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Abraham Lincoln High School Brooklyn, New York
Public high school in Brooklyn, New York, United States
The school was established in 1929, and named for former US president, Abraham Lincoln. From when the school opened its doors in September 1930 through the next 25 years, the school principal was Dr. Gabriel R. Mason. In 1983, Dr. Jack Pollock, the principal at the time, reported that 8 of 10 graduates went on to attend college and/or university.
However, by 2010, C.J. Hughes of The New York Times reported that Lincoln High School had "struggled" with student academic achievement. In 2009, the school only had a 58% graduation rating. The SAT averages for the school were 411 in reading, 432 in mathematics, and 401 in writing. The New York State averages during that year were 480 in reading, 500 in mathematics, and 470 in writing.
Programs and activities
The school has a virtual enterprise program where students create and manage their virtual businesses from product development, production and distribution to marketing, sales, human resources, accounting, finance and web design.
The school has a veterinary science program where students work with live animals.
In November 2014, student Christina Thomas was suspended for 30 days after an altercation with a school librarian.
In September 2013, a teacher found a message scrawled on a second-floor windowsill that a bomb will explode at noon. Students were evacuated and waited on the bleachers while police searched the building. No explosives were found.
In January 2012, principal Ari A. Hoogenboom was in a documentary giving a testimony for HealthCorps.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,325 students and 116.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 20.0:1. There were 1,506 students (64.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 85 (3.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The school's racial composition is very diverse. African American students made up 38.3% of the school's student population, a plurality of the student body. White students made up over one-quarter (26.3%), Hispanic and Latino (of any race) students made up over one-fifth (21.1%), Asian American students made up 14.0%, and Native Americans made up the remaining 0.3%.
^ abCorcoran, Tully. "KU attracts sklyn star"Archived 2016-03-02 at the Wayback Machine, The Topeka Capital-Journal, October 26, 2007; accessed September 17, 2009. "Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., is to high school basketball what OdessaPermian High School, in Texas, is to high school football. Basketball rules there. Stephon Marbury starred there. Marv Albert went there. Even Jesus Shuttlesworth, the fictional baller played by Ray Allen in He Got Game went there. Kansas coach Bill Self may be spending a bit of time there in the next year, too. Lance Stephenson, a 6-5, 195-pound junior guard from Lincoln who is the No. 4 overall player in the class of 2009 recently contacted Self about his interest in Kansas."
^Martin, Douglas. "Millie Deegan, 82, Pioneer In Women's Baseball League", The New York Times, July 28, 2002; accessed September 22, 2009. "Mildred Eleanor Deegan was born on Dec. 11, 1919, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst.... She excelled in track and field at Lincoln High School, and after graduation played amateur softball with a team called the Americanettes."
^Staff. "Biography for John Forsythe", Turner Classic Movies; accessed September 23, 2009. "Attending Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School, he came of age, like countless Brooklyn youngsters, a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and devoted his extracurricular activities to sports."
^Staff. "Howard Greenfield", The New York Times, March 14, 1986; accessed September 23, 2009. "Mr. Greenfield was born in New York City on March 15, 1936, and began his songwriting career with Neil Sedaka, a classmate at Lincoln High School in Brooklyn."
^Harvey Keitel, Biography Channel; accessed June 11, 2013. "The son of a Polish mother and Romanian father who ran a Brooklyn luncheonette, [Harvey] Keitel was frequently reprimanded for cutting class at P.S. 100 and Abraham Lincoln High School."
^Hopkins, Mary. "Conductor Ready to Strike Up Band", Sun Sentinel, January 5, 1992; accessed June 10, 2013. "From 1940 to 1977, Goldman taught music appreciation, theory, harmony and conducting at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1950 he was named assistant principal and music director at the school. Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Herbie Mann and Jerry Herman were students of his."
^Helterman, Jeffrey; and Layman, Richard. American Novelists Since World War II, p. 304. Gale Research, 1978; ISBN0810309149; accessed June 11, 2013. "Wallace Markfield was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 12 August 1926. He was educated at Abraham Lincoln High School and at Brooklyn College, where he received his B.A. in 1947."
^Sisaro, Ben. "Hank Medress, 68, Doo-Wop Singer on 'Lion Sleeps Tonight', Dies", The New York Times, June 22, 2007; accessed June 11, 2013. "Mr. Medress formed the group in 1955 with friends at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, among them a young Neil Sedaka; its original name was the Linc-Tones. By 1960 Mr. Sedaka had a solo career, and the quartet was repopulated with Jay Siegel, who sang most of the leads, and the brothers Mitch and Phil Margo."
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