Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School serves 2,218 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Lincoln High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 2218 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,218 students
Lincoln High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
Lincoln High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lincoln High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 14:1
Lincoln High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
Lincoln High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
17%
9%
Lincoln High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
10%
5%
Lincoln High School Black (1988-2012)
White
60%
81%
Lincoln High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.54
Lincoln High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
33%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,886 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 31,886 666
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 65% 91%
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gateway Secondary School (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Weeks Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Ave Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des Moines Park Ave Elementary School
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines , IA , 50315
    (515)242-8429
    0.4  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines Howe Elementary School
    2900 Indianola
    Des Moines , IA , 50315
    (515)242-8413
    1.2  mi  |  276  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines South Union Elementary School
    4201 South Union
    Des Moines , IA , 50315
    (515)242-8409
    1.3  mi  |  545  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines Mckinley Elementary School
    1610 Se 6th St
    Des Moines , IA , 50315
    (515)242-8423
    1.3  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines Weeks Middle School
    901 East Park Ave
    Des Moines , IA , 50315
    (515)242-8449
    1.4  mi  |  675  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 01, 2010 - Offers very little independant one on one conversation between teacher and students. Music and art programs are drastically underfunded. parent involvement is minimal, and parts of south campus are destroyed/falling apart. Should be drastically improved. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Des Moines, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.68, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.23. The most diverse school in Des Moines is Parkside Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.