25 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: (603) 775-8800
Fax: (603) 775-8968
Located in Seacoast, NH, Exeter, NH is a vibrant community. Exeter was founded in the early 1600s and has played an important part in the history of New Hampshire. It also is the home of Phillips Exeter Academy. The community values and expects quality education from its schools. The Exeter schools are committed to empowering all students to achieve their best.
Lincoln Street School (LSS) is a grade three through five school built in 1955 with additions in 1960, 1978, and 1990. Currently, there are 510 students enrolled and 100 faculty/staff members serving their educational needs. Main Street School, the kindergarten through two school located behind Lincoln Street School, is our sister school. We coordinate our services and programming with them to assure a unified experience throughout Exeter’s K-5 schools.
This year, each grade level at LSS has 9 sections. Third grade is slated to be a 18 student to 1 teacher ration, fourth is 21:1 and fifth is 21:1. The teaching staff level of experience is very evenly mixed allowing fantastic opportunities for staff members to learn from each other and grow professionally. The staff consists of 27 classroom teachers, one reading specialist, seven special education teachers, one ESL teacher, seven unified arts (specials) teachers, three Title I tutors, one guidance counselor, one school psychologist, one OT, one PT, and three SLP’s. We share some staff with Main Street School, and we are fortunate to have such a robust staff to support our students.
Students have access to numerous after school activities at LSS. For academic support, students can access our homework club, staffed by a LSS teacher. We have an after school enrichment program that runs for approximately 6 weeks, three times per year. The Drama Club, with approximately 100 participants, produces two shows each year, one fourth grade and one fifth. This fall’s production is Mulan. The Cross Country Club provides an opportunity for 60-70 students to exercise with their peers in a semi-competitive format each fall. Also, there are a variety of athletic clinics that occur throughout the year run by a group of our teachers. Our arts program is very strong with every fifth grade student participating in chorus (approximately 170), and almost 60 students in fourth and fifth grade participating in band.
The school climate at LSS emphasizes student engagement, curiosity, and acceptance and is enhanced by involved parents. We encourage families to become involved in our school community through participation with our excellent PTO, volunteer program, and ongoing communication and interaction with their child’s teacher.
- School Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
- Summer Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
- School Year Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
- To register a new student: Incoming students must have a registration of current inoculations as well as a birth certificate.