A
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
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lincoln High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 1,924 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 65% 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
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1330
36 responses
Average ACT
27
216 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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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%
  • Plays/Musicals
    9%
  • Prom
    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
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
$10,057/ year
National
$12,239
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
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Lincoln High School is a great place to go for those interested in athletics, theatre, music, business clubs, debate, anything. They are very open to new clubs being formed, and the environment is considerably inclusive considering the state and city. That being said, it is a relatively homogeneous student population. The classes, especially upper level, prepare students well for college coursework, and the teachers and administrators seem to genuinely care about student's success, in college, tech school, or career. The building is old and Frankenstein-like, and there are some bad eggs, but that is to be expected.
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The school offers boundless opportunities to succeed. Most of the teachers at the school want their students to be accomplished more than the students. There is an atmosphere of hard work that surrounds the school. For extracurricular activities , there is a great selection of sports and clubs to be apart of. Even for students who struggle, there are tutors that are readily available. There are a few officers that remain at the school for the sole purpose of protecting the school. Parents love to be involved at this school. Most of the funding that goes to sports and clubs comes from the parents. Overall, it is a very well rounded school with tradition of being the best.
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.