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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Bergen County
Ridgefield Park Public School District
Lincoln Elementary School is a public school located in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey with 410 students in grades Pre-K-6.
Comprehensive Guidance and Character Education programs support social and emotional learning for all students.
Lincoln School offers extensive programs to support students with autism and multiple disabilities.
Supplemental academic instruction is provided to students through Lincoln School’s Title I After School and Summer School Programs.

In 2011, Lincoln School was recognized as Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.

712 Lincoln Avenue
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Principal: Dr. Janet Elder
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White 23%
Black 8%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 63%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
Female 41.5%
Male 58.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 38%
Students with disabilities 26%
English learners 5%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 10%
Kindergarten 11%
1st Grade 12%
2nd Grade 12%
3rd Grade 14%
4th Grade 15%
5th Grade 13%
6th Grade 13%
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English & language arts proficiency
of students

Math proficiency
of students

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Crime per 100 students
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 38%
6 to 10 days 25%
11 to 15 days 17%
Over 15 days 15%
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English 64.8%
Spanish 26.2%
Other 4.4%
Arabic 2.4%
Albanian 1.2%
Chinese 1.0%
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Learn more about Lincoln Elementary School.


The mission of Lincoln School is to provide an interactive learning environment that encourages students to develop understanding, skills, and confidence by engaging them in a variety of student-centered learning experiences that promote academic excellence, responsibility, respect, ethical values, critical thinking, and a lifelong commitment to learning.


A dynamic curriculum includes the ELA Readers and Writers Workshop, Go Math, Knowing Science, student computer and literacy skills, an extensive Fine Arts Program and a variety of programs that support students with special needs including Music & Movement, Occupational and Physical Therapy, and a Speech and Therapy Language Program.


Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls)


Ecology Club, Friendship Club, Newcomer's Club, Humanitarian Association, Safety Patrol and Intramurals.


The district currently contracts with the Ridgefield Park After-Care program to provide paid before-care and after-care services to district families. In addition, supplemental academic instruction is provided to students through Lincoln School’s Title I After School Programs for Math and English Language Arts.


The staff of Lincoln School is committed to ongoing and sustainable professional growth. Professional development opportunities include involvement in Professional Development Communities, in-house and off-campus professional development workshops, peer to peer professional development, and regularly scheduled staff meetings.


Lincoln School offers a wide range of student services: Basic Skills Instruction (BSI), English as a Second Language (ESL), Resource Room, Gifted and Talented instruction (G&T), and a comprehensive Guidance Program. Students with special needs are supported by a full Child Study Team, OT/PT programs, and a Speech and Language program.


Developing the "whole" child is an important aspect of each child's education at Lincoln School. Lincoln School students participate in a robust health curriculum. Physical activity is offered in physical education and the recess program. Additionally, many classes participate daily in the "Get Ready to Learn" yoga program and the district's Music and Movement program. The breakfast program, which includes "After the Bell," is available to all students.


The involvement of the community at Lincoln School is truly special. The Lincoln School PTA provides our students with multiple educational programs and activities throughout the school year that enhance both the educational and social experiences of our students. Annual events such as the beginning of the year Ice Cream Social, school-wide dances, and grade level Field Days promote a positive culture for all students.


Lincoln School was originally built in 1912. In 1999, the building underwent extensive reconstruction. Additions at that time included a new gymnasium, a building elevator, a new media center, and air conditioning for all classrooms.

Early childhood

In February of 2018, Lincoln School added a half-day Pre-K inclusive program. The applicants were selected through a lottery system. A monthly tuition fee is charged.


The Staff of Lincoln School is dedicated to developing each student socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively utilizing research-based strategies and differentiated instruction. Each child is seen as an intricate, unique individual. We work hard to improve children's challenges, support their strengths, and care for their needs. The goal is to engage each student with challenging and exciting lessons, interactive group discussions, and hands-on student-centered projects that will lead to a lifetime of learning.

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