Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, IL - Niche

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Lane Tech College Prep High School is a public magnet school in Chicago, Illinois. It has 4,244 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 1,636 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2501 West Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5400

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,636 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Lane Tech is by far the best high school in Chicago. Our curriculum is outstanding. We have very strong math and science departments. The students add strong character to the school. The people I've met at Lane are the best people in the world. They are my favorite people to be around. The teachers are supportive and truly care about what happens to you after you graduate.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This is the best school to go to because of the diversity.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My only regret in attending Lane Tech is not joining anything my freshman year. I didn't joing any clubs or sports until my junior year, which was the dumbest thing I could ever do. I didn't join a club, so I didn't take part in IDays or INights and they were still such a good time that I can only imagine how fun it is for the dancers. Other great days are spirit week. Being an official part of the Lane Tech Alumni now, it makes me sad knowing I'll never experience the joy and pride that is felt in that building for the entire week.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lane Tech gives a perspective of the real worls
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The variety of sports activities the school offers is intense. If a student is looking for an opportunity, it is definitely there. Student involvement in events such as Pep Rally and Homecoming is extremely encouraged and fan support is a huge part of every home football game.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Schurz High School 2 mi. 2,337
3.66 Lincoln Park High School 3 mi. 2,328
4.33 Young Magnet High School 5 mi. 2,162
4.33 Evanston Township High School 7 mi. 2,976
2.00 Taft High School 6 mi. 2,911

Around Lane Tech College Prep High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 53%
Male 46%

Student Diversity

Lane Tech College Prep High School United States Evanston Township High School Lincoln Park High School Schurz High School Taft High School Young Magnet High School
Hispanic 47.0% 24.5% 16.0% 31.0% 80.0% 39.0% 22.0%
White 29.0% 51.6% 45.0% 26.0% 6.0% 48.0% 29.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.7% 3.0% 10.0% 1.0% 6.0% 17.0%
African American 8.0% 15.2% 30.0% 26.0% 9.0% 2.0% 26.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.6% 4.0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.4%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 23.0%
Grade 12 23.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 150 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 1% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 110 responses

  • 16% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 14% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 13% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 12% We take pride in our victories, and work very hard
  • 12% We have freedom, from classes to food choices
  • 9% It will always be a home
  • 8% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 7% It's so diverse!
  • 4% Clubs/Sports
  • 1% The abundance of College Tours
  • 0% We have all the AP classes
  • 0% Choir (so yeah, the Carreras!)
  • 0% "find someone that cares" is lying
  • 0% The great diversity!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 107 responses

  • 26% No air conditioning. the building becomes an oven
  • 17% Bathrooms/water fountains are dirty or broken
  • 16% We now have a demerit system in place
  • 8% Having to compete to get the classes we wanted
  • 6% The new rules (if it's not broken, don't "fix" it)
  • 5% Unfair athletic attention
  • 3% Other schools think we're stuck up
  • 3% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 3% Too focused on athletics
  • 2% Many teachers are boring or uninterested
  • 2% Not enough college readiness
  • 0% Horrible cafeteria food.
  • 0% The attendance Policy
  • 0% Antique building
  • 0% Some teachers don't care or don't teach well
  • 0% The behavior of other students
  • 0% Classes can be too stressful
  • 0% Can't take all of the electives Lane has.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 93 responses

  • 31% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 27% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 25% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 13% All the above
  • 3% The pride each student has in every aspect of Lane
  • 1% The great diversity!
  • 0% We have the Carrera twins! NO ONE else has them.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 109 responses

  • 37% Big school, big variety
  • 26% School of Champions
  • 19% Pride
  • 10% Family
  • 7% Unique
  • 1% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 107 responses

  • 24% All of the above
  • 21% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 19% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 9% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 7% Avoid staircase Z
  • 5% Don't run in the halls during passing periods
  • 4% All of the above except about Dignam (hate him).
  • 3% Walk the halls like you own them
  • 3% You really don't need a map!
  • 2% Get to know principal Dignam. He's down to earth!
  • 1% There's going to be a place for you at Lane.
  • 1% Get to know Principal Dignam. He is really chil
  • 1% Work hard and don't worry about others' opinions!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 94 responses

  • 37% I love everything about this school.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.