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PK, 9-12
Public
Philadelphia, PA

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3201 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136

(215) 335-5653
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May 10, 2014
Newly built school with improved safety procedures makes for a more studious atmosphere in a well manicured Green neighborhood friendly caring staff and students

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
My daughter is a senior this year and has been in the health technologies major since 10th grade, as she plans on becoming a RN. That program has been very helpful to my daughter, she comes home and tells me everything she is learning, the bones in the body, how to take vital signs, they even have had trips to different hospitals in the Philadelphia area who are partnered in the health technologies program. My daughter has never complained about anything negative, and they even helped her with college recommendation letters. The principle also updates parents via recorded message on telephone about anything going on at the school. My daughter will graduate this year an honor student with a scholarship for college, Thank you Lincoln!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
Horrible school , students walking the halls cursing in general and at staff including the school police, there's no respect at all my kids just started because we moved in the area, but I will be taking them out and they have only been there one day. While sitting in the office waiting for them to start a student asked one of the staff if they wanted to see his privite part WOW and they just let him keep walking away smh

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
Horrible school, has no discipline whatsoever. Students act like hoodlums both in school and in the community

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
I attended Lincoln High School just over ten years ago and after reading the reviews I suspect things have not changed much. Philadelphia public schools are certainly not the best in the country but I think this has everything to do with parents, not the teachers or the schools. A somewhat constant theme among these reviews is that school is what you make of it, I think this is absolutely the case in the Philadelphia school system. Education starts at home, well before high school, relying on teachers to discipline, educated and foster your child's growth is an exercise in futility. I have been to public schools in Virginia, Texas, Montana, and North Carolina and they all seem to be better than the schools in Philly. The teaches are all the same and come from the same universities as the teachers in Philadelphia, so why the difference? The difference is that parents who do not rely on the schools to raise their children get more out of the system than those who think otherwise. Just read the reviews by the parents on here, half of them can't even spell!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My stepson attends Lincoln and it is one of the worst in the city. Some kids (such as my stepson) cut classes on a regular basis, skip entire days, act up in class, don't do their assignments, and the school does NOTHING unless the parent raises h$&* up there, and THEN they may actually dole out a mediocre consequence. Their main excuse is that the school is "just too big." It's more like the people in charge simply do not care. It's a shame because it was remodeled and looks nice, but the "powers that be" should be replaced with people who truly care and have excellent organizational skills. Kids love it though, b/c they can do whatever they want and not get penalized for their actions. Parents (the ones who care, anyway), do not love it so much. DO NOT send your child here, if you can help it.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
I am a ninth grader at Abraham Lincoln High School and I think it's pretty great. I established my first club here, too! The only problem is that I have honors classes but they're the same thing as middle school classes. If they bring in better teachers, this school will be the best in the community!

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2010
Lincoln High School, needs more administrative leadership. It's seems many times, when I am at the school, for or with my child, that one of the vice principals are more in control than the principal. My son's counselor miss bryd is good. Some of his teachers don't even issue homework. Some guy that also helps kids out. He is always running around but i don' t know his job, thumbs up Mr. Kade.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
This school is awful. The teachers do nothing but either sit in the class doing there own thing or spend the whole time trying to get the class settled down. There is no control over the students. No respect on either side. I learned nothing in my 4 years at this school. It also seems to be getting more violent over the years.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 06, 2009
i love the new school its great

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2008
I gave five stars to the new principal,now I can be proud to go to lincoln,feel safer,I can work much better,last year was very scary,guys sexualy trying to assault me they ran the hallway it was scary,I wish this happen sooner a new prinipal maybe alot of my friends would still be at lincoln instead of leaving scare

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2008
it's been about a month,theres been a big differnts this year compared to last year,I haven't heard anything very bad yet I hope I dont.all it took was to have new principal, now work on some of the teachers,and the school will be good again

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
with a new principal this year i hope to put more stars,last year for my daughter it was rough one, it seen to many kids were getting away with alot wrongs things, causing children to be afraid not learning good.scare to come to school.my daughter said the new principal already the first two days is cracking down, i said please keep it up for the sake of the children

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2008
i have a daughter that is in lincoln high school. my daughter is doing great. shes involved in the music program and sports. i believe school is what you make of it.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
I rate this school a 1 star because of it lack of support that is given to students and families in need of csap interventions. This schools first response struggling teens is to suspend, arrest or send them to alternative schools. They seldom use positive strategies to help redirect students exhibiting negative behaviors.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
I love the school my child come home every day showing me that she leared somthing

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
Lincoln has its bad points but like many other school in Philadelphia, it could be better. Although, Philadelphia is now building a new building for Lincoln and is supposedly only letting local kids go there. Sounds like a good plan and this should make the school nicer.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 29, 2007
I have read all the reviews that parents and students have been posting and most of the reviews only highlight the bad and negative stuff. I'm currently a junior at Lincoln and it is not so bad as people make it out to be. Most parents say that their children aren't learning anything, but did you know that Lincoln does offer Honors and AP courses in many different subjects? Maybe its your child that doesn't want to learn or else they would be part of these classes. One thing I do agree with is that Lincoln's hallways are dirty and flooded with trash, not because the janitors don't do their jobs, but because kids are careless and do not care about their school. Maybe the parents are to be questioned about what goes on at home. Overall, to me Lincoln is great school and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2007
I went Lincoln and graduated in 2004. Many people but a bad name on this school but that doesn't help. I actually enjoyed my time there. Some teachers were very helpful and there are a lot of good programs there. Big hand clap to the Music Program and Deaf Program.

