Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)

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Lincoln High School
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Location
Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Coordinates 40°48′24″N 96°41′19″W / 40.80667°N 96.68861°W / 40.80667; -96.68861Coordinates: 40°48′24″N 96°41′19″W / 40.80667°N 96.68861°W / 40.80667; -96.68861
Information
School type High School
Established 1871
Principal Dr. Mike Wortman
Faculty 150
Enrollment 1,629 (2012)
Color(s)         
Mascot Links
Website

Lincoln High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States; and is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. More than 40,000 students have graduated from Lincoln High in its 143-year history.[1] The school colors are red and black, and the mascot is the Links.

History[edit]

Lincoln High School was founded in 1871 and is the oldest of the seven public high schools in the city of Lincoln. The present building was opened in 1915 with major additions completed in 1927, 1957, 1985 and 1996. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and has the AA accreditation rating of the Nebraska State Board of Education. In 1984 it was named a Recognized School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Lincoln High School is now participating in the International Baccalaureate Program, one of only three high schools in Nebraska involved in the program. The other is Millard North High School in Omaha and Omaha Central High School also located in Omaha.

Student body and academic programs[edit]

The student body is made up of 55% Caucasian students, 15% African-American, 10% Asian-American, 13% Hispanic-American, and 2% Native-American. LHS has approximately 200 students in ELL (English Language Learner) classes. The students speak at least twenty different languages. The largest group speak Spanish (56) and the next four largest groups speak Arabic and Kurdish, Vietnamese, and Karen. Other languages spoken are Russian, Ukrainian, Nuer (Sudan), Bosnian, Pashtu, Dinka, Cambodian, Filipino, Chinese, and Burmese.[2]

Lincoln High School offers over 200 courses in twelve different departments to its 1,750 students, operating on a traditional 7-period day schedule. It has 150 certified staff members and 90 support staff members who help with the operation of the building each day.

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Lincoln High School's baseball program is headed by coach Todd Louis Sandberg.[3] The baseball program won state championships in 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1963 and last had measurable success under coach Sam Sharpe from 1991-1992.[4][5]

Wrestling[edit]

Lincoln High School's wrestling program is headed by coach Andy Genrich .[6] Lincoln High last won a state championship in 1992 and has had 29 individual state champions.[7] In 2009, the program had success in qualifying three wrestlers for state all by winning 1st place at the district meet.[8]

State championships[edit]

State Championships[9]
Season Sport/Activity Number of Championships Year
Fall Tennis, Boys 5 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1974
Cross Country, Boys 3 1987, 1989, 1990
Cross Country, Girls 3 1985, 1986, 1987
Volleyball 1 1975
Winter Wrestling 2 1969, 1992
Basketball, Boys 15 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1958, 1959, 2003
Basketball, Girls 1 1980
Swimming and Diving, Boys 11 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957
Spring Golf, Boys 18 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1967
Track and Field, Boys 15 1900, 1901, 1902, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1951, 1960
Track and Field, Girls 1 1982
Baseball 6 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1963
Total 81

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

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