Award Year: 2022

Lincoln K-8 School

1122 8th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN, 55904-5008

(507) 328-3550

Principal James Sonju, Principal at time of Nomination

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Rochester Public School District

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Mission

Rochester Public Schools District: To inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential to contribute to future generations and to become involved members of a global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Application
Lincoln K-8

Lincoln K-8

Lincoln K-8 Elementary School is a STEM-focused district-wide option school located in Rochester, MN. The staff strive to make Lincoln K-8 the greatest school in the universe for students as they educate and empower children in a STEM-focused, family-oriented, and creative community by cultivating excellence. The school's innovative science curriculum supports academic excellence and fosters the next generation of talented and creative scientists. Lincoln has longstanding, strong, and established partnerships with the incredible scientific community of Mayo Clinic and IBM. Lincoln's Zebrafish lab and inquiry studies provide hands-on learning as students explore their own questions, problem solve situations, and conduct novel science experiments.

Innovation is Lincoln's mindset as staff adapt technology to students' needs, including 3D printing, robotics, programming, drones, fluorescent microscopes, broadcasting, and more. Lincoln has had 1:1 with iPads for years. Staff are always adapting to create collaboration opportunities with technology for students. Students and staff work to improve the environment through a Honey Bee project, school gardens, and in an outdoor classroom. Lincoln is a creative community that incorporates visual arts, mural paintings, music, band, orchestra, and class productions. Mural paintings can be seen throughout the entire building, outside, and in the outdoor classroom. Family engagement is a strong focus as staff strive to connect with families in a multitude of ways. Lincoln utilizes the talents of families with volunteering, fundraising, expert speakers, school events, auction, and social activities. Lincoln school community is incredible!