157 reviews
  1. Sioux Falls School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  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
24 responses
Average ACT
27
133 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
  • 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 expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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

157 reviews
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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.
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.
This is an amazing high school that I am forever proud to be a part of. Everybody is so willing to help, the friendless is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else. The school is also loaded with truthfully incredible teachers that make learning easy and even sometimes fun. The only thing I can find that is a little bit wrong is that they don't try their best with preparing you for college. They absolutely do try, but there is definitely more they could do to really set that college tone and help us figure out what we need to do to be ready. However, even this is solved by the very helpful counselors, if you just go in with a question they'll send you back with an answer.