School Details

Lincoln (Abraham) High School

2162 24th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2022 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • California state average

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Francisco Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lincoln (Abraham) High School is a public high school in San Francisco. The principal of Lincoln (Abraham) High School is Barnaby Payne, who can be contacted at payneb@sfusd.edu. 2,022 students attend Lincoln (Abraham) High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Filipino. 18% of the Lincoln (Abraham) High School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 2,022 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lincoln (Abraham) High School is 19:1. Lycee Francais De San Francisco 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

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 60% 41%
Filipino 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 11%
Unspecified 3% 5%
Hispanic 17% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 56%
Limited English proficiency 18% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the best high school in San Francisco. Great and dedicated teachers. Very nice environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the best public high school in San Francisco. It offers a warm safe and welcoming environment. It provides many opportunities for parents community members and the school staff to work together to support the students. The teachers are very dedicated and knowledgeable.

  • (1 year ago)

    sigh i always wanted to go to a diversity school in San francisco! Either Lincoln or Washington high ( I really hated my school i attended! (Elsie Allen high) Really bad esperience and Not a very fun school to be at! Too many wanna be gangsters -__- budget cuts make it far worse!Horrible in academics. Administrators Just didnt care. Students don't try enough to pass its very disappointing.am sad to say i was a student of such a poorly run school sorry if i kind of sound too irrelevant to what this website wants me to write But what im reading in these comments Lincoln High Rocks!!

  • (2 years ago)

    its a good schoolo because there hasen bin any truble and you have a lot of fun

  • (2 years ago)

    This school stinks! My daughter entered this school a straight A student. She left a c student with low test scores. She attended here for one year. In that time she was bullied daily. Her algebra class was out of control. She entered with star scores showing her gifted in algebra. Now they show her below average.I received two letters regarding her attendance because of the schools lack of communication between departments and the principal's lack of a spinal cord. As a former teacher and a parent I was disgusted.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Lincoln! I was originally trying to get to Lowell but after going here there is no other option!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school! i cant imagine me attending other schools. this school helped me out alot. they have excellent teachers and nice students like me! we help out each other and have fun during class. this school is big and there's alot of things to do here. and we have a lot of mustang spirits!

  • (5 years ago)

    great teachers coaches and administrators. I think most everyone can find somewhere to fit in even though it's a big school. Go Mustangs!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's in a safe neighborhood with off-campus lunch. The teachers are great and friendly but they're strict enough to teach us. The whole enviroment of lincoln is just great !

  • (5 years ago)

    I love that the teachers at Lincoln are passionate about what they teach. They chose to put in extra time to work with their students before school during lunch and after school even with knowledge of the fact that they do not get extra pay. The environment is friendly and cheerful as I walk down the hallways crowded with students as eager to learn as I am. Abraham Lincoln High School is the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great football and basketball teams. The Biotech and teacher academies are lead by energetic and inspiring teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Abraham Lincoln High School because I think this school gives me a lot of opportunities to do that ever we want that s good for us. ALH has lot of excellent classes for you to choose from and you can really learn from the teachers! Sports teams of Abraham Lincoln high school always stand out. Abraham Lincoln high has the only green academy in San Francisco. This shows that ALH are really trying to not only change the school but the environment the world by building youth leadership skills and educating them how the world works. Abraham Lincoln High School is the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attends Lincoln and we all love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    they have great teachers school activites and people have wonderful school spirits

  • (5 years ago)

    my son and daughter go this school. they do A+ all time.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lincoln is big clean and comfortable. The teachers are nice students are good.

  • (5 years ago)

    It great.. it has everything ... clubs to classes.. teachers and classmates are nice basically Lincoln is a great school

  • (5 years ago)

    We have more school spirit than every other school in the state combined and Lincoln is entirely what everyone is looking for in a high school. If you're geared towards school you can challenge yourself with classes like AP statistics and our nationally ranked Biotech program; if you like sports Lincoln has almost thirty different teams to choose from and most of them are in the top three in the city; Lincoln has over fifty clubs to help you find other students who share common interests. In short Lincoln has everything that you could look for in a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a Lincoln alum I can now say that no matter where I am in the world that I am proud to be a Lincoln Mustang! Lincoln in its own right is a great school but tends to be underrated by the community. The administration teachers and staff are very dedicated to the advancement of the schools. As a former student govenrment member Linc Society Member orchestra member and swim team member I can only say positive things about my experiences at Lincoln. I honestly have no regrets.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ee're awesome and have spirit. ) I practically live at this school; I've met some really nice people and teachers! I cannot imagine myself going to any other school.

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