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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lincoln High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 1,979 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
2900 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Telephone
(605) 367-7990

Lincoln High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1330
55 responses
Average ACT
27
356 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$56,714
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Plays/Musicals
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Variety Show
    9%
  • Spinsters
    9%
  • Chicken dinner
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,979
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,306
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
$10,089/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Lincoln High School has been an up and down experience for me. From year to year we have had changes in faculty, and administration; it has made it hard while transitioning through all my years in school. We have had two principles within my three years of school, which has brought big changes each time. I have appreciated and learned to adjust to both teachers. This year we also had three new assistant principles enter our school; having an all new staff has challenged students, but it has brought new excitements to Lincoln! Overall, my experience has been sub par. It has not been bad or great, but just an in between. I have had amazing experiences with music and academics here, but socializing has been hard. It is a very popular school, there is cliques and parties. Things I do not feel comfortable around; it has been one of the biggest challenges. I would appreciate changes being made in the student culture area, as well as the administration.
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Lincoln overall was and is a great high school to attend too. The atmosphere is very comforting and the students all work very well together. Every school is going to have it's up and downs with other students, teachers or other faculty. However, my favorite part about Lincoln was that they do a lot of things to get kids involved and offer many opportunities. I entered the public system in ninth grade and I have been offered many things to get involved in. I love being a student that represents the Patriots!
Lincoln provides a very good experience in terms of academics. Many other schools around the area don't have as many opportunities in terms of being able to take AP classes and accelerated/honors classes. Almost every AP class that is worth taking and counts towards college credit is offered at Lincoln, even AP classes in the arts such as AP Music Theory and AP Photo. As being in the middle of the midwest, the diversity isn't great if that's what you're looking for. Lincoln's art programs are all thriving with well-developed teachers teaching them. Both the band directors and choir teachers have been in the program for years and the orchestra teacher has a doctorate. The athletics department is also doing very well. The coaches lead well and have been doing well in track and cross country, getting better at football, etc.