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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lincoln High School is an above average, public school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 1,509 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
701 S 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Telephone
(253) 571-6700
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Lincoln High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1000
167 responses
Average ACT
22
19 responses
AP Enrollment
53%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$47,911
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,060
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,566
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally's
    16%
  • LHS Varsity Football program year long
    15%
  • LHS VS Foss rivalry sporting events
    13%
  • Seventh Hour Musical Theater Production Class
    13%
  • TRIO College spring break field trips
    10%
  • Lincoln center
    8%
  • Track Season
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,509
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,555/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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My experience with Lincoln High School is overall, awesome so far. I'm going to be a Junior next school year and everything with that school has been great. The staff and teachers are all there to support you and provide everything and anything you need to the best of their abilities. It doesn't really matter if you know the staff or teacher, every single one of them will always be there to help you.The clubs and programs are all great too.

To add on, this school is fulled with diversity. Down the hall, your passing people that are Asian, African American, Hispanic, American, Cambodian, Pacific Islander and so much more. There are also many different languages, Other than English, I've heard of Russian, Chinese, Spanish, French and Japanese. And the fact that they have foreign language classes makes it better.
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My High School experience at Lincoln High School has been extremely successful. It has prepared me with the skills and knowledge towards further education. The staff has greatly influenced my post-high school education and often help guide me with the knowledge to college. Lincoln has challenged me, whether it was from academics in the classroom or physically through our sports programs.
Being that 75% of students who attend Lincoln High School are people of color, has widened my perspective on various cultures other than my own. Not only was I able to interact with people from different countries i was also able to be active with the student body on a deeper level through ASB.
I love how diverse my school is. The teachers and staff really show all students how much they care for us, our education and our well being. There are many programs that allow students to be actively involved with making our school a better place to be. Other programs allow us to get extra help we may need and help us get ready for college. What I would like to see and hear change is the reputation people give my school. Others see my school as a bad school and I disagree with the reasons they have. I’m not saying I go to a perfect school but I am saying that it is going a great job at preparing students for their future.