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Lincoln High School
Home of the Links
Established 1871
School type High School
Principal Dr. Mike Wortman
Location Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Enrollment 1750
Faculty 150
Mascot Links
Website LHS Homepage

Lincoln High School is a public secondary school located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; and is part of the Lincoln Public Schools school district. More than 40,000 students have graduated from Lincoln High in its 130 year history.[1] The school colors are red and black, and the mascot is the Links.



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 two high schools in Nebraska involved in the program.

Student body and academic programs

The student body is made up of 70% Caucasian students, 13% African-American, 5% Asian-American, 9% Hispanic-American, and 3% Native-American. LHS has approximately 150 students in ELL (English Language Learner) classes. The students speak at least twenty different languages. The largest group speak Spanish (56) and the next four largest groups speak Arabic, Vietnamese, Persian and Kurdish. 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 7-period day schedule. It has 150 certified staff members and 90 support staff members who help with the operation of the building each day.


Baseball Team

Lincoln High School's baseball program is headed by Coach Todd Louis Sandberg.[2] Lincoln High last won a state championship in 1956[3] and last had measurable success under Coach Sam Sharpe from 1991-1992.[4]

Wrestling Team

Lincoln High School's wrestling program is headed by Coach Andy Genrich .[5] Lincoln High last won a state championship in 1992 and has had 29 State individual champions.[6] In 2009 they had success in qualifying three wrestlers for state all by winning 1st place at the district meet.[7]

Notable alumni


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