The Lincoln Park School District completed the NJ Department of Education’s comprehensive monitoring (NJQSAC) during the 2011-12 school year. I am proud to report that the Lincoln Park School District received the designation of “A High Performing District.” This is the highest rating possible through QSAC monitoring process. The rating is good for three years, when the district will repeat the monitoring process.
Welcome to the Lincoln Park School District. We are a medium-sized school district comprised of a pre-kindergarten through fourth grade school and a middle school serving fifth through eighth grade students. The district is in a send/receive relationship with Boonton High School for students in grades nine through twelve. The Lincoln Park School District offers a safe, student-centered atmosphere with an excellent, up-to-date-curriculum and many student services. Every effort is made to optimize the learning environment for all of our students.
The district possesses an enthusiastic and motivated staff who work together to maintain an environment conducive to academic excellence. Emphasis is placed on continual growth and development, and the Lincoln Park School District faculty takes advantage of many professional development opportunities including workshops, seminars, conferences, and graduate courses. Many of our teachers have received advanced degrees, in order to better serve our students. The staff consistently looks for strategies and new instructional methodology to better meet the needs of each and every unique child in the district. These staff members provide a quality education in a safe and supportive environment.
The Lincoln Park Board of Education is continuously looking for ways to improve the educational process of the District, while being cognizant of the needs of the community. The BOE is committed to providing the teaching staff with the support needed to ensure that the students receive a quality education which will help them become successful adults. Over the summer, we have focused on the continued improvement of the school facilities, as well as, improving the educational programing for the students and staff. Besides the normal maintenance and cleaning that takes place at both schools every summer, the following are some of the improvements the district has made to the facilities:
• Paving of the LPES Parking Lot
• Replacement of the LPES Boilers
• Upgrading the Boiler at the LPMS
• New School Signs at the LPES & LPMS
• Installation of Wireless Network at the LPES & LPMS
Some of the improvements in the instructional programs that the students will experience on their return to school are:
• Laptop Carts at the LPES & LPMS
• iPad Carts at the LPES & LPMS
• Additional Interactive White Boards at the LPES & LPMS
• New Spanish Program at the LPES
• Online Diagnostic Reading Programs at the LPES
• Updated Curricula
The district will also be piloting a new evaluation system for the instructional staff during the 2012-13 school year. This system will assist both the administration and the teaching staff in improving instruction in the classroom. The staff will spend the year training and familiarizing themselves with the system before it is required by the state to be implemented in the 2013-14 school year. One final major change in the district, that everyone is very excited about, is the addition of full-day kindergarten at the LPES. The BOE and the staff feel the additional time added to the kindergarten program will provide a better educational foundation that will help the students reach their fullest potential.
The Lincoln Park School District provides a rewarding learning environment within a positive, loyal community. We are proud of our students, staff, and our community. Lincoln Park’s success is a direct result of students, staff, and parents working together. The Parent Teacher Organization plays a vital role in the success of the school district. Please remember that a school district is only as good as the family and community that are part of a child’s life. Through the collaboration between school, family, and community we will continue to assist our children in becoming the leaders of the future.
James W. Grube