Enroll at Lincoln

Choice enrollment opens October 30, 2023

Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school through our Choice Enrollment process.

The Choice application closes for grades 1-12 on Feb. 2, 2024

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Lincoln High School leads the way in academics, quality instruction, and innovative learning.

Our school has earned local, state and national recognition for academic excellence, quality teachers, and innovative practices. Success is not limited to the classroom with Abe athletic programs winning league and state championships in recent years and developing vibrant programs in music, theater, performing arts and industrial arts.

Student Life at Lincoln

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From Project Lit to coding, theatre, and more we offer a range of clubs and co-curricular opportunities. 

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Our JROTC program teaches students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline

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Our student-athletes are dedicated to being students first. 

School of Distinction

Lincoln earned the Washington State School of Distinction Award for four-consecutive years. 

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In partnership with Pacific Lutheran University, Lincoln students who want to become teachers can begin their journey while still in high school.


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Abes in Action

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Learning in a Historic Environment

Lincoln High School is the second oldest high school in the city of Tacoma and is renowned in the community for its timeless beauty. Construction began in 1913 and was designed in a classical Collegiate Gothic style by prolific Tacoma school architect Fredrick Heath.

Initially called Lincoln Park High School, the name was changed to Lincoln High School shortly after opening the school. The magnificent Lincoln Bowl was opened in the late 1940's and has been attended by such famous figures as Elvis Presley and presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan.

Our school was completely renovated in 2007, with many of the school’s outstanding architectural details restored or updated. One hundred years after opening, the school is economically and ethnically diverse, a model of the modern, multicultural urban high school.
Over the years, the nicknames have come and gone, from the Lynx to the Railsplitters, but Lincoln High School is now home of the ABES: Absolutely Better Every Day.