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Special Programs

The International Baccalaureate Program

Prepares students for a global society by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IB organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment to prepare students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and life beyond.

Gifted Student

Provides academically gifted students with an opportunity to develop individual educational plans in academic areas, and/or in areas of high interest.

School-Community Intervention Program

A broadly-based school and community program to educate students and parents about drug use and abuse. The program involves identification, intervention, treatment and reintegration strategies.

Student-Parent Program

A school-community program for pregnant students and young parents having three components: health, guidance and education focusing on knowledge and skills related to self-empowerment, pregnancy, parenting, healthy lifestyles and economic independence.

Interscholastic Athletic Programs

(F=fall, W=winter, S=spring, B=boys, G=girls)– Cross Country F/B&G, Football F/B, Tennis F/B & S/G, Golf F/G & S/B, Volleyball F/G, Softball F/G, Basketball W/B&G, Swimming W/B&G, Wrestling W/B, Baseball S/B, Track S/B&G, Soccer S/B&G.

Statistics

City of Lincoln

Population: approximately 300,000; Home of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan, Union College, Southeast Community College and several private vocational-technical schools. Major employment includes government, banking, insurance, education, light industry. The city is considered very livable with an abundance of parks, bike trails and entertainment/recreational venues.

The District

The Lincoln Public School District includes 39 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 6 high schools, one alternative school, a Career Academy School and two specialty focus high school programs. The district serves over 42,000 students, employs approximately 3,500 teachers and has a total of over 5,000 employees.

Lincoln High School

  • Serves over 2400 students with a faculty of more than 175 and support staff of 63, grades 9-12.
  • Approximately 18% of the population qualifies for Special Education Services; 64% qualify for the Free and Reduced lunch program and 13% qualify for ELL services.
  • LHS’s school colors are Red and Black and the school mascot is the Links.

Accreditation

North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Nebraska State Department of Education.

Students: Enrollment (9/6/19)

Class of 2023602
Class of 2022602
Class of 2021571
Class of 2020641
Total2416

Students: Ethnic/Racial Background

American Indian or Alaska Native1%
Asian/American10%
Hispanic/American22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander<1%
African American11%
White46%
Two or more9%

Determination of Class Rank

Class Rank Points will be used to determine class rank for all students. Students will receive class rank points for each course enrolled in, based on grade received. Weighted courses will receive additional points. Class rank points will be listed from highest to lowest with a rank assigned to each student. A student may not accumulate more than 280 credit hours for the purpose of calculating class rank. If a student has more than 280 credit hours, the courses with the lowest grades will be dropped.

Lincoln Public Schools District Wide Grading Scale

LHS% Equiv.4.0 Scale all classes Equiv.
A90-1004.0
B+85-893.5
B80-843.0
C+75-792.5
C70-742.0
D+65-691.5
D60-641.0
FBelow 600.0

Weighted Grades for Designated Classes

LHSReg.Weighted Credit
A4.05.0
B+3.54.5
B3.04.0
C+2.53.5
C2.03.0
D+1.5(1.5)
D1.0(1.0)

S=Satisfactory (credit earned); U=Unsatisfactory (Credit withheld). Grades of S and U are not included in GPA calculations. INC=Incomplete

IB and AP Exams

In May of 2019, 214 Lincoln High students took either an AP or an IB exam.

IB Students

102 total students of which 43 sought the full Diploma. Of IB Diploma students, 79% earned the diploma with and average exam score of 4.71.

AP Exam Students

112 total students. Of the 138 AP exams administered, 69% of exams earned an exam grade of 3 or better.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 245 credit hours. Lincoln High School is organized into a semester system including specific quarter classes with eight, fifty-minute periods per day. Students may earn 2.5 credits for successfully completing a quarter class and 5 credits for a semester class. Double period classes and compacted classes can earn 10 credits per semester.

Required AreaCredits Required
CTE/Fine Arts20 total, including 5 each from Fine Arts and CTE
Career Planning/Personal Finance5 Credits
Economics5 Credits
English, including Oral Communication40 Credits
Human Behavior5 Credits
Mathematics30 Credits
Physical Education10 Credits
Health2.5 Credits
Science30 Credits
Social Studies30 Credits
Technology5 Credits
Electives62.5 Credits

Post Secondary Plans: Class of 2019

Number of Graduates448
Four-Year Colleges/Universities46%
Community Colleges, Vocational or Technical Institutes, etc.38%
Military Service2%
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