Lincoln High School

701 South 37th St,

Tacoma, WA, 98418-

Tel: (253)571-6700
Grades: 9-12

1,489 students

Lincoln High School serves 1,489 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Lincoln High School operates within the Tacoma School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1489 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,489 students
Lincoln High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 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 19:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 19:1
Lincoln High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
2%
Lincoln High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
16%
7%
Lincoln High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
25%
20%
Lincoln High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
20%
5%
Lincoln High School Black (1988-2012)
White
25%
60%
Lincoln High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lincoln High School Sch Ethnicity Lincoln High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.80 0.59
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.
48%
37%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
3%
7%
Lincoln High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,774 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Tacoma School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 30,774 969
Tacoma   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 54% 77%
Tacoma   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $375 MM $12 MM
Tacoma   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $381 MM $11 MM
Tacoma   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,695 $12,260
Tacoma   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,902 $11,231
Tacoma   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tacoma School Of The Arts (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Stewart Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Whitman Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Tacoma Whitman Elementary School
    1120 South 39th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98408
    (253)571-7272
    0.4  mi  |  385  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Lyon Elementary School
    101 East 46th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-4800
    0.8  mi  |  326  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Reed Elementary School
    1802 South 36th St
    Tacoma , WA , 98418
    (253)571-2072
    0.9  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Mckinley Elementary School
    3702 East Mckinley Ave
    Tacoma , WA , 98404
    (253)571-4340
    1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Tacoma Stewart Middle School
    5010 Pacific Ave
    Tacoma , WA , 98408
    (253)571-4200
    1  mi  |  641  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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