A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2900 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Telephone
(605) 367-7990

Lincoln High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1320
26 responses
Average ACT
27
143 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    23%
  • Football Games
    18%
  • Chicken dinner
    9%
  • Spinsters
    9%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Plays/Musicals
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,924
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,034
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,361/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses

Lincoln High School Reviews

162 reviews
All Categories
The teachers are amazing! I really love working with them. The school counselors are not the best. I also think that there is a lot of students with a negative attitude towards school in general. The ideas are great, but there are some things in the administrations that need to change.
Review Lincoln High School
Overall it is a very good school. However, the academics are either rigorous or basic, there is no inbetween for students who may not be ready for academic rigor. There are also very few math and science teachers who actually know what they're doing, unfortunately. However, many teachers within the school are passionate about learning and their students. The extra curricular programs are great but the facilities for fine arts are seriously lacking.
Throughout my time at Lincoln, I have made many friends and have been well prepared for college. The school staff has helped not only prepare for college and living on my own but, they have also introduced me to some amazing people and helped me get involved in outside and extracurricular activities. Being at Lincoln has been a great experience for me and I hope that my younger siblings have the opportunity to come to this school and get an experience as good as mine was. I loved going to school here so much that I moved out of state and still went to school here and soon moved back.