Lincoln High School (Dallas)

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Lincoln High School
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To Maintain the Mark of Excellence.
Type Public, Secondary
School district Dallas Independent School District
Principal Chanel Howard-Veazy
Grades 912
Number of students 675 [1]
Color(s) Purple and White[2]          
Mascot Tiger
Trustee, District  Bernadette Nutall, 9[3]
Area   South Dallas/Fair Park

Lincoln High School is public secondary school located at 2826 Hatcher Street in Dallas, Texas (USA) which enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is a part of the Dallas Independent School District. In 1980 a new Lincoln High School called, "The Annex", was built in front of the original building. The original building, built in 1939, is a Dallas Landmark.

Lincoln's magnet school offers: Radio/Television/Film, Print Journalism and Humanities. With a variety of activities including: Academic Decathlon, Debate, U.I.L. One Act Play, The Wall Of Sound Marching Band, basketball, and footbal; the school has won nationals in basketball and dance.


For the 2014-2016 University Interscholastic League (UIL) classification Lincoln will be 4A instead of 3A.[4]

Feeder Patterns[edit]

As of 2013, Billy Earl Dade Middle School feeds into Lincoln.[5]

As of 2013, the following elementary schools feed into Lincoln:

  • Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center (PK-5)
  • Charles Rice Elementary School (PK-5)

All feed into Dade and ultimately, Lincoln.[5]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Angela Aycock - former professional basketball player.
  • Abner Haynes — former professional football player, played mostly for the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Arthello Beck — artist and gallery owner.
  • Big Tuck — rapper
  • Beverly Day Humphrey — State UIL Champion 4X400 Meter Relay; USTFF National Champion, 200 Meters; 1976 USA Olympic Trials Finalist, 200 Meters; Athletic Director and Head Girl's Track Coach, Lancaster High School; won eight consecutive State UIL Girl's Championships; Beverly D. Humphrey Tiger Stadium named in her Honor.
  • Bobbi Humphrey - American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles
  • Charlie BrackinsAmerican Football League, one of the first African-Americans quarterbacks in the NFL back in the early 1950s.
  • Chris Bosh — basketball player in the NBA; led Lincoln to the number-one rank nationally.
  • Rodney Davis — entrepreneur; President/CEO of and Music24sevenTV. Helped create one of the first online streaming television networks and worked briefly for Radio-One 97.9 The Beat & 94.5 Ksoul & K104, 105.7 KKDA.
  • John Hopps, Jr. (1954) — physicist[6]
  • Herbie Johnson — one of the first African-American students to graduate from the University of North Texas (then known as North Texas State College)[7]
  • Duane Thomas — football player in the NFL
  • David "Fathead" Newman — jazz saxophonist
  • Mambo Tse - African Dancer Extraordinaire graduated as Tserilyn M. T. Tse. Ran "Da Houz Talk" at Lincoln garnered publicity by putting a drag queen on Television in 1995-6. Noted as an African Dance Expert and runs a group called Siren - Protectors of the Rainforest.


  1. ^ " Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ Dallas ISD - Lincoln High School. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
  3. ^ Dallas ISD - Board of Trustees. (PDF). Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ Smith, Corbett. "Dallas ISD schools will not opt up; Carter, Pinkston, Lincoln will ‘drop’ to Class 4A." The Dallas Morning News. December 2, 2013. Retrieved on March 30, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Dallas ISD - [1]. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ Norma Adams Wade. About Town (news brief in a column about local African-American news), The Dallas Morning News, August 16, 2006 (University professor June Gary Hopps accepted distinguished alumni honors for her late husband, Dr. John Hopps Jr., a graduate of N.W. Harllee Elementary and Lincoln High School in Dallas. Dr. Hopps graduated from Lincoln at age 16 in 1954 and became a top physicist and international federal government appointee in two administrations. Omega Psi Phi fraternity members pledged to donate $25,000 to Morehouse College in Atlanta in memory of Dr. Hopps.
  7. ^ Remembering the early days: Pioneers of desegregation recall isolation, prejudice and kindness, The North Texan Online, Summer 2004

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Coordinates: 32°45′18″N 96°45′01″W / 32.754872°N 96.750177°W / 32.754872; -96.750177