Lincoln Elementary School

About Lincoln Elementary School

About Us: 

  • School Enrollment: 370 (K-5)
  • Year Established:  1958
  • School Colors: Blue & Gold
  • Mascot:  Lion
  • Contact Information:  (608)743-6700 Phone; (608)743-6710 Fax
  • Social Media & Resources:  Lincoln Facebook, Lincoln PL Weebly
  • Motto:  Where Greatness Begins
  • Mission Statement:  Lincoln School is dedicated to creating a community of learners that realizes the potential of each child in a safe and caring environment
  • Defining Statement: Here at Lincoln Elementary, we are willing to be pushed beyond the edge of our comfort levels and take risks, because we know that is precisely where innovation occurs and growth happens. With strength, vision, and determination we will change the educational paradigm.  We are committed to being the place ‘Where Greatness Begins!’
  • Lincoln Wallpaper: Click the  Lincoln Lion computer background, right click on the image, and select as background image.


  • Lincoln Elementary is one of twelve elementary buildings in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin.  
  • The school is made up of approximately 370 students in Early Childhood through 5th grade.  Of these 370 students 72% are White, 18% Hispanic, 7% Black, 2% Asian, and 1% Native American.  
  • Our Socioeconomic status (SES) is 65%. 
  • Our students with disabilities (14%), include a special education early childhood program (EC), learning disabilities (LD), emotional/behavioral disabilities (EBD), intellectual disabilities (ID) and pupils who receive speech and language (SL) services. 
  • Lincoln has experienced a shift in the demographics of the families and students that attend our school.  Lincoln has gone from 48.2% of students from a low socioeconomic status in 2007 to 64.4% in 2014. We have been able to continue the strong academic history that Lincoln has seen and even increase student achievement despite the change in demographics, by providing our children with an academic challenging and safe learning environment for them to thrive and grow. 


School Recognition/Awards

  • PBIS School of Distinction, Wi PBIS Network and RtI Center, 2015 
  • WI "Blue" school for High Value-Added Growth in Math, 2015:  
  • Wisconsin Spotlight School, 2013-14
  • WI State School Report Card: 2016-17; 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12.  Learn more about DPI School Report Cards.
  • Brightspots Grant:  Awarded to Lincoln Staff by Studer Group 2016
  • Wisconsin School of Recognition (five consecutive years: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14). Awarded by the WI Department of Education for districts employing rigorous programming that helps them reach high student achievement despite obstacles including poverty. 
  • Scholastic Parent & Child's "Coolest Schools in America" 2012. The feature article of the August/September issue of Scholastic’s Parent & Child magazine includes Lincoln as one of the 25 coolest schools in America! The article in this national publication highlights Teacher Kathy White’s outstanding work in Assistive Technology that benefits students in our Cognitive Disabilities program. 

Staff Recognition/Awards

  • Allison Arnold (5th grade Teacher, former Kindergarten Teacher), SDJ Emerging Teacher of the Year 2014-15
  • Wendy Nelson (Secretary), SDJ Support Staff of the Year 2013-14
  • Dana Simmons (Academic Learning Coach, former Grade 3 Teacher), SDJ Teacher of the Year 2012-13
  • Megan Martin (Lunch Hostess), SDJ Support Staff of the Year 2012-13 
  • Shawn Galvin (Principal), SDJ Principal of the Year (2 consecutive years: 2011-12 and 2012-13) See more here.
  • Brenda Wenzel (Physical Education), Wisconsin Physical Education Teacher of the Year 2011-12

Vision Statement:


School is Cool