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9-12
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Tacoma, WA
Students enrolled: 1,489

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701 South 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418

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(253) 571-6700
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October 06, 2013
Lincoln has more AP offerings than any school in the district. They have the best welding and construction trades programs in Pierce County. Senior last year won more than $1.2 million in scholarships.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2012
I am currently going to Lincoln and I've had a pretty big amount of problems. There are so many smokers that there is an actual corner where they go to smoke. The teachers range from pretty good to really bad. The kids are very loud and very morally corrupt. However, if your kid is a guy the classes are great and seem to be tailored towards guys (classes such as woodshop, JROTC, etc.)

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2010
I went to lincoln unfortunalty i had to move but i would give anything to go back to it. The teachers are great. Especially Mr.Nyland. Hes my favorite teacher. The food is good, and i love the school so much. Most people think its a really bad school but its not as bad as everyone thinks. Its actually good, the test scores are going up. I LOVE LINCOLN!!

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2010
Lincoln has always had the best teachers that really worked hard together to build and develop each and every student. It has been a family tradition to graduate from Lincoln dating back to my great grandmother. I am extremely excited to now send my child to Lincold and watch them graduate from a place that shares so much history.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
Lincoln has amazing teachers that have been working hard to implement new programs to keep students engaged in learning.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
One of the most diverse schools in Washington

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
Because Lincoln really loves it's students and works very hard to help them succeed at school and in life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Because the teachers work so hard to do their best for all students. There is great school spirit, and everyone is focused on success.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
I love teaching at Lincoln because of the cultural diversity of our student body. I love learning Samoan from my students, hearing students speak AAVE, and teaching a heritage spanish class to Latino stduents. In addition, our admin staff & teachers care about kids and making our school a great place to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 04, 2009
Lincoln High School is a great place to work, and I think our students are lucky in many ways they don't even know about. As I start my 6th year teaching here, I look around and am amazed by how my fellow teachers and administrators are willing to try new things, innovate, and adjust as we strive to meet the needs of our students--they are why we are here, after all. Everything we consider, we ask ourselves, 'Is it best for students?' and then go from there. Our students are awesome, and we ultimately want them to succeed in everything they do.

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December 04, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2007
My daughter is a freshman at Lincoln. She has had wonderful teachers and coaches who are quick to respond to emailed questions or comments that I have. They have been so encouraging toward my daughter. Any achievement that she has done in sports and her classes these past few months have been rewarded with luncheons, certificates, assembly and morning announcements recognition, and by the school's newpapers/ letters. The school really rewards the students for their athletic and scholastic efforts. It is frustrating that the parent involvement is so small - at the parent meetings with the main principal each month, there aren't even a dozen parents attending to represent the 1350 kids that attend LHS! For this 2006-2007 school year, the school is in a run-down building across town as their historic 1909 school building is renovated.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
well lincoln was the best school i ever went to the teachers all cared and the principal was the best he would take the time to talk to u if i ever had a problem. and the sports teams were also alot of fun and for me to find a school i really liked was great i was real impressed with the whole school

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 15, 2005
My daughter attended freshman year and it is the last year. Classes did not interest or challenge. Teachers seem overwhelmed. Diciplinary problems, fights including my experience with my own daughter. Whatever was negative with her in Middle School got worse. Best thing was the Student Liaison who helped me get help for my daughter's alcohol problem and met with her regularly letting me know if she was cutting classes. 'Historical' school is run down and doesn't look cared for.

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May 04, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 26, 2005
I think over all this hase to be one of the worst schools I could ever send my son to. There are to many fights, to much drug dealing. A horrable school to go to.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
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December 09, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 22, 2004
As a 2002 graduste of Lincoln I would have to say that Lincoln is by far a fine school to attend. The student body is so diverse that you can meet people from every walk of life which will expand your way of thinking of how the real world is outside of your parents protective covers. The staff there wants to help the kids but they are not going to chase them down in order to help them with whatever the situation/concern might be. If the student needs helps, whether its personal or having to do with future goals, the student has to be the first one to try to get help. After that the staff will do what they can to help the student. Now that I'm in college I look back at my Lincoln life and say thank you for such an experience. Black and Gold Forever.

- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2004
Overall, I would say that Lincoln is a remarkable institution when one considers the population of students that it works with. Many of the students come from 'broken' or 'alternative' homes meaning their parents are either divorced or they do not come from a traditional nuclear setting. Furthermore, Lincoln has a high free/reduced lunch rate and a high percentage of 'first generation' college-bound students. Being a recent graduate of Lincoln, I would say that my experience at Lincoln was not a hindrance on my life goals. Lincoln produces students that attend Harvard, Stanford, Williams, Willamette, and Whitman but, at the same time, there are those that are lucky to graduate. Any parents thinking about sending your student(s) to Lincoln heed this advice- 1)the parent involvement is not strong, 2) take advantage of the AP system 3) be willing to appreciate diverse surroundings and 4)exhaust all of the many resources!

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
My daughter,a senior is currently enrolled at Lincoln. As I reflect on her past 4 years, she has had a pretty good time. She has certain teachers every semester the she just adores. The school has come a long way with providing a better education for the children. Bravo Lincoln! Keep up the good work. Thanks mainly to the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2004
Lincoln's most positive feature is it's amount of racial diversity. As a student, you are exposed to many different ethnicities and cultures. Lincoln faculty care about students but very few succeed in mentally challenging their students. Among students, academics do not rank high in their priorities. I went to Lincoln and now attend a Nationally Acclaimed University, and I am not the only one, but I believe much of my success is a result in my participation in the Running Start program. If you send your son/daughter to Lincoln, be prepared to take an active part in your child's education to ensure they stay focused. My best advice to prospective students is to get involved in as many extracurricular activities as possible and take AP and honors courses.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2004
I like the Faculty at this school and when my son did attend this school they made a great effort to keep him on task and focused on suceeding and they really care about the students. My son attended this school in 2000. Staff may have turned over by now, but I was pleased with the school staff at that time.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
Lincoln is the best school I've ever gone to, and has helped me get to where I want to go in life. They find the best access to univercities and colleges, they provide great scholarships, and they have people helping me that acctually know what they're doing. Lincoln has a wonderful staff that is willing to help they're students succeed. Lincoln is Great.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2003
I find that they do not really care about the kids. They are quick to push the kids off onto another agency. Instead of trying to help me the parent find other resources for my daughter I was left to find different alternative programs on my own.

- submitted by a parent
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Lincoln
701 South 37th St, Tacoma, WA  98418
(253) 571-6700
Last modified Lincoln is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top