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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 124 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 124 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I had a traumatic event happen my sophomore year and only one teacher was willing to help me through it. The others were very disrespectful and mean while I was in a severe depression. I believe if you get involved with a group and stay in that group, you will have friends. I was in JROTC and left, as soon as I left, I lost all of my friends from that group. Find a way to go to classes at CTE academy and possibly take some college classes your senior year because that is the only way you are going to be prepared for college. The school acts like they can't bend the rules for scheduling, but they can. The year after I graduated 2 students committed suicide and were left out of the yearbook because the principal decided their death didn't need to be glorified. The principal makes very poor decisions in regards to the students, has favorites, and is mean and bitter towards others, especially if you contradict her. If I hadn't lived so close to LHS, and could have done it all over again, I would have gone to another school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: Very little time to eat, very few options for people with dietary restrictions, lunch staff were rude one day and nice the other.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The administration was very inconsistent in following through with their policies
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: I was never involved in any sports.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Depending on what the students are interested in, there are a good variety of organizations and clubs to get involved in, but it is up to the student to actually get involved.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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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
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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

Around Lincoln High School

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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 7 responses

  • 67% Take advantage of LHS' activities and great staff!
  • 17% Get involved, stay in that group then you'll be ok
  • 17% Be outgoing! There is a place for everyone at LHS!
  • 0% Turn back while you still have the chance

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.