Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Lincoln High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. More than 40,000 students have graduated from Lincoln High in its 143-year history. The school colors are red and black, and the mascot is the Link.
|Lincoln High School|
|2229 J Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
|School type||High school|
Lincoln High School was founded in 1871 and is the oldest of the six public high schools in the city of Lincoln. The present building was opened in 1915, with major additions completed in 1927, 1957, 1985 and 1996. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and has the AA accreditation rating of the Nebraska State Board of Education. In 1984 it was named a Recognized School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Lincoln High School is now participating in the International Baccalaureate Program, one of only three high schools in Nebraska involved in the program. The others are Millard North High School and Omaha Central High School, both located in Omaha.
Student body and academic programsEdit
The student body is 55% Caucasian, 15% African-American, 10% Asian-American, 13% Hispanic-American, and 2% Native American. LHS has approximately 200 students in ELL (English Language Learner) classes. Over 30 different languages are spoken as first languages to students. The largest group speak Spanish (56) and the next four largest groups speak Arabic and Kurdish, Vietnamese, and Karen. Other languages spoken are Russian, Ukrainian, Nuer (Sudan), Bosnian, Pashtu, Dinka, Cambodian, Filipino, Chinese, and Burmese.
Lincoln High School offers over 200 courses in twelve different departments to its 1,750 students, operating on a traditional seven-period day schedule. It has 150 certified staff members and 90 support staff members.
Lincoln High School's baseball program is headed by coach Daniel Beckmann, JV Jon Beiermann, 9th Drew Beyer.  The baseball program won state championships in 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1963, and last had measurable success under coach Sam Sharpe from 1991-1992.
Lincoln High School's wrestling program is headed by coach Andy Genrich. Lincoln High last won a state championship in 1992, and has had 29 individual state champions. In 2009, the program had success in qualifying three wrestlers for state, all by winning first place at the district meet.
|Season||Sport/activity||Number of championships||Year|
|Fall||Tennis, boys'||5||1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1974|
|Cross country, boys'||3||1987, 1989, 1990|
|Cross country, girls'||3||1985, 1986, 1987|
|Basketball, boys'||15||1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1927, 1930, 1934, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1958, 1959, 2003|
|Swimming and diving, boys'||11||1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957|
|Spring||Golf, boys'||18||1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1967|
|Track and field, boys'||15||1900, 1901, 1902, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1951, 1960|
|Track and field, girls'||1||1982|
|Baseball||6||1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1963|
- Dick Cavett – entertainer and author
- Sandy Dennis – Academy Award-winning actress
- Mike Fultz – drafted 32nd overall in 1977 NFL Draft by New Orleans Saints
- Melissa Harrington – aka "Melissa Midwest", pornographic actress
- Dixie Kiefer – U.S. Navy commodore, served in both world wars
- Bill Kinnamon – Major League Baseball umpire
- Les Mann – MLB player for Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Giants
- Shirley Marsh – Nebraska state senator
- Bernie Masterson – NFL player and winner of 1940 NFL Championship game with the Chicago Bears
- Roger Nelson – former MLB player for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, and Cincinnati Reds
- Ted Sorensen – special counsel to President John F. Kennedy
- Charles Starkweather – responsible for murders of 11 people in the 1950s
- Larry Willmore – economist at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and at IIASA, Schloss Laxenburg, Austria
- Les Witte – two-time consensus All-American basketball player at Wyoming
- Willard Witte – men's basketball head coach of 1933–34 Wyoming national championship team
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- "LHS History".
- Omaha.com High School Sports Section[permanent dead link]
- Lincoln High School Athletic Hall Of Fame-Sam Sharpe Archived 2008-06-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- LHS - Athletic Hall of Fame - 2000 Honor Teams
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- Lincoln High School Athletic Hall Of Fame-Sam Sharpe
- "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05.