Introducing Lincoln East Southeast High School

By: Mr. Wilson on August 18, 2011
It's no surprise that Lincoln is going to need a new high school some day. After all, we'll be hitting 300,000 residents before we know it. So early talk about a new high school makes sense, right? Well, sort of. But I think a question has been skipped over. It's fine to plan for the inevitable Stevens Creek High, I first would like to know how we can address increasing enrollment by filling the spots already available to us. While North Star, Southeast, and Southwest are all sitting around 1,900 students or more, Lincoln High, East, and Northeast are at 1,500 or below. Local taxpayers aren't going to be eager to fund a new high school until they're sure that existing resources are being fully utilized. There's another matter to consider, even though it'll make many folks cringe. What about athletic facilities? Like it or not, it's a topic that's going to come up. Seacrest is fairly well packed with football and soccer games already. There have been rumblings for at least a decade about a high school sports complex down by Haymarket Park. Perhaps that conversation comes back alongside the talk of a new high school. One thing is certain: a new high school isn't likely to stick with the tradition of using compass points in its name. Lincoln East Southeast High School just doesn't cut it.


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August 18, 2011 at 12:49PM

I just had this discussion this morning. I said “Southeaster” didn’t sound right, and said it could be SouthSoutheast.

I don’t find the direction names to be problem, and it still pisses me off that North Star (which I have absolutely no affiliation with or opinion of) was not simply named “Lincoln North.” Of course the idea of using an alligator to represent a Navigator is another whole issue, but whatever.

Southwest makes sense. Depending on where they would put the new one, it could just be Lincoln South.

Mr. Wilson
August 18, 2011 at 1:25PM

Yeah, I completely glossed over the obvious Lincoln South. I’m not sure why that didn’t register in my mind. I suppose it’s because in my mind a future Lincoln South should be between 27th and 40th Streets, while I would place the new school farther east.

August 23, 2011 at 3:52PM

What about Lincoln Easterly? Or Lincoln Southeastish?

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