A bird's eye view of the new Lincoln High School, looking southwest. Southwest Salmon Street is in the foreground.

A bird’s eye view of the new Lincoln High School, looking southwest. Southwest Salmon Street is in the foreground.

Courtesy of Portland Public Schools/Bora Architects

The new vision for Lincoln High School calls for a seven-story tower of academic classrooms and teaching space. A center courtyard will separate the tower from a three-story theater and a gym above an adequately sized (finally) cafeteria.

Inner Southwest Portland’s Lincoln High is densely packed with 1,700 largely high-achieving students. Complaints of the small, inadequate cafeteria have been a frequent rallying cry for the Cardinals community.

The inner city school is scheduled break ground on its new building in 2020, to open for the 2022-23 academic year. The building is still envisioned as a 289,000-square-foot plan with 206,000 square feet as instructional space.

The Plan for Lincoln:

  • First floor: Cafeteria, lockers, administration, theater, performing arts studio, food pantry and teen parent resource center.
  • Second floor: Special education classrooms, counseling, gym and other classrooms.
  • Third floor: Classrooms, library and more athletics rooms.
  • Fourth through seventh floors: Classrooms and flex spaces. The top floor will likely house the art and science classrooms for maximum ventilation.

Read the full article at The Portland Tribune.