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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 2,281

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2800 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 333-7400
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September 24, 2014
For the person who wrote a review regarding their attendance 60 YEARS AGO, a lot has CHANGED!!! You should make a visit. The school is notorious for kids being bullied, and security arriving way too late, and if they don't get you in school they will get you after school. There must be a change this has been going on for years!!!! Kids are bused from other locations, and sometime not the best neighborhoods, to ensure the school is integrated, and this does have an affect to population and to those who live in the area.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2014
This school is so terrible they only focus on the football and basket ball teams not subjects or new books or anything of that sort. The teachers are very unexperienced and have no control over the classroom. The kids there are ruthless fights all the time as well as bullying. The only thing is good is the teams and vet. Course. But overall this school is terrible . Even from my own experience when I used to go there a lot of kids used to pick on me and try to hurt me . My teachers even new about this but yet had no control. One day I was driven out the classroom but them and left the school while no one stopped me not even the teachers or deans or security I just walked out crying. This school only focuses on sport teams and being on the news about it. Nothing more. Really a disappointment.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2012
I went to Lincoln 60 years ago. Lived across the street from it. Love it then used to go to the pool for 3 cents a day . That was in the 1940's Went to school 1952 1956 I loved it.

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2012
I really love this school my daughter is about to graduate with high honors at the school the teachers are amazing

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010
Lincoln is not a 'great' school but it's not a terrible school either.Some teachers seem more concerned/supportive than others but that is in any school. You will get out of Lincoln what you put in. If you want to half a-- your way through high school then that's on you. It is not a school that revolves around the underachievers.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
This school is really notorious. I currently attend the school, and think that it is looked down on from a blind perspective. If you try, you will learn as much as you please. If you don't, you wont. The school, in a way, successfully separates students based on their averages by the application of two programs : IPS and Gilder Lehrman. The students who are known to be violent are therefore in a whole different world than you, so violence is out of the question. This school, because of the high number of students with low averages, has to focus on the failings kids instead of the ones who attain a 90-100 average. There are therefore only about 6 AP classes, and 5-6 college now (Which isn't that bad) Don't be fooled, thought, because if you have a good GPA, you will get an enormous amount of extra classes.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 19, 2009
Its not a bad school. I came in that school at 10th grade and dident know much people but within a week got to know a lot of people. Surprisingly, the senors are really nice!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 20, 2009
It is not as bad as everyone says or thinks it is. Programs and teachers are nice too.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
I personally think that the school is okay even though some of the students are a little outta control, but its a cool school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 27, 2009
When i came in as a freshman i didnt know anyone but everyone was nice , the teachers were awsome...The metal detectors annoy me tho but everything is and was awsome

- submitted by a student

July 27, 2009
I'm a sophomore- but when I first entered Lincoln as a freshmen I wont lie- I was scared. Not only didn't I really know anyone there but everything was just so new. Fear is a rational response to such things, but after about a week of school into only did I get accustomed to the teachers and new surroundings but also the kids were nice. Not only had majority of the freshmen population known you by the end of the year but also a few sophomores/juniors/and seniors had befriended you. The teachers are more then supportive and are always looking out for your best interest. They make sure that the concept of the lesson was understood and everyone is able to complete any assignments that was sent home/done in class. Overall this is a great school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 10, 2009
Pretty damn good school.I'm going to tenth grade and freshman year was awesome.Nobody really picks on you unless you mess with them.Education is really interesting to most students.I enjoy the fact that you can actually choose what academy you want to go during tenth grade while other schools don't.Overall I'll give the school 4/5

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2009
When I listed Lincoln on my HS application, I honestly did not know that it was known as a bad school. I found out after I had gotten accepted. However, being at Lincoln for 5 months, I can say that it has changed a lot since it was listed as an 'impact school' (NYC's most dangerous schools but Lincoln has been taken off the list), but there still are metal detectors which can frequently make students late to class. On the bright side, Lincoln has installed a new 'Freshman Academy' which all freshman students are in and from what I have heard, at the end our freshman year, we can select the program we want to enter, though I had already signed up for a program. My grades have risen since entering Lincoln. there are problems with the programs. If only we had more challenging classes for freshman

- submitted by a student

February 01, 2009
Well its my first year in lincoln and honestly i thought it was going to be a living nightmere. I heard so many things about that i acually started crying. Suprise! now i love it, its like my second home. I made amazing friends and meet amazing teachers. my attitude about it changed complety. Lincoln is a great school.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2008
This scholl has a awsome sport /activites, specaily it focus on the students study . Also i would like to let you no that the bathroom are really dirty . They should be clean .

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 04, 2008
well i have my son in lincoln and he has done pretty well. He has gone from a 70's student to high 80's. Even though Abraham Lincoln is not thought of as a great school, if your kid tries he can make it. Their is some behaivior issues with the kids, however its nothing major. The school has made some huge steps, and that is why my son loves it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 16, 2008
I personally think this is a great oppurtunity school. For one as of saying the kids are 'bad' if tell them to stop they would actually stop. Although the school i go to now kids don't give a damn. In this school its vice versa. Also it has PSAL teams as well. They have good AP classes as well which requires a high criteria.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 09, 2008
I am thrilled the students choose to write reviews, however when a junior cannot spell 'TRANSITION' it worries me a great deal. (see oct 4, 2006 review)

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2007
School is great, education good but still need to control violance and decipline

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2007
Overall I like ALHS but there are flaws. Some teachers dont care or have trouble. SOme of the kids that go there are bad kids. The Honors and IPS program are great and the BAsketball team.

- submitted by a student

January 28, 2007
I'm in ALHS and as a student I can tell you this is the bestt school in NY. ALHS give you the opportunitty that you want. Lincoln have a lot of clubs, such as acting studio, hiking club, anime club, and many other clubs.

- submitted by a student

October 04, 2006
I am a student of ALHS and overall it is not a bad school. I love must of my teachers and they are very involved. The Principal tries his best and so does the staff to make the school the way it is. I am now a junior and the transission from when I was a freshmen is a whole lot. There is now this freshmen academy that helps out the freshmen get aquainted with their first year. Now the freshmen are more involved in things. There is so much to do at ALHS because of all of the extracurricular activities there. I don't really have any complaints of the school.

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2006
being educated from this school gave me confidence and i learned a lot as i went on from 9th-12th grade. the school has a lot of extracurricular activities which could help kids learn more about their hidden talents. the prinicpal is well educated. he cares about the school, the students. he wants the kids to succeed. most of the teachers care about the students, they want the students to have a better future. my teachers helped me learn, open up and have more confidence in myself. over all, the school has more positive qualities. if you really want to succeed the teachers would help you out. i learned a lot in my senior year and i often wish i should have gotten involved earlier. i love this school, this school gave me hope of learning more and more and to never give up.

- submitted by a student

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Abraham Lincoln High School
2800 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY  11235
(718) 333-7400
Last modified Abraham Lincoln High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Abraham Lincoln High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top