School News

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Important Info for Incoming Class of 2018 Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. As of Aug. 1, 52% of incoming Lincoln seniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

9th Grade Orientation


Orientation for the Lincoln HS Class of 2021 is on Monday, August 21st or Tuesday, August 22nd at the Lincoln Rails Academy located at 1000 Porter Ave. Invitations were sent home stating the assigned date for each student. If you do not know to which date your student is assigned, please email our Community in … Read more »

Chicken Bowl is coming!


The annual Chicken Bowl will be held on Thursday, August 17. Dinner will be served beginning at 5PM and the program will begin at 6PM. Cost for admission including a chicken dinner is $5. Admission for the program only is $1. This event is held at the football stadium.

Temporary Main Office


Due to the construction at Lincoln High School’s main campus, the main office has been moved to the Commons area. The contact information is the same. The only entrance into the main campus is now from the commons (west side of the building). The entrance on SW 9th is permanently closed.

School Calendar Updated


Click on the calendar at the right side of the screen for a list of important dates at Lincoln High School. Included are special evening events like Back-to-School Nights, parent-teacher conferences, college nights, and athletic events.

Lincoln High School joins Facebook!


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Upcoming Events

Aug 21
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Mason City (Away)
Aug 21
Volleyball: 10th vs. Dowling Catholic, Marshalltown, Waukee (Away)
Aug 21
Volleyball: 9th vs. Dowling Catholic, Marshalltown, Waukee (Away)
Aug 21
Back to School Night (grades 10-12)
Aug 22
Volleyball: Varsity vs. Waukee, Dowling Catholic, Marshalltown (Away)

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9th Selection 10-12th Selection

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Lincoln Gear Available Online *UPDATED*

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 order your LHS merchandise!

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.

Want to keep up to date with everything going on at Lincoln as it happens? Follow us on Twitter! Click here to follow LHSRails on Twitter.

Calendar of Events


About Lincoln High School

2600 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-7500 | E:


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!