ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL



Bobby Dodd, Principal

Principal's Office: 614-478-5500
doddb@gjps.org
@bobby__dodd
The Principal's Blog

On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to welcome you to Gahanna Lincoln High School website. We would like to take this opportunity to share information with you about our school. At GLHS, as our mission states, we are educating our students today for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Students graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School are educated to be competitive in a global community that demands our students be better prepared tomorrow than they are today.  Our staff is committed to providing our students the best education by utilizing innovative instructional methods in a collaborative environment. We expect our students to take advantage of their educational opportunities to insure that they have the knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Gahanna Lincoln High School believes extracurricular activities play a vital role in overall student success.  GLHS is proud of its excellent extracurricular programs, including a wide range of sports and clubs, award-winning arts programs, as well as competitive curricular teams. Our teams and organizations consistently advance to district, regional, state competitions and national competitions.

At GLHS, we believe communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the students of Gahanna Lincoln High School. Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community.  All students are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.

As we continue to strive to follow our educational mission and produce quality graduates who will make the community of Gahanna a better place to live, we appreciate your support in making Gahanna Lincoln High School one of the finest high schools in the country. #WeAreLions

Aim Higher,

Bobby Dodd, Principal
Gahanna Lincoln High School


Frequently Used Phone Numbers

Athletic Office: 478-5518
Information regarding school sports

Attendance (Grades 10-12) Office: 478-5515
Absence reporting | Assistant principals

Freshman Experience Center: 614-479-1562
Grade 9 & Gahanna Community School (GCS) absence reporting

Clinic: 478-5579
Health concerns and medications

Guidance Office: 478-5508
Academic requirements and student work permits

Hamilton House: 413-3774
Home Instruction

WELCOME TO GAHANNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL - WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE HERE!

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School and FACULTY INFORMATION

A progressive, academically rigorous school and a vital community facility, Lincoln High School (LHS) has a student population of 2,400 in grades 9-12. The school colors are blue and gold, and the mascot is the lion. The high school is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

There are 158 certificated teachers, 56 classified/unclassified staff and six administrators at the high school. The average classroom experience is 12 years and 82% of the teachers have a master's degree or beyond.
The Class of 2016

The 2016 graduating class had 558 seniors and a graduation rate of 97 percent. Approximately $10 million in higher education scholarships were offered based on data from the guidance office. A breakdown of self-reported graduating seniors’ future plans shows that 98 percent will attend two- or four-year colleges. Over the past two years, we have had 10 National Merit/Achievement Finalists and Commended students.

TRANSPORTATION and FACILITIES

School bus transportation is provided to students who reside over one mile (plus or minus three-tenths) from LHS. To determine if your household is within this school's boundaries, please visit the Transportation Department's Bus Routes page and enter your street address using Transfinder i. Results from the search will list the school(s) for your household or show "address not found," which indicates that the address is not in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School's boundaries. For further assistance, contact the Transportation Office at (614) 751-7581.

LHS consists of three interconnected buildings on a 38-acre site that includes a district administrative office building, Lincoln Elementary, athletic fields and an another building Clark Hall located at the corner of Granville and Hamilton road. “Jefferson Hall” includes classroom spaces for freshmen, social studies and special education, and a state-of-the-art technology center. Classrooms are wired for closed circuit television, Internet and computer accessibility. On a 37-acre site adjacent to Blacklick Elementary are a soccer practice field and high school baseball complex with locker room facilities.


Curriculum

Lincoln High School offers a comprehensive academic program with a variety of courses to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Classes include Advanced Placement (AP), Honors courses and a variety of special education opportunities. Students may choose courses from the following areas of study: Art, Business, Computer Science, English & Language Arts, International Languages, Math, Music, Physical Education & Health, Science, Science Academy, Social Studies, Technology Education, Vocational Education, DECA Marketing Program and Work & Family Life.

Students may attend classes in School-to-Career or School-to-College programs through Eastland–Fairfield Career Centers. Architectural Construction Management, Bioscience Technology and Teaching Professions are School-to-College Eastland-Fairfield Career Center programs operated at Clark Hall. Lincoln High School participates in the Post-Secondary Educational Options Program in accordance with the Ohio Board of Education guidelines, allowing students to earn college and high school credit through successful completion of college courses. Additionally, the high school offers an alternative program through the Alternative School which helps students to refocus and recover academic credits in order to graduate with their class.

Grading System
A 90-100%
B 80-89%
C 70-79%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
I Incomplete

AP and Honors classes are weighted; please contact the Guidance Office at (614) 478-5508 for more information.


Advanced Technology & Programs

The high school builds on the solid technology foundation established in the lower grades by instructing students through computer applications such as word processing, desktop publishing, graphic design, computer drafting, CAD operations, A+ Tech Systems Program in computer repair, computer simulation, CD-ROM’s and the Internet—just a small part of the programs available for students to master.

Freshmen build their technology skills in the required “Information Technology Class,” developed in partnership with Eastland-Fairfield Career Centers. Students have access to two computer labs with new equipment and innovative curriculum. Currently, all sophomores are immersed in technology education in health classes and additionally all juniors in Career Passport.

The school enjoys award-winning traditions in music, journalism (newspaper and yearbook), speech/theatre, television and marketing education programs. Students have won many national awards and competitions in these areas. The high school’s DECA Marketing program has been consistently ranked high —celebrating their 15th straight year in a row as one of the top 10 chapters at the international conference.
For more information about our school or to arrange a tour, please contact the school office at (614) 478-5500 during regular school hours.