Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

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Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri. Entrance.jpg
2111 Woodland Avenue
Kansas City
, Missouri 64108
Coordinates 39°05′13″N 94°33′36″W / 39.087°N 94.56°W / 39.087; -94.56Coordinates: 39°05′13″N 94°33′36″W / 39.087°N 94.56°W / 39.087; -94.56
Type Public High School
Motto "If You Are Not Here To Learn, You Are Trespassing."[citation needed]
Established 1865 as Lincoln High School, renamed LCPA in 1986
School district Kansas City Public Schools 33
Grades 6–12
Enrollment 963
Color(s)      Blue
Mascot Blue Tigers

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy (LCPA) (also known as Lincoln Prep Academy or The Castle on the Hill[1]) is a three-year middle school and four-year college preparatory magnet school in the Kansas City, Missouri School District. The school is highly competitive as students are required to take entrance exams to get in. The high school offers Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.

Lincoln was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Top 100 High Schools" in the United States in 2012 and 2015. In 2008 and 2014, the school received the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[2]

In 2015, the Academy was named the best public school in the State of Missouri.[3][4]


Lincoln College Preparatory Academy is an award-winning middle and high school. More than 90% of its graduates enroll in college. The 2014 graduating class of 151 students received $15.6 million in scholarships, grants and financial aid. High achievement has been consistent, as the 115 graduates in 2002 received scholarships and financial aid in excess of $3 million. The student-teacher ratio is 14.0:1.[5]


The Lincoln Tigers actively participate in the following sports:

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