schools, with a 1 or 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student proficiency rates in core subjects like English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science are generally lower than the district and state averages. Additionally, the school's performance on various student subgroups, such as English Language Learners and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, is consistently in the bottom quarter of Wisconsin elementary schools.

When compared to nearby schools like Stettin Elementary and Rib Mountain Elementary, Lincoln Elementary generally underperforms in terms of academic proficiency, statewide ranking, and student subgroup performance. This may be partly due to the school's significantly higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 70.81% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to the nearby schools with lower percentages of low-income students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 720 S 6th Ave
       Wausau, WI  54401-5382


(715) 261-0965

District: Wausau School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
754th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,631 Help


Students who attend Lincoln Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Muir Middle
High:    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  8.6 Help
Number of students:  209

Racial breakdown:

White:
33.5%
Asian:
33.0%
Hispanic:
18.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lincoln Elementary ranks worse than 70.7% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 11th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Wausau School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.35. (See more...)
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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 Student population at Lincoln Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (33.5%), Asian (33%), Hispanic (18.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.8% 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 is 8.6, which is the lowest among 14 elementary schools in the Wausau School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lincoln Elementary is $20,631, which is the highest among 14 elementary schools in the Wausau School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lincoln Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lincoln Elementary 754th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Lincoln Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Wausau School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wausau School District 211th of 424 Wisconsin 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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.43 542nd 633 14.4%
2005 25.69 517th 632 18.2%
2006 28.35 581st 712 18.4%
2007 45.73 472nd 689 31.5%
2008 22.01 899th 1021 11.9%
2009 35.20 812th 1030 21.2%
2010 23.94 908th 1045 13.1%
2011 23.78 920th 1046 12.0%
2012 54.11 606th 1045 42.0%
2013 22.40 907th 1053 13.9%
2014 42.08 738th 1061 30.4%
2015 40.16 766th 1076 28.8%
2016 27.40 851st 1075 20.8%
2017 24.31 877th 1071 18.1%
2018 44.03 654th 1025 36.2%
2019 26.44 830th 1037 20.0%
2021 15.55 909th 1050 13.4%
2022 29.92 821st 1067 23.1%
2023 36.35 754th 1067 29.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.77 55th 76 27.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.67 100th 287 65.2%
2019 44.00 149th 275 45.8%
2021 34.55 156th 222 29.7%
2022 26.56 210th 248 15.3%
2023 25.68 218th 249 12.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.93 565th 742 23.9%
2021 30.74 537th 746 28.0%
2022 56.40 257th 748 65.6%
2023 64.78 204th 770 73.5%
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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 WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.19 615th 854 28.0%
2019 31.04 670th 874 23.3%
2022 22.57 735th 859 14.4%
2023 28.78 690th 871 20.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.33 565th 997 43.3%
2019 37.52 706th 1002 29.5%
2021 21.23 835th 1004 16.8%
2022 38.97 693rd 1017 31.9%
2023 32.00 760th 1010 24.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.06 693rd 997 30.5%
2019 20.78 845th 1002 15.7%
2021 11.39 898th 1003 10.5%
2022 21.81 843rd 1017 17.1%
2023 45.14 626th 1011 38.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.42 76th 107 29.0%
2019 21.46 97th 122 20.5%
2021 19.96 91st 106 14.2%
2022 24.14 82nd 110 25.5%
2023 23.06 92nd 116 20.7%
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Rank History for White students at Lincoln Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.94 312th 686 54.5%
2019 31.03 558th 718 22.3%
2021 23.85 593rd 699 15.2%
2022 38.26 470th 704 33.2%
2023 54.44 329th 715 54.0%
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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 Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 272 1 99 1 8 n/a n/a 0 381
1989 263 4 136 1 7 n/a n/a 0 411
1990 270 1 162 3 10 n/a n/a 0 446
1991 260 1 175 3 4 n/a n/a 0 443
1992 244 0 220 0 4 n/a n/a 0 468
1993 180 0 222 1 6 n/a n/a 0 409
1994 113 0 178 1 8 n/a n/a 0 300
1995 151 0 128 1 6 n/a n/a 0 286
1996 151 0 128 1 6 n/a n/a 0 286
1997 148 2 144 0 5 n/a n/a 0 299
1998 121 1 146 1 4 n/a n/a 0 273
1999 118 1 148 2 1 n/a n/a 0 270
2000 118 0 130 4 2 n/a n/a 0 254
2001 106 4 130 4 1 n/a n/a 0 245
2002 112 1 119 12 1 n/a n/a 0 245
2003 112 1 119 12 1 n/a n/a 0 245
2004 110 9 108 13 4 n/a n/a 0 244
2005 121 6 95 9 4 n/a n/a 0 235
2006 121 8 68 8 7 n/a n/a 0 212
2007 141 6 76 16 9 n/a n/a 0 248
2008 133 10 83 11 9 n/a n/a 0 246
2009 128 11 82 14 7 n/a n/a 0 242
2010 125 12 84 12 2 n/a n/a 0 235
2011 121 8 89 22 3 0 16 0 259
2012 125 8 100 21 3 0 24 0 281
2013 125 6 107 21 3 0 28 0 290
2014 127 6 99 33 3 1 28 0 297
2015 125 12 104 14 4 0 24 0 283
2016 130 6 99 13 4 1 22 0 275
2017 121 10 107 8 4 1 23 0 274
2018 92 8 74 24 1 1 19 0 219
2019 84 9 77 23 4 1 20 0 218
2020 77 4 81 29 4 1 17 0 213
2021 63 3 75 31 4 1 16 0 193
2022 69 5 63 29 4 0 21 0 191
2023 70 7 69 38 3 0 22 0 209

