Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, SD - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,905
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    131 3.8
  • Ranking

Lincoln High School is a public school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It has 1,905 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 72% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 131 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 131 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: LINCOLN WAS TOP SHELF IN ALL LEVELS OF ATHLETICS, ACADEMICS, AND ANY OTHER ARE OF COMPARISON WHILE I WAS THERE 2013-2015. BEST SCHOOL SPIRIT... LINCOLN CRAZIES... BACK TO BACK UNDEFEATED STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS. 1ST EVER STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP, MANY OTHER STATE TITLES. WE WERE CLOSE NIT GROUP OF CLASSES AND THAT 'FAMILY ENVIROMENT" MADE US ALL WORK HARD FOR EACH OTHER.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Lincoln is a fantastic school. They have something for every one and every group of people. The teachers are great and really do whatever it takes to help a student who is struggling.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lincoln has been great to me. I feel extremely lucky to attend a school with fantastic teachers, great programs in athletics and the arts, while still remaining a diverse and inclusive public school. I made so many friends my freshman year and was exposed to several interesting classes in a range of fields, piquing my interest in social studies especially. Throughout my high school career, I have been exposed to a variety of interesting and intelligent people through my involvement in theatre, volunteer organizations and my classes. Lincoln has been very transformative in the sense that I've learned much about myself and what I want to do with my life, as my teachers have instilled me with invaluable knowledge which I hope to build on throughout my post secondary education. While I have had a few tough teachers, I feel as if this isn't a stain on my perception of Lincoln High as a whole; bad teachers are unavoidable and to believe otherwise would be ridiculous. Overall, Lincoln has granted me with indispensable skills in both academia and life, and no matter what college I am ultimately admitted to, I will know that Lincoln has been tremendously helpful in assisting me with my admission, more so than any other local school could.
    • 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.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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2.66 Horace Mann Elementary School Public
3.66 Patrick Henry Middle School Public
St. Mary School Private, Religious
3.00 Robert Frost Elementary School Public
Flex School Public, Alternative
Structured Teaching Public, Alternative
2.66 Longfellow Elementary School Public
Sioux Falls Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 Mark Twain Elementary School Public
2.66 Eugene Field A+ Elementary School Public
Good Shepherd Lutheran Private, Religious
3.33 John Harris Elementary School Public
2.66 Anne Sullivan Elementary School Public
3.66 Harvey Dunn Elementary School Public
2.66 Terry Redlin Elementary School Public
2.00 Sioux Falls Christian Schools Private, Religious
Holy Spirit School Private, Religious
2.66 Cleveland Elementary School Public
2.66 Lowell Math, Science & Technology Elementary School Public
St. Lambert Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Whittier Middle School Public
VOA - PRTF Public, Alternative
Joe Foss School Public, Alternative
Bridges at Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.00 Jefferson Elementary School Public
Christ the King School Private, Religious
3.00 Edison Middle School Public
2.66 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
3.00 Laura Wilder Elementary School Public
3.33 Journey Elementary School Public
Community Campus Public
2.66 Laura B. Anderson Elementary School Public
3.00 Middle School Immersion Center Public
2.66 Axtell Park Middle School Public
3.33 Washington High School Public
3.33 Rosa Parks Global Studies/World Language Elementary School Public
2.66 O'Gorman High School Private, Religious
Challenge Center School Public
2.66 Garfield Elementary School Public
Children's Home Society Private, Special Education
O'Gorman Junior High School Private, Religious
Reach High Alternative Ed Private, Alternative
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
Freedom Elementary School Public
St. Michael School Private, Religious
3.66 Fred Assam Elementary School Public
3.33 Liberty Elementary School Public
2.66 Harrisburg High School Public
New Technology High School Public
3.33 Harrisburg Middle School Public
Bethel Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 John F. Kennedy Elementary School Public
3.00 Oscar Howe Elementary School Public
2.66 Hayward Elementary School Public
Christian Center Elementary School Private, Religious
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
2.66 Tea Area High School Public
2.00 Tea Area Middle 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
3.33 Washington High School 3 mi. 1,965
3.33 Roosevelt High School 5 mi. 2,045
3.00 Watertown High School 98 mi. 1,151
3.00 Central High School 158 mi. 1,185
2.00 Central High School 327 mi. 1,949

Around Lincoln High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Lincoln High School United States Central High School Central High School Roosevelt High School Washington High School Watertown High School
White 75.0% 51.0% 86.0% 70.0% 77.0% 67.0% 92.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 6.0% 13.0% 0%
Native American 5.0% 1.1% 7.0% 20.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 1.0% 4.0% 7.0% 8.0% 2.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 7.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 15 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Acadmics, Arts, and Athletics
  • 30% Accepting community of students and teachers
  • 22% Marching band
  • 17% Lincoln Crazies, Football season, cheering

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 38% Some of the best teachers only teach AP.
  • 12% Mr. Rice
  • 12% A select few teachers
  • 6% Mr. Jansen
  • 6% Mrs. Kadi
  • 6% Mrs.Bushfeild
  • 6% Mr. Gunderson
  • 6% The Band people
  • 6% The Principal: Mrs. Fox

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 83% Marching band
  • 8% JROTC
  • 8% SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS, , BAND, SPORTS, CLUBS,

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Lincoln Crazies
  • 38% We've got it all: academics, athletics, and arts
  • 15% Beware of Bando's
  • 8% Impressive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Take advantage of LHS' activities and great staff!
  • 25% Be outgoing! There is a place for everyone at LHS!
  • 8% Turn back while you still have the chance
  • 8% Get involved, stay in that group then you'll be ok

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.