Lincoln Unified School District

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Lincoln Unified School District is located in Stockton, California and serves more than 9,200 students at 13 "learning centers" throughout the northwestern region of the city.

School Board[edit]

Starting with the 2014 elections, there are five trustee voting areas. Trustees serve four-year terms with a two-term limit (effective November 2000).

The Board typically meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Most regular meetings begin with a closed session of the Board directly following Call to Order. The Board resumes open session at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Additional meetings may be called as necessary.

  • Don Ruhstaller (Businessman), President
  • Kathleen Solari (Accountant), Vice President/Clerk
  • Van Ha To-Cowell (Teacher)
  • Ted Bestolarides (Accountant)
  • Susan Lenz (Accountant)
  • Albert Liang (Student) Student Member

Mission statement[edit]

The following is the mission statement of the Lincoln Unified School District:

Our Mission

Is to educate all students to achieve their maximum potential and to prepare them to be responsible citizens.

It will be achieved by believing:

  • High expectations are essential to high achievement;
  • Everyone has the right and responsibility to achieve their highest potential;
  • All people need to experience personal success;
  • Everyone has a gift for learning;
  • Everyone learns at different rates and in a variety of ways;
  • Everyone has the right to be physically and emotionally safe;
  • Both education and communication are the shared responsibility of student, family, school, and community;
  • Knowledge and valuing of ethnic and cultural diversity promotes understanding and respect.

And by pledging that we shall:

  • Make all decisions based strictly on what is best for our students;
  • Create an environment where all students will succeed;
  • Expect the best effort from everyone;
  • Not tolerate discrimination in any form;
  • Treat others, ourselves, and our environment with respect;
  • Model and expect a high standard of ethics, responsibility, and self reliance;
  • Continuously promote open and honest communication;
  • Address unmet expectations.

It is the policy of the Lincoln Unified School District not to unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, marital status, age, or mental or physical disability in the educational programs or activities which it operates.


The school district encompasses 13 "learning centers", the first of which, named Lincoln Elementary, a one-room country school, opened on the corner of an empty field five miles north of Stockton in 1878 and still exists today, although it has undergone a complete renovation.

The district serves more than 9,200 students with one comprehensive high school, two alternative high schools, an independent learning center (grades 7-12), one middle school (7-8), two elementary schools serving grades K-6, and six elementary schools serving grades K-8.

High Schools[edit]

  • Lincoln High School (9-12)
  • Sture Larsson High School, (Alternative, 11-12)
  • John McCandless High School, (Alternative, 9-12)

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Sierra Middle School, (7-8)

Elementary Schools[edit]

K-8 Schools[edit]

  • Brookside
  • Claudia Landeen
  • Colonial Heights
  • Mable Barron
  • Don Riggio
  • Tully C. Knoles

K-6 Schools[edit]

  • John R. Williams
  • Lincoln Elementary

Other Facilities[edit]

  • Independent Learning Center (7-12)

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