Award Year: 2020

Lincoln Elementary School

831 East 31 Street
Erie, PA, 16504-1263

(814) 874-6685

Ms. Carla Johnson, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Erie City Sd

School Website


At Lincoln Elementary School, our Mission is to develop academically driven, lifelong contributing members of society. Our staff, along with the Erie community, will create a culture of high expectation, collaboration, respect, and accountability. We will actively engage students and faculty in their learning through a high quality curriculum and researched based strategies. We are committed to provide each student with a well-rounded educational program.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 30%
  • White: 44%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 11%
Evan R., Sophiena K., Amariana R. 2nd Grade Reading

Evan R., Sophiena K., Amariana R. 2nd Grade Reading

Lincoln Elementary is one of ten elementary schools in the Erie City School District. Lincoln serves a culturally diverse population of approximately 400 students. There are approximately six languages spoken, and we have specialized programs for students with learning and emotional disabilities. Lincoln's motto is "We are the Happy Place Where Dreams Come True." This motto reflects our core value that education must be purposeful and directed towards improving the world through improving one's self.

A significant milestone in the success of Lincoln students is the coordination of instruction and curriculum to create a coherent, vertically-aligned academic program. Lincoln uses an integrated reading and writing curriculum that is responsive to our students' cultural, linguistic, and intellectual diversity. Additionally, we have worked extensively with our students on how to respond to text dependent analysis prompts. Our math curriculum is a vertically-aligned progression of skills and concepts, which incorporates instruction to support English Language Learners and students with special needs.

What makes Lincoln Elementary great is our acceptance of each individual. We have a long history of inclusive practices to foster a school-wide culture of belonging and acceptance that allows every student to learn at his/her greatest potential. We also hold firm in the belief that all learners have their own unique needs. Therefore, differentiated instruction and co-teaching are a central focus of our building as is the academic, emotional, and behavioral support of our learners.