Lincoln Elementary School is part of the Oakland Unified School District. It is located in Oakland Chinatown, in walking distance of Lake Merritt. Most of its students speak a foreign language at home, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Mongolian. The elementary school offers grades kindegarten through fifth grade.
In January 2006, the school received the Distinguished Schools award for its success in closing the "achievement gap" between rich and poor students. The award is part of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Lincoln feeds into Westlake Middle School and Oakland Technical High School.