Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Image of Lincoln logoLincoln High School

Home of the Cardinals

1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Message from the Principal


Dear Current and Prospective Lincoln Families,

Welcome to Lincoln High School! We’re proud to be one of the top 100 college prep International Baccalaureate (IB) high schools in the United States with thriving, Fine and Performing Arts, STEM, Business, Culinary Arts, International Studies and Spanish Immersion programs. In addition to Spanish, Mandarin, French, and German, Lincoln is excited to be one of a handful of schools in the nation to offer Arabic to high school students.

Our students are actively involved inquirers who think critically about the world in which they live. In addition, Lincoln students regularly participate in highly competitive 6A athletics, a host of club sports from Water Polo to Sailing and Lacrosse, and are involved in a variety of engaging and meaningful extra-curricular activities and community service projects here and abroad. Our community is one in which “parents and neighbors are welcome partners”. Parent volunteerism at Lincoln is unparralled.

Above all else, at Lincoln it is “cool to be smart.” We are fortunate to be able to offer a rigorous core academic program and our expectation is that students are supported to explore, play, and discover their passions to build the skills they need to gain confidence and feel success. The Lincoln community then works collaboratively to provide opportunities to connect student interests and skills to the world around them to create purpose and meaning. Lincoln values the whole child, providing academic advising and college counseling as well as evidenced based social-emotional, special education, ELL, and mental health supports as needed.

Finally, Lincoln consistently earns top ratings for academic achievement, attendance and high graduation rates. Lincoln students regularly meet and exceed international benchmarks on IB exams as well as state tests. Lincoln is proud to support and produce amazing graduates who go on to pursue a wide variety of exciting opportunities. As Principal I am honored to serve the Lincoln community. Please contact me at peytonc@pps.net if I can be of any assistance to you or your family. Come join the Cardinal “Flock" and explore some of our student and alum successes at www.lincolnflock.org. We encourage you and your student to join our inclusive community.


With Warm Regards,


Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Due to an over abundance of work at the district level our letter was delayed going out this year. For your convenience we have posted a link to the letter from Ms. Chapman as well as the registration fee sheet. Feel free to print a hard copy and bring it with you to registration next week.







Due to changes in our course selections, schedule corrections will be made for the following reasons ONLY:

  • Current schedule does not allow you to meet your HS/IB Diploma
  • You have recently completed a course that you are currently scheduled in
  • You want to ADD an additional class


Lincoln Fall Sports -


If you missed Fall Sports Registration email Assistant AD, Charlotte Richardson, at crichardson@pps.net to set up a time to come in.  


August 28th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

First Day of School -

September 2, 2014

Campus Clean Up -

Save the Date: LHS Campus Clean Up Contest, Saturday, 8/23,  9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Daily Bulletin & Naviance

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Supply List


 Supply List Printable Version

We encourage you to recycle school supplies from previous years that are in good working order.


We have made every effort to make the supply list manageable and realistic. Please contact your child’s counselor for outreach support if you need help getting these supplies.



Supplies to bring from home


  • Pencils mechanical or other
  • Black or blue ballpoint pens
  • Highlighters (variety of colors)
  • 4GB memory stick
  • Kleenex
  • post it notes, 3 x 5 index cards ,dry erase makers, glue sticks, colored pencils and other supplies may be required in individual classes. Your child will hear about these requirements during the first few days of school
  • Spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, graphing paper - specific requirements for each class will be detailed by teachers in the first few days of school
  • Calculator All math and science students will need a graphing calculator. We require a Texas Instruments TI-84+ or silver edition scientific calculator.


Supplies provided at school


All students will get these items which are paid for through registration donations in the end of August.


  • A Student Planner assignment book
  • Textbooks and workbooks as required by each class
  • PE - tee-shirt and workbook (if enrolled in PE)
  • Health & Sports Nutrition and Weight Training workbook, training log (if enrolled) 

 Supplies you need at home

  • Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Extra paper and graph paper




BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) While certainly not required, many ask if their child should have a laptop for school.   Although not every classroom at Lincoln allows personal computers in class; many do allow and even encourage their use. For parents considering purchasing such a device we recommend a Chromebook based on its size, price, and ease of use.


Supplies for the school in general


In addition to these personalizes supplies we love donations of any of the following items for general classroom support. If you would like to donate these please deliver them to the main office at anytime!


            Dry Erase Markers                     Highlighters

            Printer paper                             standard #2 pencils

            Glue sticks                                4GB Memory sticks

            3 x 5 cards                                Kleenex Boxes

            Disinfectant wipes                     Hand Sanitizer

Educator Spotlight

Mr. Aaron Barnes

-- Roughly 85% of professional musicians got their start in a public school music program.”

Aaron Barnes has been Lincoln's band and orchestra director since 2007. He plays the sax.

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Peyton Chapman
Lincoln High School
1600 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 916-5200 ext. 75400
Fax: 503 916-2700
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