The newly renovated and modernized Lincoln Elementary opened in August 2012. The two-story school with a brick facade is located in the southern portion of the City of Frederick. When the renovated Lincoln opened, it was a history-making moment: Previously, Lincoln students were housed in two different buildings. Now, they are all together.
Lincoln Elementary has a rich history. Prior to integration, African American students attended Lincoln School from elementary to high school. Meanwhile, white students attended nearby Washington Street School. Lincoln School became known as the "B" building and Washington Street School became known as the "A" building.
In 1962, schools were racially integrated in Frederick County. The two schools were combined and called South Frederick Elementary. Since neither school was large enough to house all students, both buildings were used. In 2006, the Lincoln name was restored, reclaiming pride in the heritage of our community.
Lincoln Elementary is located adjacent to the Earth and Space Science Lab, a state-of-the-art facility where FCPS students learn about all four earth sciences