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About Lincoln Elementary

History of Lincoln Elementary

The new Lincoln Elementary officially opened in August 2021 and has been widely praised for its innovative design, including smart technology for classrooms and sensory spaces for students. This was the first new school building GJPS has had in 27 years.

The building features 30 classrooms, five classrooms per grade level, to help serve 750 students. 

Louie the Lion stands in front of Lincoln Elementary

Contact Us

Lincoln Elementary
261 Helmbright Drive
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: (614) 478-5555
Fax: (614) 413-3050

School Hours
8 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Student Absence
(614) 478-5555

School Nurse
Kathy Downing RN, BSN

Claire Giardino

Amanda Jordan
Assistant Principal

Jill Rak


Principal Claire Giardino

Lincoln Elementary is a child-centered school with a diverse community of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We believe in addressing the individual needs of students through differentiated instruction. The Lincoln family of students, parents, and staff strive to build positive self-esteem, confidence, and academic success for all students. Our developmentally appropriate practices will help children acquire effective communication and problem-solving skills.

We believe that parental involvement is essential to the academic success of our students. We welcome parent participation at home and through our school PTO. Working together, we will empower the students at Lincoln Elementary to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become life-long learners.

We provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  It is important that everyone who steps through our doors -teachers, students and parents- are excited to be here and to be part of our school family!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

At Lincoln Elementary we believe we are all One School,One Family! 

Claire Giardino, Principal
Lincoln Elementary School

Headshot of Claire Giardino