Lincoln Akerman School

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Coordinates: 42°54′59″N 70°52′01″W / 42.91639°N 70.86694°W / 42.91639; -70.86694

Lincoln H. Akerman School
Hampton Falls, NH
United States
Type Full-time public school, grades K through 8
Established 1949
Principal Mark Deblois
Enrollment 259
Color(s) Black and Orange
Mascot Tiger

Lincoln H. Akerman School is a kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school and middle school in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.


The original elementary school in the area was the East School, which had been founded around the time of the Civil War, but burned down in 1947 when its furnace exploded. While a new school was being built, students had to travel to the neighboring town of Seabrook, New Hampshire to attend school.

The new school was finally completed in 1949, and named after Lincoln Akerman (1916–1942), a local war hero and member of the prominent New Hampshire Akerman family. Akerman was the first Hampton Falls soldier reported to lose his life in World War II.[1] Another famous Akerman from the area was Amos T. Akerman (1821–1880), United States Attorney General from 1870-1871.

In 1993, Kindergarten was added to the school, though it is not required in the state of New Hampshire.

In the mid-1990s Dan Brown, best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code, taught Spanish to the school's 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.


The current principal is Mark Deblois, who has held that position since 2010.[2] The previous principal was Judith A. Deshaies.[3] Including Deblois, there have been ten principals at this school since its founding.[citation needed]


In 2003, Lincoln Akerman was cited in The Hampton Union for, according to the New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program (NHEIAP), being notable for having scores that were "significantly above the state average" and climbing. Specific subjects cited were Social Studies, Language Arts, and Math.[4]

After finishing eighth grade, Lincoln Akerman students generally continue on to either public Winnacunnet High School or to a private school such as Phillips Exeter Academy or St. Thomas.

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