Lincoln High School (Dallas)
|Lincoln High School|
|2826 Hatcher Street
|Motto||To Maintain the Mark of Excellence.|
|School district||Dallas Independent School District|
|Number of students||675 |
Purple and White
|Trustee, District||Bernadette Nutall, 9|
|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 2016, the boys' basketball team won the 4A UIL State Championship.
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.
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.
The Lincoln Tigers compete in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
- 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
- Bobbi Humphrey - American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles
- 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.
- 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
- Khalil Sneed - graduated in 2008
- Labree Sledge (Beat Lebron James 1v1)
- " Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- Dallas ISD - Lincoln High School. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
- Dallas ISD - Board of Trustees. (PDF). Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- "2015 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
- 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.
- Schutze, Jim. "Putting PrinciPals Before PrinciPles ." Dallas Observer. February 28-March 6, year unstated. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
- Dallas ISD - . Retrieved 14 February 2014.
- The Athletics Department
- 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