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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Lincoln High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,697 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
1600 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone
(503) 916-5200
Website

Lincoln High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1310
314 responses
Average ACT
30
210 responses
AP Enrollment
0%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,423
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,025
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Colors Wars
    30%
  • Cross-Town Clash
    15%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Senior Assembly
    10%
  • Theater productions
    8%
  • College Decision Day
    5%
  • Love grams
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,697
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,937/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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As a student Lincoln and shortly after graduating, I was unaware of how well Lincoln High School had prepared me for college. Lincoln was instrumental in developing my argumentative and rhetorical skills (as a result of its English department). As a college student, with the intent of pursuing law school, I am grateful for the strong writing foundation that Lincoln provided me. With that being said, my experience at Lincoln was not perfect. I have complaint with Lincoln on two grounds: inconsistency in the quality of teachers, a lack of oversight within the athletic department, and antiquated facilities. Despite my excellent experience with the English department, some of my other teacher experiences were bad. These lackluster experiences arose out of both personal and systemic problems. I had teachers who did little to help those what were struggling, failed to accommodate provisions made to students, and enforced a “proficiency”-based grading system.
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I think there are a lot of amazing educational opportunities at Lincoln but the social climate greatly distracts from it. They have a decent anti-bullying campaign but lack of diversity and the staffs' reluctance to address it means that the racism and classism that students of color and students of less affluent families face is a daily struggle. There is also a rampant drug/alcohol/tobacco abuse culture that is growing more and more concerning. However if you can keep away from the distractions, there is a lot of potentials to be very successful student here and it will definitely help you reinforce and develop your personal own values.
I love Lincoln. There's little to no drama, mainly because with the academic course rigor, workload, plus athletics keep students busy. Counselors are always available, teachers are willing to help if asked. There's tutors available. As long as you put the work in you'll do well at Lincoln! Athletics are strong and the coaching staff is great, we've had several students transfer just for athletics. There's an abundance of clubs yet no clique's, everyone has a place and everyone there is there to help you students and faculty combined.