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Lincoln Speech and Debate Results


The Lincoln Speech and Debate has been busy this season. Check out some of their results below: Valley Mid America Cup Congratulations to Des Moines Lincoln’s Ashley May. Ashley made the final congress debate session at the Valley Mid-American Cup this weekend. She defeated students from New York, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to place … Read more »

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Explore and Plan Tests


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


PSAT Testing at Lincoln


The PSAT test will be given at Lincoln High School on Wednesday October 15.  Any 11th grade student may sign up to take the test, and must be signed up no later than Monday, October 13.  The testing fee is $20.00 .  Below are the details of the test for that day.  If you have … Read more »


A Culturally Responsive Building


We have over 42 different languages and 52 countries represented here at Lincoln. Here at Lincoln, there is a huge push to become a culturally competent building. It is who we are and not just what we do. We believe in high expectations for all students without exception. We believe students learn in different ways … Read more »


Standards Referenced Grading


Des Moines public Schools is currently phasing in a standards referenced grading system based on what students know and are able to do in relationship to a course standard.  This system uses a 4 point scale.  Each level on the scale (1-4) represents a students demonstrated proficiency or progress toward a standard. The majority of … Read more »


College Night 2014: to Graduation and Beyond


Lincoln High School will host College Night 2014: to Graduation and Beyond on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Main campus.  Over forty colleges and universities –  as well as military and other post-secondary opportunities – will be present at Lincoln’s 6th annual college fair.  Students and parents … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 31
Maroon Day (blocks 1-4)
Nov 3
Gold Day (blocks 5-8)
Nov 4
Maroon Day (blocks 1-4)
Nov 5
Gold Day (blocks 5-8)
Nov 5
ICAN Financial Aid Night for seniors
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Conferences are on Thursday, October 23rd from 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM in the Roundhouse at Lincoln Main and in individual classrooms at Lincoln Rails.

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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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