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 381 22.0 17.3 13.1
1989 411 29.5 13.9 37.7
1990 446 31.4 14.2 34.8
1991 443 31.0 14.2 15.3
1992 468 30.5 15.3 17.1
1993 409 36.1 11.3 22.7
1994 300 30.1 10.0 22
1995 286 27.1 10.6 25.9
1996 286 27.1 10.6 25.9
1997 299 24.8 12.1 26.4
1998 273 22.5 12.1 27.8
1999 270 24.5 11.0 34.4
2000 254 22.8 11.1 32.3
2001 245 22.2 11.0 32.7
2002 245 26.1 9.4 71.8
2003 245 26.1 9.4 71.8
2004 244 25.3 9.6 71.3
2005 235 25.1 9.4 n/a
2006 212 24.6 8.6 n/a
2007 248 24.2 10.2 68.5
2008 246 24.3 10.1 68.7
2009 242 22.9 10.6 71.1
2010 235 21.9 10.7 71.9
2011 259 22.7 11.3 74.5
2012 281 22.2 12.6 75.4
2013 290 22.8 12.6 76.2
2014 297 25.6 11.5 76.4
2015 283 n/a n/a 74.2
2016 275 26.0 10.5 76.7
2017 274 26.2 10.4 80.7
2018 219 24.4 8.9 74.4
2019 218 23.1 9.4 73.9
2020 213 22.6 9.4 67.6
2021 193 24.1 7.9 76.7
2022 191 22.8 8.3 66.5
2023 209 24.2 8.6 70.8

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 381 22.0 17.3 13.1
1989 411 29.5 13.9 37.7
1990 446 31.4 14.2 34.8
1991 443 31.0 14.2 15.3
1992 468 30.5 15.3 17.1
1993 409 36.1 11.3 22.7
1994 300 30.1 10.0 22
1995 286 27.1 10.6 25.9
1996 286 27.1 10.6 25.9
1997 299 24.8 12.1 26.4
1998 273 22.5 12.1 27.8
1999 270 24.5 11.0 34.4
2000 254 22.8 11.1 32.3
2001 245 22.2 11.0 32.7
2002 245 26.1 9.4 71.8
2003 245 26.1 9.4 71.8
2004 244 25.3 9.6 71.3
2005 235 25.1 9.4 n/a
2006 212 24.6 8.6 n/a
2007 248 24.2 10.2 68.5
2008 246 24.3 10.1 68.7
2009 242 22.9 10.6 71.1
2010 235 21.9 10.7 71.9
2011 259 22.7 11.3 74.5
2012 281 22.2 12.6 75.4
2013 290 22.8 12.6 76.2
2014 297 25.6 11.5 76.4
2015 283 n/a n/a 74.2
2016 275 26.0 10.5 76.7
2017 274 26.2 10.4 80.7
2018 219 24.4 8.9 74.4
2019 218 23.1 9.4 73.9
2020 213 22.6 9.4 67.6
2021 193 24.1 7.9 76.7
2022 191 22.8 8.3 66.5
2023 209 24.2 8.6 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lincoln Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,984 (12.1%) $14,394 (87.9%) $16,378
2020 $1,358 (8.6%) $14,428 (91.4%) $15,787
2021 $1,574 (7.6%) $19,056 (92.4%) $20,631

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln Elementary

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 830th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 754th of 1067 Elementary schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary)12.238.2
 26%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)37.440.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary)26.847.1
 20.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)47.353.6
 6.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary)37.232.3
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)43.646.4
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary)20.929
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)36.548.7
 12.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Lincoln Elementary)46.541.9
 4.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wausau School District)55.959
 3.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Lincoln Elementary)51.232.3
 18.9%
   4th Grade Science (Wausau School District)53.653.7
 0.1%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lincoln Elementary)25.844.8
 19%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)39.243.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lincoln Elementary)41.931
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)46.149.5
 3.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students218209
 4.1%
African American97
 22.2%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian7769
 10.4%
Hispanic2338
 65.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White8470
 16.7%
Two or More Races2022
 10%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients73.9%70.8%
 3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lincoln Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 209 students attended Lincoln Elementary.

Students at Lincoln Elementary are 33% White, 33% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% American Indian.

Lincoln Elementary ranks 754th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Lincoln Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Muir Middle
High : West High


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