Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School serves 2,146 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
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 2146 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,146 students
Lincoln High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Lincoln High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Lincoln High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Lincoln High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Lincoln High School American Indian Students (2000-2011)
Asian
5%
2%
Lincoln High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
19%
9%
Lincoln High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
11%
5%
Lincoln High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
59%
80%
Lincoln High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Lincoln High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Lincoln High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.21
Lincoln High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
56%
34%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
6%
7%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,179 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,622 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,074 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 35,179 678
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 65% 91%
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • Des MoinesPark Ave Elementary School
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8429
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 472 students                      
  • Des MoinesHowe Elementary School
    2900 Indianola
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8413
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 297 students                      
  • Des MoinesSouth Union Elementary School
    4201 South Union
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8409
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 571 students                      
  • Des MoinesMckinley Elementary School
    1610 Se 6th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8423
    1.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 332 students                      
  • Des MoinesWeeks Middle School
    901 East Park Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8449
    1.4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 689 students                      

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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