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

Late Start Wednesday

Oct. 14: Two-hour late start at most K-5/K-8 and middle schools. Exceptions: Rosa Parks, Beverly Cleary, MLC, alternative & charter schools.

Growth Management Activities
Oct. 14: Twitter Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm. Follow the conversation at #AskPPS
Oct. 15: Facebook Town Hall, noon to 12:30 pm on the PPS Facebook page.
Oct. 29: District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meetings. Details on website.

Lincoln Calendar

School News & Announcements



Perfect for juniors and seniors, all students welcome.
Parents & Guardians are invited too!
5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Main Hall  
  • Meet college-prep vendors and Jostens
  • Hungry? Culinary Cardinals are selling their delicious truffle mac + cheese ($5) and strawberry lemonade ($1).
  • Thirsty? The Coffee Cart plans to be open too. 

Program 6:00 - 6:45 pm in the Gym  
For more info click here


Tim Swinehart

2015 Oregon Outstanding 

Social Studies High School

Educator of the Year

Over the weekend, at the annual conference of the Oregon Council for the Social Studies, Lincoln teacher Tim Swinehart received the 2015 Oregon Outstanding Social Studies High School Educator of the Year Award.  The OCSS board credited Swinehart's dedication to creating curriculum addressing the climate crisis, not only for his students at Lincoln, but for a broader community of teachers-through leading workshops at the annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference and as an instructor in Lewis & Clark's teacher education program. 


Each evening automated phone calls will be made to parents to notify them of any student absences. These calls are for notification purposes.

Parents are advised to excuse the absence by:
  • Sending a note to school with student and submitting to it Room 104
  • Call or email the attendance office
Students may come by room 104 to clarify absences. Regardless of age, all students are expected to provide parent notification in order to excuse absences. Please make sure to submit the phone number that you prefer to have receive these automated phone calls. Cell phone numbers may be used for this purpose. Parents should notify room 104 to have a number added to the auto-dialer.

Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule


 Session 1  8:15 - 11:30 am
 Session 2  12:30 - 3:30 pm
 Session 3  5:00 - 7:30 pm
 Session 4  8:15 - 11:30 am
 Session 5  12:30 - 3:30 pm
 Session 6  5:00 - 7:30 pm

Friday October 23rd No School

Conferences will be held in individual classrooms. Conferences are on a drop-in basis only. Parents may only sign-in during the current session on the specific day of the conference. 


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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,




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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PPS News

Children's Book Harvest seeks donations during parent/teacher conferences

September 30, 2015
This is a photograph of a child holding books.

The third annual book drive is part of the PPS Read Together initiative and aims to provide all students with books at home. 


Kids show the way to kindness

September 29, 2015

The PPS Successful Schools Survey showed parents, students and school staff are concerned about bullying, and now students from Rieke to Roseway Heights are working to bring kindness to their classrooms.


More modernized high schools begin to blossom

September 29, 2015

The PPS School Building Improvement Bond moves into a new phase this year with master planning for the modernization of Grant High School followed by master planning for Benson, Lincoln and Madison.


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