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2007
Lincoln high school is a joke!There are students constantly hall walking and the teachers just kick students out of class.The deans don't take action, they just suspend the children, I think if your child cuts class you should be notified.Why suspend the teens that's what they prefer:to be out of school!I think Lincoln needs to have more discipline and it's not just Lincoln it it all Philadelphia Public high schools thank you for reading this and please take in to consideration that yes there are some good students but as in teamwork we are only as good as the worst students.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2006
We had reluctantly put our 15 year old in Lincoln. He does not have any homework and tells us that he does not learn anything. He finishes his work in 10mins and gets in trouble for taking a nap. The only thing that keeps him challenged is the music program. I do have to say that the administrative staff have been very supportive of our child's situation.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Our 9th grade son graduated from a Catholic middle school, and we purposfully lowered our expectations for public school. The change is too drastic. Everyone agrees that teachers spend more time disiplining than teaching students. Instead of learning, it seems our son is unlearning his basic skills and work habits. Fortuntately, our son adapts well soicially and has found a comfort zone where he was initially aprehension. He received student of the month recognition for ROTC training but failed Algebra. Quodos to ROTC for giving our son something to be passionate about however he is fomerly a B student. We are desperately seeking alternatives because we feel we are doing our son a great injustice by allowing him to continue his high school education at Lincoln.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
My son graduated from this school this past June, 2005. I have to say that out of all of his teachers in the past 4 years, there was only one who seemed to truly care about my son and his future. All I have to say is that I am glad that he out of there.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
I don't feel the parents are involved enough and it is discouraging for the students and teachers. Poor attendance also affects morale and education. Major discipline problems.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2005
I am a student at Lincoln, and I think this school is okay. Most of the things have changed after what happened to our school. We have a new principal which is for temporary only. What the news/media said about our school was not all accurate. People blamed everything on the principal that had left in october but he was already planning to leave Lincoln before the fight happened. Even though, the school is crowded, have many fights doesn't mean the school is really bad. All these things happened because some students doesn't want to learn and want to mess around. We have nice teacher and many academies to choose from. Think about it if you want to go to this school or not. This school is not safe at all but is trying to change.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2004
My oldest daughter currently attends Lincoln, she is a Senior. I have already taken my other 3 daughters out of Phila, my oldest did not want to start a new school in her last year. If you have watched the news or read the papers last week (10/18/04) you will see that Lincoln is a very dangerous school for our kids. It has made the persistantly dangerous school list yet again this year. My daughter has witnessed too many fights at Lincoln. She now has changed her mind about wanting to stay. My daughter was in the lunch room 10/15/04 when the riot took place, she is transfering the end of this semester. Paul Valas needs to open his eyes in order to see the danger our kids face every day at this school. Then he needs to implement the 'so called' Zero tolerance policy!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2004
My son currently attends Lincoln High School he is in the 9th grade. The school is terribly overcroweded and is listed as Persitantly Dangerous. Anyone who has watched todays news, 10/15/04, can see that the school needs to take more measures to protect the students who are there to learn and eliminate those who are there to cause trouble.The lunchroom should be a safe place, unfortunately there are fewer and fewer safe places for children in the School District of Philadelphia. The District needs to apply it's so zero tolerance policy, apparently the School District tolerates just about anything.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
I am a student at Lincoln, and I think that it is an ok school. We have good class and nice teachers. But it is too crowded. There are too many kids in the school and that causes problems in the hallways and in the classrooms. There is also too much smoking and too many kids not going to class.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2004
I went to Lincoln 10 years ago and it was a very diverse and exceptional school. I grew up in WestPhilly and my mother wanted me to get out the neighborhood and explore my options so she chose Lincoln. I've made honor roll at Lincoln several times and have accomplished so much since I've graduated in 1994.

- submitted by a former student
no rating February 20, 2004
Abraham Lincoln High School have a lot of special programs and Academies. You should check out the website for this school which is: http://www.lincolnhs.phila.k12.pa.us/

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Lincoln Highschool is terrible! I graduated from there two years ago, but have always regretted even going to that school. I never fully realized my full potential at Lincoln. The hallways are dirty, there is grafitti all over the place, the students in the halls are loud and profane, and too many of them smoke in the bathrooms. Don't go to this school. If you do, it'll be a mistake you will regret for the rest of your life.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
I really think that Lincoln Highschool is a great school for our teens. They have friendly teachers and staff. The school has so many great oppurtunites such as enrolling to get a scholarship. It has ROTC. A special program that teaches responsibility for future cadets. It also builds self-esteem. If you have a teen that is looking for a high school, Lincoln is the one to pick.

- submitted by a parent
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Lincoln High School
3201 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19136
(215) 335-5653
Last modified Lincoln High School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top