Lincoln High School (Gahanna, Ohio)
|Lincoln High School|
Gahanna Lincoln High School
140 South Hamilton Road
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Steve Barrett |
|Campus size||38 acres (150,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Athletics conference||Ohio Capital Conference|
|Mascot||Louie the Lion|
|Team name||Golden Lions|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Established in 1882 as Gahanna High School and renamed Lincoln High School in 1927, Lincoln is the only high school in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District. The original Gahanna High School was located on Short Street in what is now known as Olde Gahanna. The current school building opened in 1927, and it has experienced many additions and renovations since, the most recent being the addition of Clark Hall in 2011. Over 2,400 students attend the school.
The name 'Lincoln High School' is a result of an early struggle between Gahanna and Jefferson Township. The Township wanted their name on the high school; however Gahanna was against naming the school Gahanna Jefferson High School (the district was already named 'Jefferson Local Schools' at that time). The city and Township compromised and named the school Lincoln, and the name remains.
Lincoln High School's mascot is the Golden Lion and so the school is nicknamed the "Home of the Lions." The school colors are Royal Blue and Athletic Gold. The 38-acre (150,000 m2) campus is made up of three buildings, named "Lincoln", "Jefferson", and "Hamilton". This compound, along with athletic facilities, district administration building and Lincoln Elementary, takes up nearly an entire block, bounded on the north by Havens Corners Road, and on the west by South Hamilton Road. The original 1927 building was renovated in 1987 is known today as Lincoln Hall. The 2000 addition is known as Jefferson Hall and was built to replace the previous C Building which stood where the entrance to the stadium is today. Hamilton Hall was originally constructed in 1963 and has had additions in 1982 (an auditorium, a library, a band room, and an auxiliary gym) and 1995 (science classrooms, theater and TV classrooms, a choir room, a new main office complex and a second cafeteria). The three buildings are all connected by inner hallways, however they can also all be accessed by outside doors. Starting in the 2011-2012 School Year the name Hamilton Hall, Lincoln Hall, and Jefferson Hall replaced the names A, B, and C Building, respectively.
Gahanna's athletic teams compete in the Ohio Division of the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) In the Ohio Division .
The high school offers the following sports: Boys: Cross Country, Golf, Football & Soccer in the Fall; Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Bowling, & Ice Hockey in the Winter; Baseball, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball and Lacrosse in the Spring. Girls: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball & Tennis in the Fall; Basketball, Bowling, Swimming, Cheerleading in the Winter; and Softball, Track & Field and Lacrosse in the Spring.
A new synthetic turf athletic field was installed in 2008 to allow many sports to be played in the main stadium including football, soccer and lacrosse . The "Ed Rarey Track & Field" Complex surrounds the field and is named after Ed Rarey, who served as Head Track Coach for over 60 years at Gahanna Lincoln.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Boys Track and Field – 1979, 2009.
- Boys Soccer – 2009
- Girls Track and Field - 2015 (shared with Cincinnati Withrow), 2018
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- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2010.
- School Overview. Gahannaschools.org.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved June 7, 2009.