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Mission & Vision

Who We Are

Lincoln High School, which opened its doors in 1960, is located within an urban working-class neighborhood in southwest Denver, six miles from downtown. Many of our students’ parents were born in other countries and many students will be the first in their families to graduate high school. Lincoln serves a primarily Hispanic student body, as well as students from Sudan, Somalia and Southeast Asia, to name a few. As Lincoln Lancer educators, we take pride in challenging the stereotype by empowering our newcomer and first-generation students to achieve success. We take great pride in providing a high level of service to our students, families and community.

We prepare our students for college and careers through rigorous coursework, including 43 concurrent enrollment options, 3 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and 5 Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways, a minor in Spanish through Metro State University and the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits via concurrent enrollment options to participate in the DPS College First program.

We are a Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) school that serves English Language Learners (ELL). We hold all our ELL students to the same standards towards college readiness as our native English speakers. Abraham Lincoln High School is a school on the move and we are becoming a premier school in the Denver Public Schools!

Mission Statement

Our community will collaborate to foster an environment of high expectations that will empower students to become responsible citizens, achieve their goals, and reach their fullest potential for career and college readiness in every class, every day.