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Lincoln Information Night

Watch the live event recording below for introductions from key Lincoln leaders and staff, a campus tour, and important information about choice enrollment.


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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12

Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.

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New Student Enrollment

Enroll a new student in Tacoma Public Schools by completing our online registration process in English or Spanish.

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Why Lincoln

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Lincoln High School has won local, state and national recognition for academic excellence, quality teachers, innovative practices, and the school has received international attention for hosting the President of China which led to student travel to China and the addition of Mandarin to the curriculum. Lincoln has achieved all of this through high quality educators making personalized connections with students and families and community partners.

Success is not limited to the classroom with Lincoln athletic programs winning league and state championships in recent years and developing vibrant programs in music, theater, performing arts and industrial arts.

Lincoln continues to lead the way in academics, winning four consecutive Schools of Distinction Awards, and recognition as the most rigorous high school in the area.

Programs & Activities at Lincoln

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.


Abes in Action

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. The 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.