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About This School

Abraham Lincoln High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Abraham Lincoln High School is MR. ARI A. HOOGENBOOM, whose e-mail is ahoogen@schools.nyc.gov. 2,593 children attend Abraham Lincoln High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 17% of the Abraham Lincoln High School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 2,593 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Abraham Lincoln High School is 20:1. Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Korean
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 31%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 25%
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 60%
Limited English proficiency 17% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Lincoln 60 years ago. Lived across the street from it. Love it then used to go to the pool for 3 cents a day . That was in the 1940's Went to school 1952 1956 I loved it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really love this school my daughter is about to graduate with high honors at the school the teachers are amazing

  • (3 years ago)

    Lincoln is not a 'great' school but it's not a terrible school either.Some teachers seem more concerned/supportive than others but that is in any school. You will get out of Lincoln what you put in. If you want to half a-- your way through high school then that's on you. It is not a school that revolves around the underachievers.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is really notorious. I currently attend the school and think that it is looked down on from a blind perspective. If you try you will learn as much as you please. If you don't you wont. The school in a way successfully separates students based on their averages by the application of two programs IPS and Gilder Lehrman. The students who are known to be violent are therefore in a whole different world than you so violence is out of the question. This school because of the high number of students with low averages has to focus on the failings kids instead of the ones who attain a 90-100 average. There are therefore only about 6 AP classes and 5-6 college now (Which isn't that bad) Don't be fooled thought because if you have a good GPA you will get an enormous amount of extra classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Its not a bad school. I came in that school at 10th grade and dident know much people but within a week got to know a lot of people. Surprisingly the senors are really nice!!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is not as bad as everyone says or thinks it is. Programs and teachers are nice too.

  • (4 years ago)

    I personally think that the school is okay even though some of the students are a little outta control but its a cool school.

  • (4 years ago)

    When i came in as a freshman i didnt know anyone but everyone was nice the teachers were awsome...The metal detectors annoy me tho but everything is and was awsome

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore- but when I first entered Lincoln as a freshmen I wont lie- I was scared. Not only didn't I really know anyone there but everything was just so new. Fear is a rational response to such things but after about a week of school into only did I get accustomed to the teachers and new surroundings but also the kids were nice. Not only had majority of the freshmen population known you by the end of the year but also a few sophomores/juniors/and seniors had befriended you. The teachers are more then supportive and are always looking out for your best interest. They make sure that the concept of the lesson was understood and everyone is able to complete any assignments that was sent home/done in class. Overall this is a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pretty damn good school.I'm going to tenth grade and freshman year was awesome.Nobody really picks on you unless you mess with them.Education is really interesting to most students.I enjoy the fact that you can actually choose what academy you want to go during tenth grade while other schools don't.Overall I'll give the school 4/5

  • (5 years ago)

    When I listed Lincoln on my HS application I honestly did not know that it was known as a bad school. I found out after I had gotten accepted. However being at Lincoln for 5 months I can say that it has changed a lot since it was listed as an 'impact school' (NYC's most dangerous schools but Lincoln has been taken off the list) but there still are metal detectors which can frequently make students late to class. On the bright side Lincoln has installed a new 'Freshman Academy' which all freshman students are in and from what I have heard at the end our freshman year we can select the program we want to enter though I had already signed up for a program. My grades have risen since entering Lincoln. there are problems with the programs. If only we had more challenging classes for freshman

  • (5 years ago)

    Well its my first year in lincoln and honestly i thought it was going to be a living nightmere. I heard so many things about that i acually started crying. Suprise! now i love it its like my second home. I made amazing friends and meet amazing teachers. my attitude about it changed complety. Lincoln is a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This scholl has a awsome sport /activites specaily it focus on the students study . Also i would like to let you no that the bathroom are really dirty . They should be clean .

  • (5 years ago)

    well i have my son in lincoln and he has done pretty well. He has gone from a 70's student to high 80's. Even though Abraham Lincoln is not thought of as a great school if your kid tries he can make it. Their is some behaivior issues with the kids however its nothing major. The school has made some huge steps and that is why my son loves it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I personally think this is a great oppurtunity school. For one as of saying the kids are 'bad' if tell them to stop they would actually stop. Although the school i go to now kids don't give a damn. In this school its vice versa. Also it has PSAL teams as well. They have good AP classes as well which requires a high criteria.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am thrilled the students choose to write reviews however when a junior cannot spell 'TRANSITION' it worries me a great deal. (see oct 4 2006 review)

  • (6 years ago)

    School is great education good but still need to control violance and decipline

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall I like ALHS but there are flaws. Some teachers dont care or have trouble. SOme of the kids that go there are bad kids. The Honors and IPS program are great and the BAsketball team.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm in ALHS and as a student I can tell you this is the bestt school in NY. ALHS give you the opportunitty that you want. Lincoln have a lot of clubs such as acting studio hiking club anime club and many other clubs.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student of ALHS and overall it is not a bad school. I love must of my teachers and they are very involved. The Principal tries his best and so does the staff to make the school the way it is. I am now a junior and the transission from when I was a freshmen is a whole lot. There is now this freshmen academy that helps out the freshmen get aquainted with their first year. Now the freshmen are more involved in things. There is so much to do at ALHS because of all of the extracurricular activities there. I don't really have any complaints of the school.

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