Lin­coln Presents An­nual School Re­port

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By Lynn Kut­ter

LIN­COLN — The goals of Lin­coln Con­sol­i­dated School District are to pro­vide “5 Star Cus­tomer Ser­vice” for stu­dents, staff and the com­mu­nity, ac­cord­ing to the district’s An­nual Re­port to the Pub­lic.

Five goals are listed in the An­nual Re­port, which was pre­sented dur­ing Lin­coln School Board’s Oct. 15 meet­ing. The goals say this about cus­tomer ser­vice: “The Cus­tomer should not be an in­ter­rup­tion of our work but rather the pur­pose of our work.”

The An­nual Re­port lists the fol­low­ing goals for the school district:

Per­son­al­ized learn­ing paths for ev­ery stu­dent.

Safe, nur­tur­ing and pos­i­tive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Highly trained staff. Col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity re­la­tion­ships

Fis­cal sta­bil­ity. Along with district in­for­ma­tion, prin­ci­pals and ad­min­is­tra­tors from Lin­coln High School, Mid­dle School and Ele­men­tary School also gave high­lights from their schools for the past year.

Lin­coln Ele­men­tary School had the high­est score in the state last year on the ele­men­tary level for “School Qual­ity/Stu­dent Suc­cess In­di­ca­tor Score.” The score is based on stu­dent at­ten­dance, stu­dents read­ing at grade level, sci­ence achieve­ment and sci­ence growth.

Cel­e­bra­tions at the ele­men­tary school in­cluded that all kinder­garten—third grade teach­ers are trained or are be­ing trained in the state’s new read­ing ini­tia­tive, up­dated li­brary, gym and com­puter lab, new lap­tops, an at­ten­dance in­cen­tive pro­gram, break­fast in the class­room, char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion and the school’s ac­tive Par­ent Teacher Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

For the mid­dle school, test scores show the school is above the state av­er­age in math and lit­er­acy. The state av­er­age is 61.72 per­cent and the Lin­coln Mid­dle School av­er­age is 62.64 per­cent.

The mid­dle school was named a School of In­no­va­tion by the Arkansas De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in Septem­ber and it is one of 45 des­ig­nated such schools in the state. The des­ig­na­tion al­lows Lin­coln to use new or cre­ative al­ter­na­tives to ex­ist­ing in­struc­tional and ad­min­is­tra­tive prac­tices.

Plans for growth at the mid­dle school in­clude grade level team meet­ings, train­ing for all teach­ers in the state’s new read­ing ini­tia­tive, col­lab­o­ra­tive ses­sions with the math team to align the cur­ricu­lum.

The high school’s an­nual re­port shows that the grad­u­a­tion rate for 2017 was 86.11 per­cent for four years and 90.99 per­cent for five years. The per­cent­age of stu­dents read­ing on grade level for eighth, ninth and 10th grades has in­creased to 41.67 per­cent.

Cel­e­bra­tions at the high school in­clude the FFA’s poul­try team na­tional ti­tle, be­ing named a Na­tional School of Dis­tinc­tion for Spe­cial Olympics, 226 in­dus­try cer­ti­fi­ca­tions com­pleted, FBLA stu­dents com­pet­ing at the na­tional level and im­ple­ment­ing habits of suc­cess and goal set­ting. For 2017-18, 46 per­cent of the stu­dents com­pleted Ad­vanced Place­ment or con­cur­rent credit cour­ses and 12 se­niors were en­rolled at North­west Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute.

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