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Lincoln High School

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Posted March 10, 2014

After my first year at Lincoln high, I have discovered that teachers are very hands-off and classes are difficult. There are no AP classes but there is an abundance of IB classes; going for the IB diploma is near impossible. The students are very egotistical and remain in cliques. I am getting a good education, however the stress of the classes, snooty students, cliques, and teachers with loss of passion-has left me to attend Wilson High. Lincoln does have its pros such as the open campus, large cultural diversity, and free periods. Nobody dares to ridicule someone who is gay/lesbian or white/black/Asian ect: but if someone dresses not "Portland" like: people mock. There is very little parking so everyone takes Public transportation. The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away from my house and the only way to walk to it is by walking alongside a major road. The school is currently 160% over-populated. Nobody eats in the cafeteria since it is small; most people eat in the halls and bring lawn chairs. (only the juniors and seniors bring lawn chairs and sophomores and freshman do not, it's an unspoken rule). It is inconvenient and I just walk to the food carts or subway for lunch instead.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2013

I am an alum from Class of 1996 who completed the full-International Baccalaureate program at Lincoln. The teachers were great, the work was engaging, and I thought the school did a good job having a variety of extra-curriculars to join. A lot of my classes were structured based on the IB-curriculum (which involved extensive writing) so I am biased in that way. Instead of just memorizing multiple-choice answers, the program develops critical thinking and explores ways of thinking and of creating techniques to analyze works. It was a solid foundation and prepared me well for the ivy leave college I went on to after graduating.


Posted February 10, 2011

My son transferred from Wilson High School to Lincoln High School for his sophomore year and was back at Wilson the next year. The staff at Lincoln was not the same as Wilsons. The teachers at Lincoln obviously only care about their IB students and are stuck up and very bureaucratic. I felt like Lincoln did not care about my son and were honestly quite mean to him at times. He couldn't even talk to his guidance councilor without feeling ridiculed for not liking it there. I would not recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

I am currently a freshman at Lincoln, and even though it's only been only 4 weeks, it's an outstanding school! There's so positive feedback about this school. Every single teacher in this school are very generous, the sports and after-school clubs are amazing, and there are like, absolutely no clique or bully problems AT ALL! Every student in this school are very nice and like to kid around with you. Even though the class sizes are HUGE (for example, 25-40 kids a class, 50-60 kids in a PE class, and about 75 in the Concert Band class), LHS still has great education and helps the kids grow into mini adults. The after-school clubs are so fun. Also, Lincoln offers off campus lunch, and there are tons of places to go to, including Starbucks, McDonald's, and many other places. I highly recommend this school to anybody who can go. Go Cardinals!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

Provides a top-notch education and has a special learning environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2009

I absolutely love this school. Great education, lots of fun extracurricular activities (such as sports and after-school clubs), and very nice kids with not that many cliques around the school. The IB Program is excellent. This school helped me turn into a young adult, and helped the other kids as well. This is just the best school ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

As a graduate, I can directly trace my academic success to the quality of the education received at Lincoln. Ira Wallis


Posted September 22, 2008

great school with a good balance. Academics and athletics are both heavily emphasized in this school and Lincoln is strong in both areas. They are an internationally recognized school. The school does not have big clique problems like other schools. They have enough students to get the high school experience, but also has a small population so everyone knows each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

My daughter came from a private grade school to Lincoln, and within a year we had taken her out and put her in a private high school. The academic aspect of Lincoln is good, but it is just so large (sometimes, thirty-something kids to a classroom.) Students don't recieve the attention that they really need in order to 'grow'. Though the extracirricular activities are excellent, and, as the other review said, kids are given a great chance to be leaders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

Excellent oportunities and leadership as well as great peers to be around. Parents seem to be involved with thier childs education.
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Science

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 65%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

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  • (503) 916-2700

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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