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New Railsplitter Edition


A new issue of the Railsplitter is now available online. Click here to read it.

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Explor and Plan Tests


Lincoln High School and the Lincoln RAILS Academy, along with other Des Moines Public Schools, will be issuing the Explore Test to 9th grade students and the Plan Test to 10th grade student on October 22nd. Due to ACT testing in April, 11th graders will not need to be in attendance. Seniors are expected to … Read more »

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ASA Tour Coming to Lincoln


The ASA High School Tour will be at Lincoln on September 19th at 2:00 p.m. The ASA Tour is sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and The ASA Tour’s top athletes will perform on a half-pipe in the Lincoln Roundhouse while sharing valuable information with students about ho bad tobacco really is … Read more »

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School Pictures


Dan’s Portrait Studio will be taking school pictures at Lincoln Main on Tuesday, September 16th and Wednesday, September 17th and at Lincoln RAILS on Thursday, September 18th. All students must have their pictures taken as these photos will be used in the 2014-2015 yearbook. To order pictures, complete the order form at the link below. … Read more »


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing a trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS high school students enrolled in US History/AP US History or US Government/AP US Government.

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Lincoln Railettes Volunteering with Meals from the Heartland


On Wednesday, August 27th, the Lincoln Railettes went to Hy Vee Hall to pack meals for Meals from the Heartland.

Upcoming Events

Sep 20
Volleyball: Varsity
Sep 20
Cross Country: Boys Varsity
Sep 20
Cross Country: Boys JV
Sep 22
Golf: Boys Varsity
Sep 22
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2600 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
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Academic Awards Assembly

The Lincoln Academic Awards Assembly will be held on Monday, September 29th at 6:00 pm in the Lincoln Main Auditorium.

Golden Circle College Fair

The 2014 Golden Circle College Fair will be held Sunday, September 28th, 2014 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. More than 150 colleges from across the United States will be present, as well as career experts and industry leaders from across Iowa. Mark your calendars. Click here for more information.

LHS Weekly News

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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 (319)-774-3117 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.

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