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Abraham Lincoln High School

School code number: 405
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - MTF: 3:15 p.m., WTh: 2:17 p.m.

2162 24th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94116
Neighborhood: Parkside/Sunset
Phone: 415-759-2700
Fax: 415-566-2224
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Principal: Barnaby O. Payne

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Abraham Lincoln High School is a comprehensive high school with a long history of high expectations and excellence. The goal is to provide a positive, nurturing school environment that supports high academic performance and high student self-image. We recognize that students bring their diverse experiences into the classroom, and believe instruction should be responsive to different student learning needs. In addition, Lincoln offers a rigorous AP and honors program, services for Special Education severely and non-severely impaired students, a comprehensive English Language Learner (ELL) program that prepares students to become bilingual and biliterate, Career Academies, a Wellness Center, Peer Resource Program, AVID, Step-to-College, and a wide variety of clubs, athletic, and other extracurricular activities. The Environmental Service Learning Initiative promotes environmental and social justice. We also feature community partnerships with 14 different community agencies.

Our teachers focus on authenticity, relevance, enthusiasm, critical thought, and creativity, while allowing students to take pride in their success. We hold ourselves accountable to a culture of service and support. It means that school staff share responsibility for each student's success.

School Tours

Call to schedule an appointment. Tours are usually on Wednesdays from September through December, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Prospective students can shadow a current student on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, September through February, 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.


ALHS students follow the SFUSD Student/Parent/Caregiver guidelines for appropriate dress.

Afterschool Programs

ExCEL program is available Monday through Friday from the end of school until 6 p.m. Call 415-242-7130 for more information.

Also available: after-school tutoring, CAHSEE intervention, extracurricular clubs, intramural sports teams, credit recovery, online courses, music, drama, stage crew, teen center, subject area tutoring, homework center, parent workshops, English Language Learner support classes, counseling, break dancing and many other student activities.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program
  • Separate classes with a focus on services for emotional disturbance
  • Mild/moderate separate classes
  • Moderate/severe separate classes

Language Programs

  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
English Plus Pathway, Newcomer Pathway (Cantonese 9-11, Spanish 9-11), Secondary Dual Language Pathway (Cantonese 9-12); Chinese Immersion and accelerated World Language pathways.

Student Support Programs

ALHS offers a full student support program that includes a deans' office committed to restorative disciplinary practices, community service, peer resources, grade level and college/career counselors and a policy of individual intervention counseling for all Lincoln students.


ALHS offers all SFUSD Academic Athletic Association sports that compete at the district and state level. ALHS is dedicated to academic excellence in every team and carries on the traditions and rivalries with high schools throughout the City.

Arts and Enrichment

ALHS offers instrumental and vocal music, drama and stage crew, advanced placement studio art and art history, architecture, drawing, and ceramics, public speaking, forensics, newspaper journalism, and yearbook.

School Day Academic Enrichment

ALHS offers six, open-enrollment, award winning, school-to-career technical programs for 21st century skills including the Teacher Academy, the Green Academy, the Finance Academy, the Information Technology Academy, as well as the Biotechnology and Architecture/Engineering Pathways. Each program offers college credit, professional internships, multiple outcomes and college preparedness beyond the General Education program. ALHS also offers a four-year Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program for first-generation college entrance with emphasis on study skills, organization, and self-advocacy.


Teacher Academy; Academy of Finance; Academy of Information Technology; Green Academy; Biotechnology Pathway; and Architecture/Engineering Pathway.

College Counseling/Support Programs

All classes meet A-G requirements; grade level and English Language Learner counseling; a full-service college/career counseling center; scholarship programs; deans' office dedicated to restorative practices in all matters of student discipline; peer resources and conflict mediation; SAP/SST facilitation for struggling students; truancy protocols; parent/caregiver partnerships in school communication, Step-To-College, and UC/CSU/CCSF outreach programs.


A California Distinguished School


Over 60 student-centered clubs and organizations.

Additional Info

6 years WASC accreditation - 2012