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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 1,443 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.

Lincoln High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1000
198 responses
Average ACT
22
20 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
Median Household Income
$52,175
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,192
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,470
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally's
    17%
  • LHS Varsity Football program year long
    14%
  • 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
1,443
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Lincoln High School Reviews

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Lincoln High School is a very diverse and friendly school. From the outside, it might look like an old and boring school but once stepped inside, you can totally feel the warm welcoming atmosphere. Students at Lincoln High School are very diverse, composed of many different races, ethnicities, and of course, different backgrounds. However, every kids are treated the same, no more no less, everyone are the same at Lincoln High School. One of my favorite things about Lincoln High School is that the teachers give off a very positive and friendly vibe, they always try to bring out the best of students, try to make school feels like home to the students. They always try to stay on their best, showing their best sides even though they're having tough moments.
Though one thing I want Lincoln to change is the involvement of the students in school related activities. I think that the school needs to improve more on getting students to get involved.
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My experience at Lincoln isn’t anything special. In the schools environment, everyone just felt like family. Lincoln staff members are very well appreciated and I can strongly say that they are good at what they do. Lincoln feels like home, away from home. There’s so much diversity among the students and lots of people have found those they consider family there. Lincoln too, is one big family. My high school experience will be unforgettable and the memories that come with me will forever be remembered.
I would recommend Lincoln High School to students who are from a very low income, looking to be involved in sports, and for those who want to be apart of their community. Lincoln strives their highest to successfully prepare students of color for the next life ahead of them. Building relationships are also important for students and teachers from this environment. You'll hear a lot of different things here at Lincoln. As a former captain of the cheer team. co captain of the Non Fiction dance team and former president of BSU, i can assure you Lincoln is differently continuing their tradition of caring for their students. They as have a Recourse center, the teacher who runs the program is very helping and always reaching out to EVERY student who needs help they deserve.