Lincoln - Historic AHS Facts and Figures for Timeline
Source: AISD history prepared for Dr. David Polnick, c. 2007 and newspaper archives.
- 1889 - first school located on this property at South First (Bankhead Highway and Peach Streets)
- 1923 -
- Construction began on the new high school located at South First and Peach.
- Cost of the construction was $186,543.
- Old high school had a fire and was repaired, then served as Central Ward Elementary.
- The first high school was just to the northeast of the 1923 building.
- The High School Athletic Association built a stadium for the schools on the high school grounds.
- First graduation for African-American School - held at Macedonia Baptist Church.
- 1927 -
- An addition was made to Abilene High for $42,216.
- June 16: the Abilene School Board voted unanimously to enforce the rule of a teacher automatically resigning her position in the school when she married.
- 1928 -
- The auditorium was added to Abilene High for $103,620.
- 1929 -
- The “Eagle’s Nest” gym was added to Abilene High for $68,155.
- 1941 -
- Addition of Machine Shop at AHS - $6,000.
- 1955 -
- New Abilene High building on Mockingbird constructed for $2,008,265
- Existing Abilene High becomes Lincoln Junior High.
- 1957 -
- Bond election passes for new football stadium on E.S. 11th
- Bonds provide for construction, repair and equipment in all schools ($1,250,000)
- Renovation of Lincoln Junior High - cost of $149,528
- 1977 -
- Six tennis courts added at Lincoln Junior High for $120,000
- 1980 -
- Dressing room alterations at Lincoln Junior High
- Funds allocated to modernize existing campuses, including $484,000 for Lincoln.
- 1992 -
- Unused bond funds for Middle School improvements: $322,782 for Lincoln, funding boys’ gym ventilation, restrooms, new windows and basketball goals.
- District boundary lines were redrawn
- 1999 -
- Kitchen upgrades at Lincoln, $84,351
- Electrical upgrades at Lincoln, $133,063
- 2004 -
- Bond issue passes for $79.5 million that provides upgrades but not for Lincoln, which is to be closed.
- but Proposition 3 for $58 million to build one high school for grades 10-12 failed by 30/70 percentage.
- 2008 -
- A bond election totaling $83 million is put to the voters.
- Proposition 2 is $21.5 million for turning Lincoln campus into a career-tech high school, funding renovation and 50% new construction.
- Proposition 2 fails by around 660 votes, the closest of all the propositions.
- 2009 -
- School Board decides it has no future educational use for Lincoln
- A new bond election is put before the voters to build a career-tech high school and not use the Lincoln campus. It fails by 30/70 ratio.
- December 2010 -
- School board adopts 2010 Plan for the Disposition of Surplus Property
- Lincoln and Valley View campuses available immediately
- Four other campuses available Fall 2011 through Fall 2012
From the AISD 2010 Plan for the Disposition of Surplus Real Property:
Location: 1699 South First Street
Lot size: 7.8 acres
Building size: 104,895 square feet
Configuration: 3 floors and basement in main building
Value/Min. Bid $500,000
To be sold by: February, 2012
Conditions of Sale:
The property will be sold by competitive sealed bid. While a year long window for bid acceptance may seem exceptionally long, administration strongly encourages the big window in respect to the historical and sentimental significance of this plant to our community. The District is obligated to take the most competitive offer at the end of the marketing period; however, we believe it is important to allow time for historical socieites, community advocates and other Lincoln admirers to create and fund a plan to compete for this facility. The exact date and location to receive bids will be determined.