Lincoln High School (Dallas)
|Lincoln High School|
To Maintain the Mark of Excellence.
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Principal||Leslie A. Swann|
|Number of students||1,245|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Trustee, District||Bernadette Nutall, 9|
|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.
As of 2007, the following elementary schools feed into Lincoln:
- Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center (PK-5)
- Charles Rice Elementary School (PK-5)
- Ascher Silberstein Elementary School (PK-5)
- H. S. Thompson Learning Center (PK-5) all feed into Anderson and ultimately, Lincoln.
- 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.
- Charlie Brackins — American 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 Music24seven.com 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
- Herbie Johnson — one of the first African-American students to graduate from the University of North Texas (then known as North Texas State College)
- 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.
- Dallas ISD - Lincoln High School. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
- Texas Education Agency - School Directory - type in school number "057905009" and select "view report." Retrieved 7 January 2007.
- Dallas ISD - Board of Trustees. (PDF). Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Dallas ISD - 2006 School Feeder Patterns - W. H. Adamson High School. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- 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.
- Remembering the early days: Pioneers of desegregation recall isolation, prejudice and kindness, The North Texan Online, Summer 2004