Lincoln Middle School

LaJuan White


Julie Sayles
Vice Principal

Richard Richardson
Vice Principal

Laureen Lane
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Rich Richardson
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


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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
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 >>
Receivership Information Sessions Scheduled Receivership Information Sessions Scheduled: The Syracuse City School District will be hosting Receivership Public Hearings for the eight schools in receivership.  At the meeting parents will be guided through a brief presentation regarding the receivership process and provided information regarding the performance of their child’s school and the plan to be implemented to show demonstrable improvement during the upcoming school year. In addition, parents will learn how the school can achieve demonstrable improvement and the ... more >>
Lincoln WEB Leaders Unveil Bench Project Lincoln WEB Leaders Unveil Bench Project: “We wanted to do something so people would remember us as WEB leaders,” an eighth grader at Lincoln explained as she worked with a classmate to carry a wooden bench into the school’s gymnasium.   In June, eighth grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) leaders partnered with Random Acts and Home Depot to bring their idea of a legacy gift to life. Home Depot provided a grant and built eight benches.   “It’s part of our core value of giving back to the community,” ... more >>
Lincoln Middle School Scholars visit Washington DC Lincoln Middle School Scholars visit Washington DC: On May 18th, nearly fifty Lincoln scholars from the 8th grade traveled to Washington, DC on a coach bus for a two day field trip.  The educational goal was to experience as many memorials and museums in the nation’s capital that time would allow.  These students earned this opportunity by meeting several requirements such as maintaining excellent grades, participating in community service, parental involvement in PTO meetings, having stellar attendance in school and regularly exercising ... more >>
SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference: A group of middle school girls from Danforth, Lincoln and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Cornell University, intended to help encourage an interest in math and science.   Each year, 500 girls are selected from nationwide entries, and this year, all 75 SCSD students who were nominated for the conference lottery were selected to attend! At the conference, girls heard a keynote speech from a female scientist, attended workshops, learned ... more >>

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Important Links

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

School Documents

Family Night
Lincoln 2017-18 Receivership Q2 Report
Quarterly Receivership Report QR3 2016-2017 and Continuation Plan
STAR PTO Presentation
Quarterly Report #1: July 1, 2017 to October 13, 2017
Q1- Lincoln Receivership report- 2016-2017
Lincoln Final CET Recommendations
Child Care Transportation Form
School Wide Matrix