That huge sigh of relief you’re hearing all across Duluth is because the kids are back in school. They hate it, parents love it. Anyway, once a month, the Kris Lindahl Team with Kris Lindahl Real Estate salutes a school in Duluth and this month, it’s Lincoln Park Middle School we’ll be looking at.
Lincoln Park is among the newest of Duluth’s schools, built in 2012, and it features some gorgeous architectural elements. The school serves nearly 500 students in grades 6 through 8 and employs 41 full-time teachers, giving it a student/teacher ratio of about 11:1.
Each Lincoln Park classroom contains a Smart Board and, because it was so recently constructed, it features state-of-the-art sports facilities, including a pool, a huge gymnasium and a weight room.
Special Programs and Clubs
Lincoln Park Middle School offers the following programs and clubs:
- Wolf Ridge Environmental Education
- Youth in Government
Lincoln Park’s most popular programs are the Mont du Lac ski racing team and the girls’ volleyball team.
Lincoln Park Rankings and Test Scores
School ratings site SchoolDigger.com awards Lincoln Park Middle School with one out of a possible five stars, and ranks it 418th out of 519 middle schools in Minnesota.
This year, 41.6 percent of Lincoln Parks 8th graders scored proficient in math on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment exams (MCA III). Students in the district as a whole averaged 59 percent proficiency while the state’s average is 56 percent.
These 8th graders found the math portion of the exam equally as challenging, with only 40 percent meeting or exceeding state standards. The district averaged 10 percent higher and the state’s average is 17 percent higher.
You’ll find Lincoln Park Middle School at 3215 West Third Street in Duluth. You can reach them by phone at 218-336-8880.
Photo courtesy of ISD 709