Lincoln Middle School

LaJuan White


Julie Sayles
Vice Principal

Laureen Lane
Vice Principal

Jason Taylor
Administrative Intern

DASA Coordinators:

Tim Phelps

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4450
Attendance: (315)435- 4450
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4451
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4457

School Address:

1613 James Street,
Syracuse, NY 13203

School Hours:

8:00am- 3:36pm


Check out our School's Homepage for more information about Lincoln Middle School! 

Vision Statement
Lincoln Middle School will prepare all students academically and socially for a path of lifelong learning in high school, college and beyond.

Mission Statement
Lincoln Middle School is a community where students are engaged and encouraged to meet high expectations through strong positive connections that support student growth. We recognize each child as an individual with varying ability levels and learning styles. We consist of stakeholders who will lead and actively participate in creating an academically challenging and emotionally safe environment that promotes collaboration, honors diversity, celebrates progress, and prepares our scholars to be active life-long learners in their pursuit of higher education and career readiness.

 - Dedicated planning time will be used align instruction to the common core state standards and monitored to ensure that all students are moving towards profiency
- Adopt and implement 3 school-wide common strategies that reflect best practices providing all learners an opportunity to engage in differentiated instruction and rigorous learning defined by a proven teaching framework.
- School leaders, teacher teams and support staff will effectively communicate school-wide high expectation addressing academic achievement, character developement, parent engagement, and college and career readiness through multiple transparent methods.


Lincoln Middle School, We Want to Hear From You!

Syracuse City Schools is making it easier than ever to connect with Lincoln, bringing Let's Talk! into every school in the district.

With this innovative, two-way communications solution, you can discuss your child's academic and social progress, ask a question about a program, or share your general feedback at your convenience - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply click the Let's Talk! button at, and select the topic of your choice to start a conversation.

Tell us what's on your mind and, in return, we'll send you a personal response within 24 hours. We're committed to providing you the best service and partnering with you in your child's education. If it matters to you, it matters to us! Lincoln Middle School, Let's Talk! 


School News
Teach Syracuse Program Helps Groom Next Generation of Educators Teach Syracuse Program Helps Groom Next Generation of Educators: At Lincoln Middle School one morning before school, a group of students is making vision boards to show what they want for their future. Their boards include words and images. Mindfulness. Brave. Be proud. Work hard. Don’t be negative. Listen. Help others.   “We’re thinking about what it takes to be a good teacher,” one of them explains.   At HW Smith after school, students in one classroom are quietly clicking away on laptops. They’re taking an online ... more >>
New! Middle School Parent Info (2018-2019 School Changes) New! Middle School Parent Info (2018-2019 School Changes): Please see the link Middle School Parent Info under School Documents for a copy of this letter! Dear Parents and Guardians,   We are so excited to unveil the changes coming for all middle school students during the 2018-2019 School Year!  Middle school students will attend 21 st century schools for 21 st century learners supported through AVID School-wide, Personalized Learning, the WEB Program, Enrichment Activities, and Afterschool Programming.   AVID’s ... more >>
Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9) Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9): The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold a Community Engagement Forum on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13207 . The public is invited to attend.   There will be a brief presentation, followed by an open question and comment period.  The Board particularly invites comments and questions regarding School Climate, Culture, and Safety.   Documents which will be the ... more >>
SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th SCSD to Host School Safety Forum March 27th: The Syracuse City School District and Syracuse Police Department invite you to join a forum on the topic of safety and security in all of our schools. The forum will be facilitated by District staff and Syracuse Police. We hope you will join us for a discussion on this important topic. The forum will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 6 - 7:30 pm at Henninger High School (600 Robinson Street). All SCSD families are invited to attend. more >>
Lincoln Gratitude Journals Help Students, Staff Embrace Each Other Lincoln Gratitude Journals Help Students, Staff Embrace Each Other: Each morning as Lincoln Middle School students arrive at school, they take out their journals and write down one thing they’re grateful for.   “We write what we’re grateful for so our attitude changes and stays positive throughout the day,” eighth grader Shase Lobdell said. “It helps us treat each other better because we’re not so angry.”   “Once we express our feelings on paper, it puts our hate and anger in here instead of toward ... more >>

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Important Links

NYS School Review Report
High School Choice Booklet
Lincoln Support Staff
School Report Card
SCSD Code of Conduct

School Documents

Parent Handbook 17-18
Quarterly Receivership Report QR3 2016-2017 and Continuation Plan
STAR PTO Presentation
Middle School Parent Info
Q1- Lincoln Receivership report- 2016-2017
Lincoln 2017-18 Receivership Q3 Report
Lincoln 2017-18 Receivership Q2 Report
Lincoln 2017-18 Receivership Q2 Report
Lincoln Final CET Recommendations
Child Care Transportation Form
School Wide Matrix