• Lincoln Middle School is a 6-8th grade signature college preparatory school and a part of Kansas City Public Schools. Students that live within the boundaries for Kansas City Public Schools can apply for admission and are selected based on grades, test scores, and other factors. School hours are 8am to 5pm daily with a variety of activities available to children after school. No uniforms are required at Lincoln Middle School.
  • Dr. Mary Bachkora (featured right) is head principal at Lincoln Middle School. Here, she checks in with the School Nurse about supporting student health needs.
  • In the front office, families and students are greeted by school receptionists in English or in Spanish.
  • In class, Lincoln Middle School students are exposed to a college preparatory curriculum. All students are given laptops to use in classes and many materials are available online.
  • In this Social Studies class, students are reviewing key terms in pairs.
  • These students review their notes together before trying the matching game.
  • In Science, these students are reading facts in their textbooks before getting to work on their laptops.
  • In math class, a teacher is modeling how to solve a geometry problem before releasing students to solve one on their own.
  • In this Social Studies class, students discuss an upcoming project with their teacher before getting to work on their laptops.
  • In English class, students are working to analyze an informational text.
  • Students at Lincoln Middle School have three language class options to choose from. In French Class, students are working on their speaking skills along with their teachers.
  • In Chinese class, students work together to deepen their written understanding of the language.
  • In Spanish class, students are working on completing an assignment.
  • In Engineering class, these students are getting ready for learning. Students in this class have access to a Makerspace, 3D printer, and refurbished materials to complete their projects.
  • In Engineering class, students work in project groups assigned by their teacher or they can work with partners of their choice.
  • The Engineering studio is a large glass walled room with Smart Boards and makerspace materials on both sides. Students are able to spread out in the space and work where they are comfortable.
  • In Art class, students are exposed to a variety of artistic mediums including paint, sculpture, and more. Student artwork is displayed throughout the building.
  • In PE, students are exposed to organized sports and the benefit of physical fitness.
  • Students at Lincoln Middle also take courses in vocal and instrumental music.
  • A full time Nurse is on staff to support student health. Students can make appointments or go to the Nurse from class.
  • Students at Lincoln are continually encouraged to push themselves towards academic excellence. Students who do well are recognized by staff and their peers on bulletin boards like this one.
  • Lincoln Middle School is designed with young learners in mind. In every hallway, students have a variety of flexible seating options.
  • In this hallway, students have the option to work on class projects or individually at laptop stations.
  • At Lincoln Middle School, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own time and learning. Here, two children take a lunch break in the library.
  • Classes can also use the library for research purposes. The library has several smart boards and tables for children and teachers to use.
  • Here another student works independently in the library while her class is at lunch.
  • On each floor, administrative offices like this one have a counselor and administrator. Students are able to walk in on their own and speak with a counselor or administrator or they can be sent by their teachers.
  • Student at Lincoln Middle school have lunch in a cafeteria that looks like a cafe. Students eat a high tables in small groups. As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, breakfast and lunch are provided free for all students each day.
  • When school parent meetings and special performances happen, audiences gather here in the school auditorium.

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School (6-8)

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School

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2012 E. 23rd St
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
(816) 418-1500

School Leader(s)

Mary Bachkora
  • NO Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Middle School is a unique learning community that values and demonstrates respect for the individual and the educational experience at every level. Gifted and dedicated students, a progressive and expert faculty, caring and supportive parents, and community partners work together to create a place that continually exemplifies what is possible in public education.

Lincoln is home to challenging and rigorous programs that yield great results. Our standardized test scores have established Lincoln as a premier school on a local, state, and national level. A more profound measure of our success is evident when we reflect upon the intellectual, social and emotional development that cannot be captured on standardized tests. We are nurturing extremely capable, creative, and ethical leaders who are positively changing the world.

Points of Pride

  • Home to challenging curriculum and programs that yield exceptional results. Overall standardized test scores have established Lincoln as a premier school on a local, state and national level.
  • Lincoln Middle offers Pre-Advanced Placement curriculum to prepare students for success as they matriculate into Lincoln Prep’s High School International Baccalaureate program.
  • Students have the opportunity to become involved in a wide-variety of sports, artistic programs, activities and clubs to gain self-confidence and make a difference beyond just schoolwork.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:20 am - 2:20 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: Information not shared with SMKCS
  • After Care Hours End: Information not shared with SMKCS

School Details

  • Year Established: 2019
  • Total Enrollment: 413
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Signature
  • School Type: KCPS-Signature

Feeder Schools

  • High School: Lincoln College Preparatory Academy


  • Tuition: NO Tuition

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • College Prep

Arts Programs

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Sports Programs

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Clubs + Activities

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Family Engagement

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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Application Open: December 5, 2019
  • Application Close: February 14, 2020
  • Offer Date: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results



Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

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Parent Perspective

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