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Nutley, New Jersey
Essex County
Nutley Public School District
Lincoln School is a public school located in Nutley, New Jersey with 497 students in grades KG-6.
Highlights
Lincoln School houses approximately 500 students in grades K-6. The school houses the LLD special education classes for the district in grades K-6 as well.
Lincoln School students in grades 4-6 participate in Enrichment Clusters, a part of the gifted and talented program each year.
Students in grade 6 are given their own chromebook as a part of their curricular materials and the district's 1:1 initiative.
Awards

Lincoln School students participated in and were recognized for their participation in the Law Fair, Forensics, and Challenge 24 Math Competitions. The Nutley school district is recognized as one of the top 100 school districts for its music program.

Location
301 Harrison Street
Nutley, NJ 07110
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Lorraine Restel
973-661-8882
lrestel@nutleyschools.org
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Grades
KG-6
White 55%
Black 3%
Asian 11%
Hispanic 30%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
497
students
Female 46.1%
Male 53.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 20%
Students with disabilities 30%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 5%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
71
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 12%
60
1st Grade 12%
59
2nd Grade 15%
75
3rd Grade 12%
60
4th Grade 16%
79
5th Grade 16%
80
6th Grade 17%
84
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English & language arts proficiency
57%
of students

Math proficiency
47%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.6
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
63%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 1%
1 to 5 days 25%
6 to 10 days 37%
11 to 15 days 20%
Over 15 days 17%
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English 89.5%
Other 5.2%
Spanish 4.2%
Portuguese 1.0%
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Learn more about Lincoln School.

Mission

The staff, parents, and community of Lincoln School continue to join together to create a respectful and stimulating learning environment which is conducive to academic achievement, as well as social growth. We are cognizant of the potential of all of our students and strive to provide each with a researched-based curriculum, tailored to fit their individual needs.

Academics

The faculty infuses current instructional strategies, methods, and materials into all subject areas. The Computer Technology curriculum provides our students with a wide range of application programs and websites that correlate with, and enhance student learning. Our library media center and classrooms are fully wired and Internet accessible allowing students in Grades K-5 to access mobile laptop computer and iPad carts, and utilize Smart Boards and document cameras. In grade 6 each student receives a Chromebook. Students work with the robotics program in the library-media center as well as in Enrichment Clusters and the Coding for Girls program.

Clubs

Students in grades 4, 5 & 6 participate in Enrichment Clusters. Non-graded small groups of students meet with a teacher who shares a common interest. Clusters include robotics, artwork from recycled materials, scrapbooking, yoga, and exercise and healthy eating. Students also participate in School Safety Patrols, art club, Kindness Club, Coding for Girls, Law Fair, Forensics, Math Club, Garden Club, Lincolnaires, band, LEAD, PALS lunches, Junior Olympics and the 3rd Half Club basketball tournament. Students in the 6th grade participate in a three day over night camping trip. Lincoln School students feed breakfast to the homeless one morning a month. They also bring clothing and other supplies collected through the efforts of the Kindness Club to be distributed to those who are less fortunate. Upon their return to the school, the students write an essay about their experience.

Programs

Before and After School Extended Day programs are offered by the district in the school each day, during teacher professional development days, and holiday breaks. The program is primarily supervised and staffed by teachers and staff from Lincoln School. Extended programming and enrichment programs are also offered during the summer. A supervised breakfast is available each morning. Students are given the opportunity to participate in Yoga and can learn to play chess while attending the program.

Teachers

Staff members participate in professional learning related to best practice in curriculum, instruction and assessment. This includes meeting regularly during grade level meetings and workshops developed by the district, teacher leaders, and consultants related to designing instruction and unit planning. Topics for professional learning include Conquer Math, Math lesson studies, Reading and Writing Workshop, data analysis, using formative and summative assessments, Dyslexia training, Handle with Care, Balanced Literacy, Health and Wellness, and co-teaching. Staff also engage in professional growth as delineated in Danielson Framework for Professional Practice.

Supports

Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment where all students will achieve success. The Child Study Team, Intervention and Referral Service (I&RS), and 504 committee work with school counselors to meet individual student needs. A Strategies program for academic remediation, and a gifted and talented program provide supplemental resources. The Leveled Literacy Intervention Program is used with students who are struggling in reading. Additionally, Lincoln School is proud to serve its English Language Learners who come to us from a wide variety of countries and speak many languages.

Health

Students in Lincoln School are screened yearly for their hearing, vision, height, and weight. Character Education is taught as a part of the health classes and is infused throughout the building. Inspirational messages have been posted throughout the building including the girls and boys bathrooms to encourage positivity. Students from Lincoln School travel to nearby Newark monthly to serve breakfast to the homeless. They also bring food, clothing and supplies to be distributed to those who are less fortunate. Upon return to the school, the students write an essay on their experience. Students have the opportunity to practice Yoga in their classrooms, during Enrichment Clusters, and as a part of the Extended Day Program. Breakfast is provided for the students of Lincoln School to those families who are interested in participating.

Parents

Parents and community members continue to play an integral role in the education of our students. Staff members are diligent in disseminating information through classroom newsletters and building notices and reminders. The PTO provides valuable assistance by organizing social events such as storytelling and dances, book fairs, assemblies, author visits, enrichment activities, and various fundraising opportunities. Monies raised have supplied us with additional technology, as well as requested items for the various classrooms. Students meet with the local police department through the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program and the Police and Lunch with Students (PALS) programs each month. Students from Lincoln School also serve breakfast to the homeless once a month. They bring donations of food, clothing, and other necessities that have been collected through the Kindness Club to be given to those who are less fortunate.

Facilities

Lincoln School was constructed in 1915 with additions in 1919 and 1928. The building is equipped with a dedicated cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, art room, and library/media center. The building has a tempered air HVAC system throughout. There is a field behind the school that is used for recess as well as outdoor gym instruction.

School safety

Lincoln School is equipped with a secure entrance. Students and staff wear identification badges throughout the day. Fire and security drills are held monthly. Cameras have been installed throughout the building.

Technology

Lincoln School is fully wired. Staff members are equipped with a laptop and have access to a Smartboard and document camera for instruction. Students have access to laptops and iPads throughout the school. The sixth grade students each have a chrome book for their academics as a part of the district's 1:1 initiative. Students utilize robotics in the library/media center, the robotics club and in Enrichment Clusters.

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The school day at Lincoln School runs from 8:30-3:20 with a one hour lunch. Most students are within walking distance to the school. Communication with parents is ongoing through email, School Messenger, the school website, PTO Announce, the PTO Toolkit, and the school Facebook page. Many teachers also utilize the Remind app and Google to inform parents of upcoming events and activities. Critical thinking, problem-solving strategies, problem design and the fundamental skills to support integrated instruction are included across content areas. Spanish is taught in grades two through six. Our guidance counselor provides lessons in conflict resolution to small groups, as well as to the whole class. Lincoln School received a grant from the Nutley Educational Foundation for the purchase of a greenhouse for the school. Staff and students, with the support of the PTO, garden and harvest plants and vegetables in and around the school. Additionally, students in grade 6 participate in a three day overnight camping experience highlighting aspects of the science curriculum and team building. Students at Lincoln School also participate in numerous community service activities throughout the year.

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