Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD - Niche

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Lincoln High School is a public school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It has 1,966 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 130 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2900 South Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-7990

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3.8 from 130 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Our school has greatly increased the security. We have always had security, but now they are more strict about students having IDs ect.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I haven't eaten lunch at school in two years, but from what I remember the lunches weren't that bad.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The staff at Lincoln are great with helping the students, and making sure everyone is following the rules
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Sporting events at our school are always a joy to attends. I think some of my best high school memories have been at our sporting events. Lincoln's team performance is evident in the multiple state championships we have won this year.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers seem like they love what they love teaching. I have never had a teacher who was not more than willing to help. All of my teachers have pretty different personalities, so therefor their teaching styles vary.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Patrick Henry Middle School Public
Bridges at Horace Mann Elementary School Public
2.66 Horace Mann Elementary School Public
3.00 Robert Frost Elementary School Public
St. Mary School Private, Religious
Flex School Public, Alternative
Structured Teaching Public, Alternative
Sioux Falls Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Longfellow Elementary School Public
3.33 Mark Twain Elementary School Public
High Impact/Career Academy Public, Alternative
Transition Advantage Public
The Baan Dek Montessori School Private, Montessori
2.66 Eugene Field A+ Elementary School Public
Good Shepherd Lutheran Private, Religious
3.33 John Harris Elementary School Public
3.66 Harvey Dunn Elementary School Public
2.66 Terry Redlin Elementary School Public
2.66 Lowell Math, Science & Technology Elementary School Public
2.66 Whittier Middle School Public
2.00 Sioux Falls Christian Schools Private, Religious
2.66 Cleveland Elementary School Public
Holy Spirit School Private, Religious
VOA - New Start Public, Alternative, All-Girls
VOA - PRTF Public, Alternative, All-Boys
Joe Foss School Public, Alternative
St. Lambert Elementary School Private, Religious
Christ the King School Private, Religious
3.00 Edison Middle School Public
Bridges at Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.00 Jefferson Elementary School Public
2.66 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
3.00 Laura Wilder Elementary School Public
3.33 Journey Elementary School Public
2.66 Laura B. Anderson Elementary School Public
Community Campus Public
3.00 Middle School Immersion Center Public
2.66 Axtell Park Middle School Public
2.66 Anne Sullivan Elementary School Public
Faith Christian Academy Private, Alternative, Religious
2.66 O'Gorman High School Private, Religious
2.66 Garfield Elementary School Public
Challenge Center School Public
3.33 Washington High School Public
VOA - Shelter Care Public, Alternative
O'Gorman Junior High School Private, Religious
3.33 Rosa Parks Global Studies/World Language Elementary School Public
Children's Home Society Private, Special Education
Central Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten Private, Religious
Success Academy Public, Alternative
2.66 Elementary Immersion Center Public
2.66 All City Elementary School Public
Sioux Falls Adventist School Private, Religious
3.33 Explorer Elementary School Public
St. Michael School Private, Religious
New Technology High School Public
3.66 Fred Assam Elementary School Public
2.66 Harrisburg High School Public
Career & Technical Education Academy Public
3.33 Liberty Elementary School Public
3.00 Oscar Howe Elementary School Public
Bethel Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 John F. Kennedy Elementary School Public
Christian Center Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Hayward Elementary School Public
3.33 Harrisburg Middle School Public
3.33 Roosevelt High School Public
3.66 Memorial Middle School Public
3.66 Discovery Elementary School Public
3.33 R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School Public
St. Katharine Drexel Elementary School Private, Religious
3.66 Robert Bennis Elementary School Public
2.66 Renberg Elementary School Public
3.66 Brandon Elementary School Public
2.00 Tea Area Middle School Public
2.66 Tea Area High School Public
2.33 Tea Area Elementary School Public
3.66 Brandon Valley Middle School Public
4.00 Brandon Valley High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Patrick Henry Middle School 1 mi. 1,080
3.33 Washington High School 3 mi. 2,092
3.33 Roosevelt High School 5 mi. 2,009
3.66 Memorial Middle School 5 mi. 1,045
2.66 North High School 69 mi. 1,318

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Lincoln High School United States Memorial Middle School North High School Patrick Henry Middle School Roosevelt High School Washington High School
White 75.0% 51.6% 88.0% 50.0% 84.0% 79.0% 70.0%
African American 9.0% 15.2% 2.0% 4.0% 4.0% 5.0% 13.0%
Native American 5.0% 1.1% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 24.5% 3.0% 34.0% 2.0% 7.0% 6.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 2.0% 6.0% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 31.1%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 21.3%
Grade 12 22.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 18% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 31% Acadmics, Arts, and Athletics
  • 23% Lincoln Crazies, Football season, cheering
  • 23% Marching band
  • 23% Accepting community of students and teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 36% Some of the best teachers only teach AP.
  • 18% Mr. Rice
  • 9% Mr. Jansen
  • 9% Mrs. Kadi
  • 9% Mrs.Bushfeild
  • 9% Mr. Gunderson
  • 9% The Band people
  • 0% The Principal: Mrs. Fox

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Marching band
  • 12% JROTC

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Lincoln Crazies
  • 22% Beware of Bando's
  • 22% We've got it all: academics, athletics, and arts

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 57% Take advantage of LHS' activities and great staff!
  • 29% Be outgoing! There is a place for everyone at LHS!
  • 14% Get involved, stay in that group then you'll be ok
  • 0% Turn back while you still have the chance

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.