Lincoln High History
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Lincoln History

Lincoln High School closed in 1981 and reopened in 2019, and the building is still alive …and getting better. Some years ago the old school housed Ballard High School while their new facility was being built. In 2004-2006, Roosevelt High School and in 2006-2008 Garfield High School found temporary homes at Lincoln, again while their buildings were being upgraded. Lincoln housed Hamilton International Middle School for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years while the Hamilton building underwent a complete renovation. In the fall of 2010 the building will became the temporary home for McDonald Grade School and Queen Anne Elementary school.

Lincoln High has a proud heritage of 74 years during which the school was proclaimed the Champions of the West by loyal Lynx “who stand together”. A historical sketch of Lincoln does not do justice to the lives of the students who spent three or four years within its hallowed halls. However, the Seattle School District published a history of all Seattle schools in 2000. To access the history of Lincoln High please click here.

To access a historical document pertaining to the Lincoln High Building please click here.

Historical contributions extracted from the 1908 and 1981 annuals shed a more intimate look at what it meant to be a “Loyal Lynx”. To access these historical insights please click here.

For a little fun, access music from your decade please click here.


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