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Abraham Lincoln High School

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Posted April 30, 2014

Abraham Lincoln High School is a traditional high school in Southwest Denver with over 50 years of positive history. Lincoln is one of the safest schools in all of DPS, and all faculty and staff members are held to high standards. The Lincoln Family Community is not perfect, but anyone who has ever stepped foot into the school, knows that the students work hard, are kind, and have pride in their school, families, and community. ALHS currently offers over 17 Advanced Placement courses, and any student that wants to be challenged, can be challenged at ALHS!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2014

Lincoln High School is a mess. The building is dated and dirty. The quality of the instruction is mediocre at best. Expectations are low, and despite all the encouragement to go to college, most students will not be prepared for college. There is a lot of gang activity in and around this school, and safety is ALWAYS an issue. There are also other distractions/diversions which take away from Lincoln's educational purpose. I have met with a few teachers that were really excellent and actually challenged students to new heights. However, I have also encountered other teachers who could care less. If, as a parent, you want to prepare your child for college, I would encourage you to look elsewhere for a high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2012

I was a former student at Lincoln and i think the school could be better mainly because the teachers and staff only care about the good straight a students and they just kick out the students with problems instead of consulting with them and find out why they are doing bad so instead of helping students they just make them go to another school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2010

This school is very bad. Mostly none of the teachers know the studentss and none of te students know what is going on. i think that the students at that school only go to that school to mess around and make problems.!!!!!!!


Posted April 23, 2010

I think this is an excellent school because it helps alot of students learn alot of things theyve never learn beforee!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

this is a great school based on sports the teams here are magnificent, but more in academics on attendance and getting the assigned work done. Lincoln is the place to be!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The educators and staff at this school have really come together to refocus and committ to giving the students the best they can regardless of the students background
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I use to go to lincoln and i tough it was a great school. there are nice people and great dedicated teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

This school is going up fast i like how they are working their students im proud of them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Wow!!! Im just amazed at how this school has improved.Im a freshman their and I really like it.I think its one of the best schools in Denver.At Lincoln they expect everyone to go to college,and they also have a lot of opportunaties to get scholarships.If your planning to go to college and have a good life I recommend you go to lincoln.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

Lincoln High Is A good School they have so many things and help students on everything . Lincoln has No Gangs at all its well protected. I am a Former Student from Lincoln and this school is one of the best ever im happy i went there, get good grades you go to college Guaranteed!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2008

I very much dislike the school, they have gangs and i don't think the students there are too friendly. Not only is it bad on influences but there tests scores are not so good. I think it maybe a one of the top 3 worst schools ever! If you want your child to be safe and well eduacated then i do not recommend Lincoln High School.


Posted June 19, 2008

Lincoln is a pretty terrible school. There are lots of gangs in the school and most of the kids don't even care about their grades. This school has very low test scores and is probably one of the worst high schools in DPS. I went out of my way to get out, i wouldn't really recommend it if your searching for a good education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

Like most Denver Public Schools, ALHS has its fair share of teachers who just get through the day. The administration can get wrapped up in competing for the district's funds and attention and forget that the students are individuals, not stereotypes or numbers. That being said, there are some fabulous teachers who will go the extra mile to challenge students who truly seek knowledge. A good education can be had here, but it must be student-driven.


Posted April 17, 2006

I think this school is decent in trying to provide a variety of courses for a student can take.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2006

I think this school is a very good school has great teachers that like to teach and has lots of sports to get involved in and the teachers is very respectful
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 8, 2005

This school is the greatest school ever. It has a lot of teacher and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

This school is really great. New leaders are born here. My two twin sisters graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and are proud of being Lancers. Now it is my turn. I'm a sophmore and I love Linconl, I think it is the best high school in DPS.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligible20%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Immigrant18%
Neither migrant nor immigrant7%

Reading

All Students28%
Female34%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Immigrant9%
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Writing

All Students14%
Female20%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible30%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch0%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Immigrant9%
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students11%
Female8%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English9%
Immigrant10%
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrant10%
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Science

All Students13%
Female11%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Writing

All Students14%
Female15%
Male12%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English14%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

86%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

66%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 91% 32%
White 4% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Antonio Esquibel
Fax number
  • (720) 423-5098

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Gymnasium
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • JROTC
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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2285 South Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
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Phone: (720) 423-5000

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