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Lincoln, CA

History of Lincoln

The original townsite was surveyed and laid out in 1859 by Theodore Judah along the proposed line of the California Central Railroad. The name "Lincoln" was conferred in honor of Charles Lincoln Wilson, one of the organizers and directors of the California Central Railroad.,_California

Lincoln Elementary Schools

Lincoln Crossing Elementary -
lincoln-crossing school logoLincoln Crossing Elementary School opened to students in August of 2007. We participate in the class size reduction program with kindergarten classes housing 25-28 students, first - third grade classes housing 20-22 students, and fourth-fifth grade classes housing 30-32 students. Our current enrollment is just over 600 students. Due to the large enrollment in the Lincoln Crossing area, the school is full at all grade levels and overflowing new students to neighboring district schools.

Carlin C. Coppin Elementary -
carlin-coppin school logoCarlin C. Coppin Elementary is located in Western Placer School District in the city of Lincoln. The school serves Kindergarten through fifth grades. The enrollment is 421 with two to four classes at each grade level. Built in 1972, it houses a library, computer lab, multipurpose room, administration building, classrooms, the Springboard afterschool program, and two preschools. Buildings are kept clean by a dedicated custodial staff. The school garden and pots of colorful flowers add to the warm and inviting school environment.

First Street Elementary -
first-street school logoFirst Street School serves a highly diverse population. While a significant portion of the students are English Language Learners, equally significant is the annual growth and progress made by both our English speaking and bilingual students. A highly qualified and fully credentialed staff brings this school an exciting learning atmosphere, with opportunities for students to participate in music and art appreciation, attend after-school tutoring at grade level with their home room teachers, a Monday - Thursday Homework Club, Technology Workshop, and a mentoring program for at-risk youth through the Hermanos Program in cooperation with Lincoln High School.

Foskett Ranch Elementary -
foskett ranch school logoFoskett Ranch Elementary was recently recognized as a 2010 California Distinguished School.  FRES was only one of seven elementary schools in all of Placer county eligible to compete for this incredible honor and the first elementary school in the Western Placer Unified School District to earn this award.


Creekside Oaks Elementary -
creekside-oaks school logoCreekside Oaks Elementary has been open for 14 years.  We are located at 2030 First Street, Joiner being the closest cross street.  At this time our enrollment is 680 students.

Students are given various opportunities to learn the curriuculum.  These learning opportunities are provided by the classroom teacher, a music specialist, science specialists, a reading specialist and a computer tech.  Activities are developed for a "hands-on" approach to learning.   These activities take place in the school garden, the computer lab and, for the fifth grade students, a science trip to Fort Bragg.

Twelve Bridges Elementary -
twelve-bridges school logoTwelve Bridges Elementary is a special place where students and parents are valued and treated with respect.  Our ultimate goal is to collaboratively create an educational atmosphere that is safe and enriching for all students.  

Students are provided with a standards-based curriculum, which has been designed to help each student achieve the best results possible.  Students are challenged and inspired to reach their potential through meaningful and engaging lessons or activities.  Students are given the opportunity to learn through cross-curricular and hands-on activities involving classroom garden plots, outdoor learning centers, and technology.

Regional Schools

Rocklin Academy -

The Rocklin Academy Family of Schools are public, tuition free, charter schools, developed by parents and teachers.  Our elementary schools are sponsored by the Rocklin Unified School District and Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, (grades 6-12) is sponsored by the State Board of Education.

Harvet Ridge Placer Academy -

Placer Academy is a Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School serving students in Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Granite Bay areas. Their unique 4-day program, based on Core Knowledge® and Project Based Learning, provides small classes, differentiated learning and a challenging curriculum.

Fun Activities in Lincoln, CA

Lincoln Arts -
Lincoln Arts, a not-for-profit public arts organization was founded in October, 1986, to support and promote the arts, culture and history in the greater Lincoln area. Unlike many arts organizations, Lincoln Arts receives no guaranteed government funding, and is funded almost entirely through the contributions of its members and community donations.