About Lincoln Elementary

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Lincoln Elementary is a child-centered school with a diverse community of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We believe in addressing the individual needs of students through differentiated instruction. The Lincoln family of students, parents, and staff strive to build positive self-esteem, confidence, and academic success for all students. Our developmentally appropriate practices will help children acquire effective communication and problem-solving skills.

We believe that parental involvement is essential to the academic success of our students. We welcome parent participation at home and through our school PTO. Working together, we will empower the students at Lincoln Elementary to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become life-long learners.

Claire Giardino, Principal
Lincoln Elementary School

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Links of Interest

Infinite Campus: 24/7 student data access and information.

District Calendar: For general information such as holidays and grade card dates.

Events Calendar: Special events such as student activities and special school events.

Forms: Links to district information, as well as required and optional forms.

Handbook & Newsletter: Student/Parent Handbook.

PTO: A list of meetings and officers for the current year.

Staff Information: Check the staff directory for a complete listing of staff, including e-mail addresses and classroom portals.

Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Office: (614) 478-5555

Absences: (614) 478-5555

Fax: (614) 413-3050


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Lincoln Elementary has an enrollment of approximately 435 students in grades K-5. The school colors are blue and gold, and the mascot is the lion.

There are 32 teaching faculty and one administrator at Lincoln Elementary. The average classroom experience of Lincoln teachers is 14 years, with 66% of the teachers holding Master's degrees or beyond. In addition, there are seven staff members who serve in the areas of food and custodial services, office support and health services.

Our Focus

An emphasis is placed on core academic areas at Lincoln Elementary. Our course of study is aligned with State of Ohio Content Standards and National Standards. Standards-based education clearly defines academic content standards providing the basis for content and process in instruction and assessment. It ensures that students learn what is important, and aims for a higher, deeper level of understanding in what students should know and be able to do. Our recent focus on quality approaches has enabled us to use the latest research methods in a systematic way to meet the needs of each child and differentiate the learning experiences for all. This includes appropriate intervention programs, individual instruction, after-school classes, enrichment courses or summer tutorials.


School bus transportation is provided to students who reside over one mile (plus or minus one-tenth) from Lincoln. To determine if your household is within this school's boundaries, please visit the Transportation Department's Bus Routes page and enter your street address using Transfinder i. Results from the search will list the school(s) for your household or show "address not found," which indicates that the address is not in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School's boundaries. For further assistance, contact the Transportation Office at (614) 751-7581.

Lincoln Elementary is a traditional classroom design. The building includes a library/media center, media production center, gymnasium with a climbing wall, a stage, two fully equipped playgrounds, full service cafeteria and health clinic. Each classroom is wired for closed circuit television, Internet access and contains five computers.

Curriculum & Technology

At the elementary level, students are immersed in art, health, language arts (including reading), math, music, physical education, science and social studies. The curriculum meets and/or exceeds standards established for state-required achievement testing, which is administered in the third-, fourth- and fifth-grades.

At Lincoln Elementary, a competency for technology is stressed in the early grades. Cutting-edge technology is integrated into daily lesson plans, offering unlimited potential for customized learning. Using the Internet to retrieve information and utilizing PowerPoint and CD-ROM applications help to build students' skills and comprehension in all courses of study. Technology standards for grades K-8 have been developed, which provide innovative benchmarks to build students' expertise.

Special Education, Gifted Education and Pupil Services

Special Education Services are available for students with learning, speech/language, physical, developmental, emotional and multiple disabilities; the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program offers a variety of programs to appropriately meet the needs of academically gifted students; and Pupil Services provides trained expertise to meet students' individual needs in a variety of areas such as psychologists, counselors, English as a second language (ESL) and health care services. To find out more about the services offered under each of these areas, please click on the program's title.

Outstanding Programs and Services

Gifted and Talented Program (GATE) in grades 3-5 for math and reading; principal and classroom newsletters; Reading Recovery; Supplemental Reading; Specific Learning Disability (S.L.D.) services; Fifth Grade Intervention; Intervention Assistance Team; author visits; integrated classroom technology; Extended Day Kindergarten; Publishing Center; Climbing Wall; Field Day; third grade school supply store; and Lincoln Live televised announcements.

Camp Reading Night

For more information about our school or to arrange a tour, please contact the school office at (614) 478-5555 during regular school hours.