GEORGE C. ALBANO

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LINCOLN ELEMENTARY

 

“…Lincoln is a school with Ordinary Kids, Extraordinary Achievement, a Stunning Success Rate…how they do it will amaze and inspire you.”

                                                                - CBS-TV Half-Hour News Special 2/22/03

 

“CREATING A CULTURE THAT BREEDS SUCCESS”

 

 Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Vernon, NY, successfully desegregated over 25 years ago.  It is a place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has become a reality.  Due to a dedicated, talented, loving staff, we have created an environment where all children learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance for each other’s differences.  Lincoln has consistently outperformed many of the elite public schools in the country. 

 

This web site will highlight key aspects of the school’s success story utilizing news articles & media coverage about Lincoln.  Providing strong instructional leadership and support, utilizing a balanced literacy program, collaborating between and within grade levels, implementing curriculum materials that are aligned to the State Standards, integrating a love of the arts into the curriculum, encouraging parental participation, staff development initiatives, sharing best practices, and maximizing the use of support staff have all helped create an environment where the “bright flight” of students from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds is nonexistent. 

 

At Lincoln no child is left behind.  There is virtually no achievement gap between African Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians.  Lincoln School has been recognized in the national media “…as a school that is a shining example of educational excellence, crossing racial barriers and economic obstacles.”  They have accomplished this despite spending far less per student than wealthier school districts in the country.  They will share the Lincoln School recipe for success with those who explore this site.