Award Year: 2017

Lincoln School

1102 Orchard Avenue
Saint Joseph, MI, 49085-2114

(269) 926-3700

Mr. Michael Wagner, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Craig A. Hubble, Current Principal

Title I School, Choice School

St. Joseph Public School District

School Website


Our Lincoln School Family believes in, and uses our professional learning communities to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of Every Child, Every Day.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 49%
Lincoln School, St. Joseph, Michigan

Lincoln School, St. Joseph, Michigan

Lincoln School provides an outstanding public education to students in the city of St. Joseph, along with school of choice students from neighboring communities. Our "Lincoln School Family" works as a team to meet the needs of all our students. Lincoln is known as a friendly, "neighborhood" school, where many people return to raise their family, or move to the area due to the strong family-like atmosphere it provides.

Collaborative and cooperative learning has become a main focus throughout the St. Joseph Public School District. Our Lincoln School improvement teams have implemented a five-year plan to increase student proficiency in all content areas. This plan includes Response to Intervention (RtI), Common summative and formative assessments and rubrics, pacing guides, and best instructional practices. Teachers have received training for and have implemented Kagan Learning Structures and continue to seek self-improvement through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in order to ensure more involved and active student engagement. Staff utilize our weekly, one hour blocks of time to focus on student data and common assessments. Progress monitoring data is analyzed and used to differentiate instruction that students receive during designated intervention and enrichment time. This time is titled WINN (What I Need Now) time.

Lincoln School takes the learning for all students seriously. Our mission statement of, "Every Child, Every Day" encompasses our school, it is the driving force. We aim to have every child learning at high levels and we do so in a caring and supportive environment.