Award Year: 2013

Lin-Wood Public Elementary School

72 Linwood Drive
Lincoln, NH, 03251-0097

(603) 745-2214

Gale Adams, Principal at time of Nomination

Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative

School Website


Lin-Wood Elementary School strives to insure success for all students academically and in a global society through: self-direction, critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration, and citizenship.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 89%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” reflects the attitude and approach that Lin-Wood Elementary takes with its students. Lin-Wood has come from being a School in Need of Improvement in 2008-2011 to a school with 93% proficiency in Reading and 82% proficiency in Math during 2011-2012. How did Lin-Wood accomplish such a feat? Focused personalized instructional teams were introduced using a Response to Instruction Model. This required grade levels to meet twice a month to review data and instructional methods. The teams reviewed the progress, implemented changes when necessary, and brought in reinforcements in the form of parents, high school students, and community volunteers. These volunteers all came together to insure success for our struggling students.

Lin-Wood Elementary has a free and reduced lunch count of approximately 42%. Many of our students require extra support. This is provided in many aspects. Lincoln-Woodstock communities offer financial support through donations of winter clothing, Christmas gifts, and school supplies. Others donate their time by mentoring and many other ways.

Lin-Wood has a comprehensive technology program that is begun in Kindergarten. Students use technology for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Technology is used for data collecting, interpreting, and reporting. Teachers are familiar with numerous technology resources, and use it for research and development of cohesive lesson plans.

Lin-Wood school has learned how to care for the “whole” child. Every student in our building feels nurtured, loved, and supported. They know when they step through Lin-Wood’s doors they are entering a safe haven that will provide them with all they need to be successful students and citizens.