crest award for excellence in Counseling
In 2023 Lincoln Middle School received the distinct honor of being awarded the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award for excellence in counseling. This is the first year Lincoln Middle School received the award.
In 2005, Texas School Counselor Association began the CREST program to recognize schools with outstanding counseling programs. To receive a CREST award, schools must demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains. CREST helps counselors to evaluate their counseling programs, promote their programs to the stakeholders in their districts, demonstrate the effectiveness of their guidance and counseling programs through empirical means, and to implement the Texas and National models for school counseling programs.
Texas Schools to Watch School
In 2023 Lincoln Middle School received the Texas Schools to Watch recognition by the Texas Association of Secondary Principals (TAASP). Texas Schools to Watch is a school that consistently has moved to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools; one that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students over time, and is committed to continuous improvement. Lincoln Middle School is one of only 15 campuses across Texas to receive this honor which recognizes academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure and processes. The award also recognized the strong campus leadership.
National Schools to Watch School
In the summer of 2023, Lincoln Middle school will receive the National Schools to Watch recognition from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. Lincoln Middle School will be recognized as Nationally Recognized Model Campus.