Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, California)

Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, California)

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Abraham Lincoln High School (San Francisco, California)

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Abraham Lincoln High School is a California Distinguished, fully accredited comprehensive public high school located in the Sunset District of San Francisco, California. The school is named after the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln.

History

Abraham Lincoln High School was established on Tuesday, August 27, 1940, accepting approximately 950 students under its first principal, Clyde W. White. The opening and dedication ceremony was held on September 22, 1940

A 1938 bond issue, approved by San Francisco voters to address the increasing population in the Western San Francisco area, financed the incorporation of Abraham Lincoln High School with a three-story building of 50 classrooms, library, and cafeteria as well as a football field, costing over $750,000 in 1940 (adjusted for 2005 dollars, this would be over $10 million). Additions such as the North and South Gymnasiums, the auditorium, and the bungalow expansion were completed later.

Location

In the dead center of the Sunset District, Abraham Lincoln High School occupies four blocks demarcated by the intersections of Quintara Street & Santiago Street and 22nd Avenue & 24th Avenue. The school is also located near the Sunset Reservoir, which supplies the Water for the entire Sunset district and serves as a rectangular, city-block track for physical education, and directly north of McCoppin Square and the Parkside branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

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