Lincoln Public Schools will open the doors to a new high school in the fall of 2022. This would be the seventh LPS high school in Lincoln. Scott Wieskamp, director of operations for Lincoln Public Schools, said another high school was severely needed because of overcapacity.
The school’s location will be at Northwest 48th and West Holdrege Street.
Cedric Cooper, current Schoo Middle School principal, will serve as the first principal of the new high school. Cooper said he is excited about building a culture with the community of a new high school.
After more than 200 name suggestions from community members, the committee decided to carry on the directional tradition of naming Lincoln’s public high schools. However, the Lincoln Board of Education must approve the recommendation.