Lincoln Elementary School, a TK-5 public elementary school of over 700 students is located in Oakland Chinatown. The school receives Title I funding. A large percentage of the student population comes from homes where a language other than English is spoken.


Our mission is to inspire and challenge students to excel academically, socially and emotionally through our guidance and positive modeling. We will continue to provide a rigorous academic program within a nurturing environment,  with access to home language and respect for home culture.


A Lincoln Elementary graduate will be a resilient individual, prepared academically, socially, and emotionally to thrive in middle school, high school, college, career and community.


  • Access to home language
  • Respect for home culture
  • Cooperation and teamwork 
  • Empathy
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Open mindedness
  • Self-confidence
  • Strong ties to parents and community

CARE Principles

Lincoln Elementary fosters Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy. The CARE principles are our guiding principles for students, parents, teachers and staff.