Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn)

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Abraham Lincoln High School
Abraham Lincoln High School.jpg
Address
2800 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11235
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Catch the Lincoln Spirit
Established 1929
School district 21
Principal Ari A. Hoogenboom
Faculty 116.0 FTEs[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 2,325 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 20.0:1[1]
Color(s) Navy blue, black, and grey
Newspaper The Lincoln Log
Yearbook Lincoln Landmark
Team Name Railsplitters
Website

Abraham Lincoln High School is a public high school located at 2800 Ocean Parkway, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Education. The school can be reached by public transportation, including the B, Q & F trains, B1, B36, B4 & B68 buses. The school was built in 1929, and since graduated three Nobel Prize laureates,[2] as well as many doctors, scientists, engineers, politicians, musicians, artists, and other notable alumni. The current principal is Ari A. Hoogenboom.

It was built during the Great Depression, and in order to save money, one set of blueprints was used for Lincoln and other high schools in New York City, including Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, John Adams High School, and Grover Cleveland High School.

The school features five gymnasiums, an outdoor football and track field. a swimming pool, a photography studio, an animal science lab, an office classroom and an auditorium.

History[edit]

The school was established in 1929, and named for former US president, Abraham Lincoln. From when the school opened its doors in September of 1930 through the next 25 years, the school principal was Dr. Gabriel R. Mason.[3] In 1983, Dr. Jack Pollock, the principal at the time, reported that 8 of 10 graduates went on to attend college and/or university.[4]

However, by 2010, C.J. Hughes of The New York Times reported that Lincoln High School had "struggled" with student academic achievement. In 2009, the school only had a 58% graduation rating. The SAT averages for the school were 411 in reading, 432 in mathematics, and 401 in writing. The New York State averages during that year were 480 in reading, 500 in mathematics, and 470 in writing.[5]

Programs and activities[edit]

Virtual Enterprise[edit]

The school has a virtual enterprise program where students create and manage their virtual businesses from product development, production and distribution to marketing, sales, human resources, accounting, finance and web design.[6]

Veterinary science[edit]

The school has a veterinary science program where schools work with life animals.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Lincoln's athletic field in aerial view.

The school offers a variety of varsity and junior varsity sports. These sports include Basketball, Baseball, Football, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Track and field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.[8]

Lincoln varsity sports games were also televised on City Gridiron.[9][10]

In 2013, borough president Marty Markowitz and councilman Domenic Recchia funded a new $2 million fitness center at the school.[11]

Lincoln athletic director Renan Ebeid was recognized by All-Stars Teachers contest by Major League Baseball.[12]

Photography[edit]

The school has a renowned professional photography program.[13]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The school offers many extracurricular activities, including Acting Studio, Animal Care Squad, Anime, Arista National Honor Society, Cheerleading, Chess, Chinese, Conflict Negotiation and Mediation, Debate Team, ELL Acting Studio, Gay–Straight Alliance, Guitar, Hiking, History, Key Club, Landmark Yearbook, Library Squad, Lincoln Ambassadors, Lincoln Log Newspaper, Marine Lab Squad, South Asian club, Student Organization and Weightlifting.[14]

Lincoln in the media[edit]

In November 2014, student Christina Thomas was suspended for 30 days after an altercation with a school librarian. [15]

In September 2013, a teacher found a message scrawled on a second-floor windowsill that a bomb will explode at noon. Students were evacuated and waited on the bleachers while police searched the building. No explosives were found.[16]

In January 2012, principal Ari A. Hoogenboom was in a documentary giving a testimony for HealthCorps.[17]

Student demographics[edit]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,325 students and 116.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 20.0:1. There were 1,506 students (64.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 85 (3.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

The school's racial composition is very diverse. African American students made up 38.3% of the school's student population, a plurality of the student body. White students made up over one-quarter (26.3%), Hispanic and Latino (of any race) students made up over one-fifth (21.1%), Asian American students made up 14.0%, and Native Americans made up the remaining 0.3%.[18]

Notable alumni[edit]

Fictional alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°34′57″N 73°58′05″W / 40.58250°N 73.96806°W / 40.58250; -73.96806