School News


Back to School Night 2016


Lincoln is hosting it’s annual Back-to-School Night for the 2016-2017 school year. It is on Monday, August 22nd at the Lincoln 9th Grade Rails Academy for incoming freshmen and on Tuesday, August 23 at Lincoln Main for 10th through 12th grader student. The official events begin at 6:00 PM both nights with an activities and … Read more »

Nail Fundraiser

9th Grade Leadership Fundraiser


Sport your Southside Pride and support the LHS 9th grade Leadership Crew by purchasing these custom Jamberry Nail Wraps. Each sheet is $25 and is equivalent to 2 pedicures, 2 manicures, and 8-16 accent nails. Contact India Morrow in Room 1130 at the Lincoln 9th Grade RAILS Academy or email her at if you … Read more »


Auditorium Renovation Underway


Exciting changes are happening this summer! The Lincoln Main auditorium is undergoing a major renovation to provide Lincoln students with a beautiful, top-of-the-line performance space. In addition to new flooring and paint, the auditorium is getting 867 brand new, comfortable, and spacious chairs. New lighting and sound systems are being installed and the stage is … Read more »

Boys State Track

Boys Participate in 2016 Iowa Pentathlon Championships


Five students represented LHS yesterday as the first ever LHS Pentathlon team at the State IATC Iowa Pentathlon Championships 2016, the state meet for Multi-Event track and field.  They battled through 5 events (110 hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, and an 800), earning 3rd place as a team. The team consisted of seniors … Read more »

Construction Lincoln Wall

Construction Class Completes Lincoln Wall


The Lincoln Pre Apprenticeship class has completed two major projects for Lincoln High School. The first was tearing out the asphalt/concrete sidelines at the stadium and having it replaced with sod. The second was building a sitting wall outside the commons. Six students in the class have been offered a job after graduation. Next years … Read more »


LHS Senior Art Show


Seniors in Laurie Phillips’ art classes put their art work on display in the Lincoln library today for the student body, staff and community to view. Check out some photos of their amazing work here.

Lincoln’s art teachers are Laurie Phillips, Sara Brown, Heather Worthington, and Myriah Kolar.

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Football: 9th
Sep 1
Football: 10th
Sep 2
Football: Varsity
Sep 3
Volleyball: 9th
Sep 4
Holiday – no school, offices closed

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9th Selection 10-12th Selection

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Graduation Ceremony Streaming Link

For the second year in a row Des Moines Public Schools will stream our graduation ceremonies LIVE from the Drake University Knapp Center! Remember that Lincoln High School’s ceremonies will begin at 12:00 Noon (CST) on May 28th. This is a wonderful way to share our events with friends and families that are out of town, or that are unable to attend.

Here’s the link to share with your friends and families to view our graduation:
Note: At this time the link will take you to the site which still has the 2015 content. That content will be updated as ceremonies take place.

Lincoln Gear Available Online

Lincoln’s Booster Club (BLH) has launched their online clothing and accessories store. Items available are new and fresh to Lincoln and the community. Click here to visit their store.

LHS Weekly News

Click here to read the weekly LHS news bulletin.

Lincoln Text Messaging Service

Lincoln now offers a text messaging service for you to receive updates on important news happening at Lincoln, such as snow days and cancellations. All you need to do to get signed up is text 81010 with the proper code. For students the code is @07509. For parents the code is @e6679.

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About Lincoln High School


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Abraham Lincoln High School leads, inspires, and educates all students by providing access to a rigorous and relevant curriculum in order to meet the challenges of today. Read more.

The Lincoln Railsplitter family invites you to join our team as we work towards providing a world class education for all students!