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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,698 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% 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
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
341 responses
Average ACT
30
227 responses
AP Enrollment
0%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,389
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,837
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.33 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Colors Wars
    28%
  • Cross-Town Clash
    15%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Senior Assembly
    10%
  • Theater productions
    9%
  • College Decision Day
    6%
  • Love grams
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,698
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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
$14,434/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Lincoln High School is a fantastic academic school with an excellent IB program. All of the IB classes are challenging, prepare students for college, and event give them the opportunity to enter college as sophomores.
Lincoln teachers tend to be great about giving students more personalized help, and are generally very passionate about the subjects they are teaching.
Lincoln also has a many of clubs, easily catering to most students. If there is not a club that quite fits their niche, students can create one! The only true downside to the school is the intense academic culture in some parts of the school that puts pressure on students to get stellar grades, do community service, participate in clubs, and do sports. It can be very stressful if one does not know themselves and stick within the boundaries of their abilities!
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Lincoln High school had a fantastic language department and history department. The teachers in those departments are fantastic and they truly care about their students, both in and out of the classroom. The classes at Lincoln are incredible, some of my favorite classes I took were Critical Race Studies, American Sign Language, Queer History, Anthropology, and Forensics. You get a in depth and liberal education that strays from the common narrative textbooks try to perpetuate. My high school classes at Lincoln are 100% better and more challenging than my college classes at The New School, and I miss my favorite teachers. In addition to my academic experience, my social experience at Lincoln was great as well. Football games and color wars are some of my fondest in school memories. While there are many great things about Lincoln, it does lack in its diversity as it is the whitest school in Portland Oregon.
As an alumni from Lincoln High School I can say with the upmost honesty that the teachers here were excellent and continuously went above and beyond to provide their students with the best education possible. With weekly after school tutoring sessions, built in study times and classroom work periods, this school had an abundance of resources for students in need of academic support. My main complaints with Lincoln High School revolve around the lack of diversity, and the facilities. As a person of color, I found it somewhat isolating to attend one of the most un-diverse schools in the state; over 75% of the LHS student population is caucasian. Additionally, the facilities were lacking in several areas, (I.e. leaky ceiling tiles, out of order bathrooms, dark basement classrooms etc.) however, the school is undergoing a large renovation and will be completely rebuilt in the next few years.