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Lincoln High School (New Jersey)

Lincoln High School
60 Crescent Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Type Public high school
Established 1912
School district Jersey City Public Schools
Principal Cheryle Richardson-Evans
Vice Principals Chris Gadsden
Billy J. Cunningham
Monica Patel
Francisco Velez
Faculty 73.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 817[1] (as of 2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 11.19:1[1]
Color(s) Royal Blue, White and Black
Athletics conference Hudson County Interscholastic League
Team name Lions

Lincoln High School is a four-year public high school located in Jersey City, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, operated as part of the Jersey City Public Schools, serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.[2]

As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 817 students and 73.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.19:1. There were 525 students (64.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 34 (4.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


  • Awards, recognition and rankings 1
  • History 2
  • Academics 3
  • Violence 4
  • Athletics 5
  • Notable alumni 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 328th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology.[3] The school had been ranked 294th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 305th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 291st in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 279th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6] ranked the school 361st out of 367 public high schools statewide in its 2009-10 rankings which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[7]


The original Lincoln High School opened on September 9, 1912, with an inaugural student body of 300 on a site acquired from the Hasbrouck Institute, a private school. In January 1916, the school graduated its first class of 32 students. In 1934, the school had an enrollment of 5,000 students, making it the second largest in the state.[8]

Lincoln is located at 60 Crescent Avenue south of Governor of New Jersey from 1893-1896.


Lincoln High School hosts a number of SLC programs that pertain to the interest of the students. For example, the magnet programs include Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, JROTC, Teaching, and Law and Legal Studies.


Lincoln High School has been the site of two shootings, one allegedly gang related, in 2002[9] and 2006 and the stabbing of a student in April 2007.[10] There was also a brawl at the school on May 10, 2010, leading to the arrest of six students as part of an incident in which a teacher was injured.[11]


The Lincoln High School Lions compete in the Hudson County Interscholastic League, which includes private and parochial high schools in Hudson County.[12] The league operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[13] With 531 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North II, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 493 to 732 students in that grade range.[14]

The boys basketball team won the North I, Group III state sectional championship in 2002 with a 50-41 win against Sparta High School in the tournament final.[15] The 2006 - 2007 boy's varsity basketball team claimed the HCIAA championship over now defunct Union Hill High School, 50 - 46. The 2008 team won the North II, Group II state sectional title with a 61-58 win over Orange High School in the tournament final.[16][17] On March 9, 2008, the basketball team went on to win the school's first Group II state title over Collingswood High School with an 88-70 victory.[18]

Football: The football team won the NJSIAA North I Group III state sectional championships in 1981.[19]

In 2009 the Lions finished the season at 8-2, losing in the first round of the NJSIAA North II Group I state playoffs. In 2010, the Lions built on their wave of success, going 7-2 during the regular season, the Lions went back to the playoffs. Their regular season highlight was erasing an 18-0 deficit to Hoboken High School to win 42-18.

In the 2010 NJSIAA North II Group I playoffs, the Lions defeated Glen Ridge High School 36-19, and Jonathan Dayton High School 42-14 all on the road to advance to the North II Group I sectional championship game against New Providence High School, losing by a score of 21-8 at New Meadowlands Stadium.[20]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Lincoln High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Member Directory, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed December 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2009-2010, Accessed December 29, 2011.
  8. ^ Biography, Lincoln High School. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  9. ^ Student shot at a High School in Jersey City, dated October 29, 2002
  10. ^ "Metro Briefing - New Jersey: Jersey City: Arrest In Shootings Of Two Students", The New York Times, January 10, 2006
  11. ^ Conte, Michaelangelo. "6 students arrested in brawl at Lincoln High School in Jersey City", The Jersey Journal, May 12, 2010. Accessed March 26, 2015. "Six students were arrested at Lincoln High School in Jersey City yesterday after a large fight that included a teacher being struck with a fire extinguisher, police said."
  12. ^ Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 15, 2007.
  13. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 7, 2014.
  14. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed October 7, 2014.
  15. ^ 2002 Boys Basketball - North I, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
  16. ^ 2008 Boys Basketball - North II, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 12, 2008.
  17. ^ Winner, Ned. "LIONS RISE TO THE TOP: Lincoln rallies late to win section title", The Star-Ledger, March 4, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2008.
  18. ^ Staff. "88-70", The Star-Ledger, March 9, 2008. Accessed September 20, 2012. "Lincoln won the first state title in school history when Tymel Jackson scored 23 points and Daquan Pettiford added 19 in an 88-70 victory over Collingswood in the NJSIAA/ShopRite Group 2 championship last night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway."
  19. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 29, 2011.
  20. ^ Rosenfeld, Josh. "New Providence 21, Lincoln 8: NJSIAA North 2, Group 2 final", The Star-Ledger, December 4, 2010. Accessed December 29, 2011. "New Providence’s defense made that mission a reality by shutting down an explosive Lincoln attack to post a 21-8 victory in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 championship game before 9,500 yesterday at the New Meadowlands Stadium."
  21. ^ Yolanda Williams Page (30 January 2007). Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers Two Volumes - 2 Volumes. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 23–25.  
  22. ^ McCall, Tris. "Joe Budden to headline rare Stone Pony hip-hop show", The Star-Ledger, May 10, 2010. Accessed December 30, 2011. "“Even if I didn’t try to make the music personal, emotional, if I started out trying to write something that wasn’t like that, the pen would go in a totally different direction,” says Budden, who attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City."
  23. ^ Jeffrey Dublin - District 3, Hudson County, New Jersey. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  24. ^ Hague, Jim. "Tasty Tidbits", Hudson Reporter, August 10, 2001. Accessed October 22, 2013. "Reports out of Giants' camp in Albany have Jersey City's Anthony Green holding his own, as he tries to crack the Big Blue roster as a fullback. Green, the former Lincoln High product who went on to West Virginia, has impressed Giants' coaches with his ability to block and his ability to catch passes out of the backfield."
  25. ^ Frank Joseph Guarini, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  26. ^ "Johnny Macknowski statistics". Basketball. Just Sports Stats. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  27. ^ O'Gorman, George,. "O'GORMAN: Garden State home to plenty of NFL stars", The Trentonian, November 29, 2009. Accessed December 30, 2011. "Trying to shut down Drew Brees and the 10-0 Saints tomorrw will be Brandon McGowan of Lincoln/Jersey City who has 50 solo tackles among the 63 he’s made in the Patriot secondary."
  28. ^ Robb, Adam. "'Jersey Girls' authors to sign copies of book with Hudson flavor tomorrow in Newark", The Jersey Journal, June 8, 2011. Accessed December 30, 2011. "Another Hall of Fame local girl made good, Broadway actress Phyllis Newman was a Jersey City native and Lincoln High School graduate, and a reminder there's a long history of celebrated theatrical talent born in the region."
  29. ^ Bernie Parmalee, database Football. Accessed January 3, 2008.
  30. ^ Hall, Bill (April 27, 1973). "Athlete of Year Aron Stewart Brings Prestige to UR Sports".  

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