Lincoln High School

  • Lincoln High School serves 2,171 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Lincoln High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District's 76% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2171 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 2,171 students
Lincoln High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Lincoln High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Lincoln High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Lincoln High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Lincoln High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
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Lincoln High School American Indian Students (2000-2011)
Asian
7%
2%
Lincoln High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
22%
10%
Lincoln High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
11%
5%
Lincoln High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
55%
78%
Lincoln High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Lincoln High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Lincoln High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.64 0.22
Lincoln High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
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Lincoln High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
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Lincoln High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Des Moines Independent Community School District's student population of 32,809 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 67% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,574 in this district is less than the state average of $12,789. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,776 is higher than the state average of $12,315. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed 32,809 673
Des Moines Independent Community School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 76% 92%
Des Moines Independent Community School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue $429 MM $9 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $436 MM $8 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $12,574 $12,789
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $12,776 $12,315
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des MoinesPark Ave Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
    0.4 miles
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8429
    0.4PK-5424
  • Des MoinesHowe Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 298 students
    1.2 miles
    2900 Indianola
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8413
    1.2PK-5298
  • Des MoinesMckinley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 359 students
    1.3 miles
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8423
    1.3PK-5359
  • Des MoinesSouth Union Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 520 students
    1.3 miles
    4201 South Union
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8409
    1.3PK-5520
  • Des MoinesWeeks Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 670 students
    1.4 miles
    901 East Park Avenue
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8449
    1.46-8670

School Reviews

2  9/1/2010
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.
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