Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, New York)

Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, New York)

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Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, New York)

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Abraham Lincoln High School is a public high school located at 2800 Ocean Parkway, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, and is part of Region 7 in the New York City Department of Education. The principal is Ari Hoogenboom, and the school has 2581 students in grades nine through twelve.

Built in 1929, Lincoln has graduated several Nobel Prize winners and famous doctors, scientists, engineers, politicians, and other celebrities. In 1955, several ALHS students formed the doo-wop group The Tokens, best known for their #1 Pop Chart Hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

Abraham Lincoln High School, Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, John Adams High School, and Grover Cleveland High School were all built during the Great Depression from one set of blueprints, in order to save money.

Student demographics

In 2007, there were 2,688 students enrolled in Abraham Lincoln High School. The School's Student Government president is Shawn Bernstein.

The school's racial composition is very diverse. African American students made up 38.3% of the school's student population, forming a plurality of the student body. White students made up over one-quarter (26.3%) of the student population, while Hispanic and Latino students made up over one-fifth (21.1%) of the student body. Asian American students made up 14.0% of the student populace, and Native Americans made up the remaining 0.3%.

Notable alumni

  • Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig in 1941), class of......
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