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Lane Tech College Prep High School is a public, magnet school in Chicago, IL. It has 4,170 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 973 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Academics: The academics here are really good. There is a class for almost any interest, and new classes are created every year. The scheduling process is a little frustrating, though. The administration is trying to make everything done through a computer now, and they don't really seem to know what they're doing. But, if you can get into the classes you want, you are sure to have a great year.

5
High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: International days are the best thing at Lane Tech. This is what sets Lane Tech apart from the rest. It's so much fun watching everyone dance to cultural music on a big stage! We have other clubs like recycling, key club, religious clubs and other stuff.

3
High School Senior

On Resources & Facilities: The bathrooms are horrible. No doors, wet floors, urinals that don't flush and stuffed up toilets. The water fountains serve warm water and the water spouts out only 2 inches (try to keep your lips off of that!). Theres only 6 counselors for 4,000 students, that's never going to work. Tutoring is great because there are always multiple teachers there to help.

4
High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: This school has tons of school spirit. During spirit week everyone gets involved! Most sporting events are packed with fans or kids who just hang out after school and have nothing to do. Lots of support for athletes. All teams share the facilities equally.

4
High School Junior

On Extracurriculars: Join international clubs in order to participate in International Days. It takes a lot of work but is worth it!

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Lane Tech College Prep High School is a public, magnet school in Chicago, IL. It has 4,170 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 973 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

89%

Test Performance

94
Lane Tech College Prep High School performed better than 94% of other schools on Illinois math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1840

Based on 21 students surveyed
Math
610
Verbal
620
Writing
610

ACT:
27

Based on 462 students surveyed
Math
26
English
28
Reading
28
Science
26
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 30% No air conditioning. the building becomes an oven
  • 21% We now have a demerit system in place
  • 14% Bathrooms/water fountains are dirty or broken
  • 7% Other schools think we're stuck up
  • 7% Unfair athletic attention
  • 7% The new rules (if it's not broken, don't "fix" it)
  • 4% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 4% Too focused on athletics
  • 4% Having to compete to get the classes we wanted
  • 3% Many teachers are boring or uninterested

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 16% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 15% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 14% We take pride in our victories, and work very hard
  • 12% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 11% It will always be a home
  • 11% We have freedom, from classes to food choices

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 28% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 24% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 14% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 14% Avoid staircase Z
  • 10% Don't run in the halls during passing periods
  • 7% You really don't need a map!
  • 3% Walk the halls like you own them

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 54% Big school, big variety
  • 36% Pride
  • 11% Unique

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 92 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 1% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 50% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 27% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 23% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
46.8%
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Female
53.2%
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Racial Diversity

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Hispanic
46.8%
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White
28.9%
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Asian
10.8%
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African American
9.5%
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Multiracial
3.1%
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Native American
0.6%
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Pacific Islander
0.2%