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 1,920 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 136 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 136 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We have an SRO and locked doors but anyone can get in and out throughout the day. It is known that some kids spend most of their day in the bathrooms smoking pot. You smell it on kids al the time.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I would choose it again due to not wanting to go to the other public high schools in Sioux Falls. LHS is known for academics which is good. You can be involved or not involved in school activities.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers are like students some good and some are not so good. If you ask for help they generally try to assist. Mr. Bogart is an excellent teacher.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Honestly, Lincoln is one if not the best school in the area. Lincoln offers several extracurricular and challenging AP courses. Lincoln has the best test scores in the state as well as the best music program in the state. All students are rewarded regardless if they're the star football player, first in their instrument, or that one kid who managed to get a 5 on all 7 AP test he took.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school that has minimum bullying, you fit in anywhere, and cliques can join other cliques.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Private, Religious
3.66 John Harris Elementary School Public
3.33 Anne Sullivan Elementary School Public
3.66 Harvey Dunn Elementary School Public
3.00 Terry Redlin Elementary School Public
2.00 Sioux Falls Christian Schools Private, Religious
Holy Spirit School Private, Religious
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3.00 Lowell Math, Science & Technology Elementary School Public
St. Lambert Elementary School Private, Religious
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3.00 Jefferson Elementary School Public
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3.33 Laura Wilder Elementary School Public
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3.00 Laura B. Anderson Elementary School Public
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2.33 Middle School Immersion Center Public
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3.66 Rosa Parks Global Studies/World Language Elementary School Public
2.66 O'Gorman High School Private, Religious
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3.66 Challenge Center School Public
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VOA - Shelter Care Public, Alternative
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Success Academy Public, Alternative
2.00 Elementary Immersion Center Public
3.66 All City Elementary School Public
Harrisburg North Middle School - 08 Public
Endeavor Elementary - 07 Public
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3.33 Explorer Elementary School Public
3.00 Freedom Elementary School Public
St. Michael School Private, Religious
4.00 Fred Assam Elementary School Public
Career & Technical Education Academy Public
3.66 Liberty Elementary School Public
3.66 Harrisburg High School Public
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3.33 Oscar Howe Elementary School Public
3.00 Hayward Elementary School Public
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3.66 Memorial Middle School Public
3.66 Discovery Elementary School Public
3.66 R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School Public
St. Katharine Drexel Elementary School Private, Religious
4.00 Robert Bennis Elementary School Public
3.00 Renberg Elementary School Public
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2.33 Tea Area Middle School Public
2.66 Tea Area Elementary School Public
Tea Area Intermediate - 04 Public
3.66 Brandon Valley Middle School Public
3.66 Brandon Valley High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Washington High School 3 mi. 1,997
3.66 Roosevelt High School 5 mi. 2,134
3.66 Brandon Valley High School 8 mi. 975
3.00 Watertown High School 98 mi. 1,137
2.66 Central High School 158 mi. 1,201

Around Lincoln High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Lincoln High School United States Brandon Valley High School Central High School Roosevelt High School Washington High School Watertown High School
White 74.0% 51.0% 93.0% 85.0% 75.0% 64.0% 92.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 6.0% 12.0% 0%
Native American 6.0% 1.1% 0% 8.0% 4.0% 4.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 1.0% 2.0% 8.0% 8.0% 3.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 7.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.7%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 25.6%
Grade 12 20.9%

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 18 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 36% Acadmics, Arts, and Athletics
  • 25% Accepting community of students and teachers
  • 21% Marching band
  • 18% Lincoln Crazies, Football season, cheering

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Some of the best teachers only teach AP.
  • 22% A select few teachers
  • 11% Mr. Rice
  • 6% Mr. Jansen
  • 6% Mrs. Kadi
  • 6% Mrs.Bushfeild
  • 6% Mr. Gunderson
  • 6% The Principal: Mrs. Fox
  • 6% The Band people

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 73% Marching band
  • 7% JROTC
  • 7% Academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Lincoln Crazies
  • 33% We've got it all: academics, athletics, and arts
  • 20% Beware of Bando's
  • 7% Impressive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Take advantage of LHS' activities and great staff!
  • 29% Be outgoing! There is a place for everyone at LHS!
  • 7% Turn back while you still have the chance
  • 7% Get involved, stay in that group then you'll be ok

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.