Abraham Lincoln High School (Denver)
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Abraham Lincoln High School Denver
Abraham Lincoln High School
2285 South Federal Blvd.


United States
MottoSimply The Best
School districtDenver Public Schools
PrincipalAntonio Esquibel
Faculty64.29 FTE[1]
Number of students969 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.07[1]
Campus size1 sq. city block
Campus typeInner city
Color(s)Blue and grey    

Abraham Lincoln High School is a public high school, founded in 1959, in Denver, Colorado, United States, and is named after President Abraham Lincoln.

The school's colors are blue and grey, representing the colors worn by the soldiers during the US Civil War; blue represents the North, and grey represents the South. The original shade used in the school's colors was royal blue, distinguishing it from Manual High School's Carolina blue & John F. Kennedy's navy blue in the Denver Public School District. The blue was transitioned from royal to navy beginning in the late 1990s. Some instances can be seen where silver replaces grey.

The school's mascot is a Lancer, which is a jousting knight holding a pole arm/lance.

Abraham Lincoln High School's traditional rival high school is John F. Kennedy High School, although rivalries have also existed with (Denver) West High School and (Denver) North High School.

Both Abraham Lincoln High School and John F. Kennedy High School have nearly exact original architecture.

ALHS currently has 1,400 students, four administrators, and 100 teachers. As of 2019, the principal is Antonio Esquibel, who returned to the job after his initial tenure from 2006-2011.

Abraham Lincoln High School is located in the Harvey Park neighborhood on the southwest side of Denver.


Enrolled in the 2009-2010 school year were 1,900 students.

Using federal government guidelines, 91.42% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.[2]


ALHS has a comprehensive ELA (English Language Acquisition) program for students learning English, a College Now program, and three computer labs.

ALHS has a special relationship with the University of Denver. Each year DU invites Lincoln freshmen to the campus for tours, workshops, and helps students with planning a college preparatory high school class schedule. In 2005-2006, Lincoln sent 11 graduating seniors to the University of Denver.


Abraham Lincoln High School was one of 16 schools nationwide (one of four in Denver) selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. EXCELerator includes a college prep curriculum designed to help students focus and succeed in college. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Lincoln closely follows the SIOP (Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol) model, has an outstanding JROTC program, and is part of the new Denver Scholarship Foundation, begun by Lincoln alum Tim Marquez, class of 1976.

The Denver Scholarship Foundation is a newly created partnership between community leaders, private donors, the City of Denver and Denver Public Schools. The foundation's mission is to provide post-secondary advising while a student attends Abraham Lincoln High School and financial assistance through a scholarship program for students who are admitted to one of 33 institutions in Colorado.

Sporting awards

On Saturday March 10, 2007, the Lincoln Lancers boys' basketball team won the class 4A Colorado state championship. Lincoln defeated the Ralston Valley Mustangs by a score of 63-52. This was Lincoln's first state title since a cross country win in 1968. They went back-to-back in 2008 to win their second consecutive 4A Colorado state championship. The men's soccer team were state runner-up in 2009 while the baseball team set a school record with 17 wins in 2010.

State championships:

  • Basketball (2007, 4A)
  • Basketball (2008, 4A)
  • Cross country (1960, I)
  • Cross country (1961, I)
  • Cross country (1962, I)
  • Cross country (1968, I)
  • Gymnastics (1961)
  • Gymnastics (1962)

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

See also


  2. ^ http://www.piton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=SchoolFacts.Summary&School_ID=161
  3. ^ Chmel, Janalee Card (March 1, 2007). "Community involvement runs deep for Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld". magazine-archive.du.edu. Retrieved 2020.

External links

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