Lincoln High School is proud to be one of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools!
A progressive, academically rigorous school and a vital community facility, Lincoln High School (LHS) with a student population of 2,300 in grades 9-12 received an “Excellent” rating on the 2010-11 ODE Local Report Card. The school colors are blue and gold, and the mascot is the lion. Assistant Principals are: Ron Foltz, Robin Murdock, Art Prince, and Ralph Walton. The Director of Athletics is Justin Sanford. The high school is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
There are 156 certificated teachers, 56 classified/unclassified staff and six administrators at the high school. The average classroom experience is 12 years and 82% of the teachers have a master's degree or beyond.
Class of 2011
The 2011 graduating class had 550 seniors, 26 valedictorians, five National Merit Scholarship finalists, three commended students and two students named as National Achievement Scholarship finalists. As well, around 26 percent of the class received honors diplomas, and approximately $9 million in higher education scholarships were offered based on data from the guidance office. A breakdown of the graduating seniors’ future plans shows that 86 percent will attend two- or four-year colleges, 2.7 percent will attend trade or vocational programs, 3.1 percent are pursuing military opportunities and 2.1 percent will be pursuing work opportunities.
School bus transportation is provided to students who reside over one mile (plus or minus three-tenths) from LHS. To determine if your household is within this school's boundaries, please visit the Transportation Department's Bus Routes page and enter your street address using Transfinder i. Results from the search will list the school(s) for your household or show "address not found," which indicates that the address is not in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School's boundaries. For further assistance, contact the Transportation Office at (614) 751-7581.
LHS consists of three interconnected buildings on a 38-acre site that includes a district administrative office building, Lincoln Elementary, athletic fields and an another building Clark Hall located at the corner of Granville and Hamilton road. “Jefferson Hall” includes classroom spaces for freshmen, social studies and special education, and a state-of-the-art technology center. Classrooms are wired for closed circuit television, Internet and computer accessibility. On a 37-acre site adjacent to Blacklick Elementary are a soccer practice field and high school baseball complex with locker room facilities.
Lincoln High School offers a comprehensive academic program with a variety of courses to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Classes include Advanced Placement (AP), Honors courses and a variety of special education opportunities. Students may choose courses from the following areas of study: Art, Business, Computer Science, English & Language Arts, International Languages, Math, Music, Physical Education & Health, Science, Science Academy, Social Studies, Technology Education, Vocational Education, DECA Marketing Program and Work & Family Life.
Students may attend classes in School-to-Career or School-to-College programs through Eastland–Fairfield Career Centers. Architectural Construction Management, Bioscience Technology and Teaching Professions are School-to-College Eastland-Fairfield Career Center programs operated at Clark Hall. Lincoln High School participates in the Post-Secondary Educational Options Program in accordance with the Ohio Board of Education guidelines, allowing students to earn college and high school credit through successful completion of college courses. Additionally, the high school offers an alternative program through the Alternative School which helps students to refocus and recover academic credits in order to graduate with their class.
The high school builds on the solid technology foundation established in the lower grades by instructing students through computer applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, graphic design, computer drafting, CAD operations, A+ Tech Systems Program in computer repair, computer simulation, CD-ROM’s and the Internet—just a small part of the programs available for students to master.
Freshmen build their technology skills in the required “Information Technology Class,” developed in partnership with Eastland-Fairfield Career Centers. Students have access to two computer labs with new equipment and innovative curriculum. Currently, all sophomores are immersed in technology education in health classes and additionally all juniors in Career Passport.
AP and Honors classes are weighted; please contact the Guidance Office at (614) 478-5508 for more information.
Outstanding Programs & Features
The school enjoys award-winning traditions in music, journalism (newspaper and yearbook), speech/theatre, television and marketing education programs. Students have won many national awards and competitions in these areas. The high school’s DECA Marketing program was ranked first in the nation in 2011—their 12th straight year in a row as one of the top 10 chapters at the international conference.
For more information about our school or to arrange a tour, please contact the school office at (614) 478-5500 during regular school hours.