School Statistics

A look at Lincoln High School by the numbers: School Profile link here

The School

Lincoln High School is a public, comprehensive, four-year school, grades 9-12.

Enrollment (as of Sept. 2012)

Class of 2013: 233
Grades 9-12: 1075

The Staff

Teaching Faculty: 94
Teacher/Student Ratio:  1:11
Counselor/Student Ratio: 1:250

62% of the teaching staff have Master’s degrees or higher.  100% of the counseling staff have Master’s Degrees.

The Community

Lincoln is a suburban town of 20,898 (2000 Census) located about 10 miles north of Providence. Although primarily a residential bedroom community for metropolitan Providence, Lincoln possesses its share of several large business and manufacturing establishments. The estimated familty income is 13.9% higher than the Rhode Island median family income.

The Marking System

A (93-100)  A- (90-92)   [A+ (97-100) existed until June 2012]
B+ (87-89)  B (83-86)  B- (80-82)
C+ (77-79)  C (73-76) C- (70-72)
F (55-69) No Credit; summer school make-up permitted
U (0-54) No Credit; summer school make-up not permitted
W (Withdrawal) No Credit
I (Incomplete) No Credit

GPA

The grade point average (GPA) is cumulative, unweighted, and based on a maximum of 4.3 until June 2012, and a maximum of 4.0 moving forward.

Class Rank

The cumulative, weighted GPAincludes all the courses and all the students. There are four gradations in the designation of the weighted factors, ranging from 5  for AP classes, 4 for honors colasses, 3 for college preparatory classes, and 2 for all other classes.  The weighted GPA determines class rank.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of Exhibition and Portfolio, plus 22 credits of:

  • English (4)
  • Mathematics (4)
  • Science (3)
  • Social Studies (3, including US History)
  • Physical Education (2)
  • Fine Arts (½)
  • Civic Responsibility (½, including 15 hours of community service)
  • Electives (5)

Summer School

A summer school grade is shown on the transcript along with the original grade.

Core Curriculum

Our philosophy and program of studies is focused on the concept of a core curriculum.  Within the core curriculum our programs are designed:

  • To accomodate students who learn at an average but varying time rate, and are characterized by curriculums that are arranged in a sequential progression in grades K-12 based on individual student needs. Students in these curriculums will be exposed to a variety of instructional approaches and materials.
  • For students who learn at a relatively slower rate of time and who are in need of a developmental style of instruction in the basic skills, there are classes characterized by smaller size and individualized instructions.
  • Lincoln recognizes that there are students who quickly grasp concrete and abstract concepts. Therefore, a program of accelerated courses which are noted for their rigor and high academic expectations is offered. Students in this program require little structure and are proficient in basic skills. These students are expected to work more independently on reading, writing, research, and problem solving assignments.

Special Curriculum Features

  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in Calculus, US History, European History, Statistics, Political Science, English, Psychology, Physics, Biology, and Spanish.
  • Concurrent Enrollment (off-campus study) and Work Study.
  • Early Enrollment Program in conjunction with Rhode Island College (RIC) in Honors Chemistry II, AP Spanish, and AP US History.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Class of

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Number of students
Merit Scholar 1 3 0 1 1 1
Semifinalist 1 1 0 2 1 3
Commended 2 4 3 7 2 6

Post-Secondary Education

Class of

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Percent of students
4 Year College 55 60 52 56 55 53
2 Year College 29 27 34 27 29 36
Other Schools 6 1 2 1 1 2
Total 90 88 88 84 85 91

CEEB Test Scores (CEEB Code: 400059)

Class of

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Mean Scores
SAT Reading 529 528 525 533 516 511
SAT Math 527 532 522 525 527 513
SAT Writing 517 511 520 528 510 498