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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lincoln High School is a public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,447 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Lincoln High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
970
172 responses
Average ACT
20
70 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$56,041
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,331
National
$949
Median Home Value
$332,692
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Spirit weeks
    25%
  • Pep rallys
    23%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Soccer Games
    13%
  • Club Rush
    8%
  • Workshops
    6%
  • Badminton Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,447
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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When I came to Lincoln in 2015, my sophomore year I honestly didn't know what to expect, due to the reputation that I heard of but since coming to Lincoln I have really enjoyed my time here. I strongly encourage becoming a hornet, there are great opportunities, amazing experiences and a great faculty and staff, and they offer great classes including college course. I love Lincoln, and I'm forever a hornet!
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Attending Lincoln High School in San Diego, Ca has been an interesting 3 years of high school. To outsiders, our school is dangerous, ghetto, or simply one of the worst in the SD district. Contrast to what the news portrays about us, we are a big supportive, respectful, and understanding family. We all come from similar circumstances and tend to similar goals. The teachers here are amazing. They are some of the most influential people I've met. The students are very determined and hard-working. Attending Lincoln has taught me a lot, things I will take with me throughout my journey, and I appreciate the staff and students for providing me with this kind of insight.
My experience at Lincoln High School has been a journey being that we are an inner city school in Southeast San Diego. My favorite thing about being at Lincoln is the diversity. At other schools that I have attended it was predominately Asian so being around different efficiencies is a different experience. With the help of teachers and peers I can say the people at Lincoln are my family. Lincoln comes together as one when it comes to media trying to figure out what goes on around our school. For instance, the whole school had a peaceful protest so we can get the principal we want to represent our school. We also have college courses that get us ready for the college experience. Not to mention our sports & clubs are the best all around.