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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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
1300
49 responses
Average ACT
27
312 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
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
Report
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Plays/Musicals
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Variety Show
    9%
  • Spinsters
    9%
  • Chicken dinner
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
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 Reviews

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Lincoln High School has a wonderful program of extracurricular activities. If you have a passion for something you can find a club, activity, or group that shares and encourages that passion. And, if one does not already exist it is simple to create your own and quickly find that community. For being a school within South Dakota it is considerably diverse including a large population of people political displaced from other countries. However, the majority of the population still falls in the caucasian middle-class classification. The school includes a cafeteria and school store where students can eat however the selection does not stray beyond the typical options. There are many options for free or reduced lunch or extracurricular involvement. Lincoln High School is a closed campus school within the Sioux Falls Public School District. There is a multitude of musical ensembles in Choir, Orchestra, and Band. There are also multiple theatrical/musical productions a year.
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The teachers were awesome and prepared me well for all of the tests. Many of the tests felt easier and if I needed help I could always come in before or after school. Teachers were always prepared, exited, and happy to teach! Other than the occasional weird kid making out in the middle of the hallways, it was a great place to go!
Over the 4 years I have attended Lincoln, I have gained friendships and knowledge I will take with me into the future. Through our marching band program, I have learned the importance of reliability, being on time, responsibility and pride in my work. The teachers are fairly good at working with the students and most are very good at what they do. I have had the pleasure of working with teachers who care about me as a student by helping me with my homework. But, I've also had teachers who care about me as a person as well. The building is definitely run down and struggles to house the 2,000+ student body, however the class sizes are well adapted with sizes anywhere from 12 to 32.