Our School District
Lincoln Public Schools is the second largest public school district in Nebraska, located in the heart of the plains, renowned for its long-standing legacy of educational excellence and tradition of rigorous academic achievement. The school district is growing and thriving, serving over 42,000 students in more than 60 schools and programs.
The school district also offers high school students an International Baccalaureate Program, extensive school-to-careers programs, an alternative high school setting, and focus programs in science, arts and humanities, information technology and entrepreneurship. Other special features include all-day kindergarten, a Reading Recovery program for first-graders, a booming English Language Learner program, hands-on instructional technology lessons, broad special education services, and a fully developed enrichment program for students identified as gifted.
LPS stresses a strong academic focus on core, cornerstone lessons of reading, writing, arithmetic, science and social studies, but also provides enrichment classes in fine and visual arts, foreign language and business, plus a vast array of after-school athletics and activities.
Photos: Superintendent, Dr. Steve Joel
This is the first in a series of four videos, recorded pre-COVID-19, that feature winners of the Inspire Award from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.
June 05, 2020
Southeast High School Principal Brent Toalson announced in an email on Friday to staff, students and families that he plans to retire in August.
June 05, 2020
The TRACKS Scholar Empowerment program at Belmont Elementary School offers students an opportunity every spring to develop their leadership skills. Even though they couldn’t meet in person this spring, the program’s 12 students were able to participate virtually.
June 04, 2020
Community members will have two more opportunities to virtually preview the new high school design concepts unveiled by Lincoln Public Schools and ask staff questions.
June 03, 2020
At LPS, we remain committed to supporting students and families as our community comes together to work on systematic change. We want our students to have a safe place to express their concerns and to be heard. We have various staff available for any LPS student who would like to talk about their feelings and ways to peacefully and positively respond.
May 31, 2020
On Sunday, May 31, we celebrate the graduates from Yankee Hill Education Center and Bryan Community Focus Program!
May 31, 2020
We recently interviewed Lincoln High School Principal Mark Larson for episode 62 of the LPS podcast, Stories from Lincoln Public Schools. The following is an edited and condensed version of that interview.
May 29, 2020