Lincoln Presents Annual School Report
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.