Lincoln High School (Dallas)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lincoln High School
Lincoln High School (Dallas, TX).JPG
2826 Hatcher Street
Dallas, Texas
United States
Coordinates 32°45′18″N 96°45′01″W / 32.754872°N 96.750177°W / 32.754872; -96.750177Coordinates: 32°45′18″N 96°45′01″W / 32.754872°N 96.750177°W / 32.754872; -96.750177
Type Public, Secondary
Motto To Maintain the Mark of Excellence.
School district Dallas Independent School District
Principal Chanel Howard-Veazy
Grades 912
Number of students 675 [1]
Purple and White[2]
Mascot Tiger
Trustee, District  Bernadette Nutall, 9[3]
Area   South Dallas/Fair Park

Lincoln High School is public high school located 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, a variety of sports; the school has won national and state championships in boys' basketball.

In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]


For the 2014-2016 University Interscholastic League (UIL) classification Lincoln moved up to 4A from 3A.[5]

In 2016, the boys' basketball team won the 4A UIL State Championship.[6]

Academic performance[edit]

In 2011 1.1% of the students, including 3.1% of the Hispanic students and none of the black students, received a "criterion" or passing grade, as defined by the State of Texas, in SAT and/or ACT. Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer wrote that the school performed poorly and did not deserve the "high esteem" it received in South Dallas.[7]

Feeder patterns[edit]

As of 2013, Billy Earl Dade Middle School feeds into Lincoln.[8]

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.[8]


The Lincoln Tigers compete in the following sports:[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  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. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Schutze, Jim. "Putting PrinciPals Before PrinciPles ." Dallas Observer. February 28-March 6, year unstated. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Dallas ISD - [1]. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  9. ^ The Athletics Department
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Remembering the early days: Pioneers of desegregation recall isolation, prejudice and kindness, The North Texan Online, Summer 2004

External links[edit]