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

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    Public, Magnet
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    1,647 3.9
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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 1,647 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,647 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Admissions: I believe that getting into this high school was challenging. In order for me to get into this high school, I needed good grades in elementary school and a high score on the ISAT. Financial aid is kind to us, if we get free/reduced lunch we are able to waive many application fees or class fees.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Food: The off campus at this school is great, there are many restaurants and food options surrounding thing school. A good part of the off campus lunch option is if you don't have money or its cold outside, one can eat inside and still enjoy a lunch with much time. Unlike many other schools, our lunch is a privilege and we appreciate it. Because of this, many students get the best of what is given to them.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: While Lane tech changed principles a couple of years ago, the rules have changed. The rules that came with the new principal have been good ones as the students all enjoy the freedom they are given. However there are rules that should not be broken and students know this. Because of this, there aren't many rules broken.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The sports at Lane tech are great ones, giving the school the name of "school of champions." With all the great coaches and staff available for each sport, it's easy for the athletes to be the best of who they can be and dominate their sport. Without the coaches and staff available, it'd be hard for all of this dominating to take place. With so many sports doing well, the school continues to get better and better every year.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers at school are among the best in the nation. They not only prepare you well for future jobs and basic skills one will need, but do so in a caring manner. They do all they can to help students, whether it be before school, after school or during lunch periods. These teachers are available at all times and at all costs. That's why they are the best.

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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

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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 145 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 105 responses

  • 16% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 14% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 14% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 12% We take pride in our victories, and work very hard
  • 11% We have freedom, from classes to food choices
  • 8% It will always be a home
  • 8% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 7% It's so diverse!
  • 5% Clubs/Sports
  • 1% The abundance of College Tours
  • 0% We have all the AP classes
  • 0% "find someone that cares" is lying
  • 0% The great diversity!

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 103 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% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 3% Other schools think we're stuck up
  • 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% Classes can be too stressful
  • 0% The behavior of other students
  • 0% Can't take all of the electives Lane has.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 89 responses

  • 33% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 27% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 26% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 10% All the above
  • 3% The pride each student has in every aspect of Lane
  • 0% The great diversity!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 104 responses

  • 38% Big school, big variety
  • 25% School of Champions
  • 20% Pride
  • 9% Family
  • 8% Unique
  • 1% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 101 responses

  • 24% All of the above
  • 20% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 20% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 10% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 8% 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% Get to know Principal Dignam. He is really chil
  • 1% Work hard and don't worry about others' opinions!
  • 0% There's going to be a place for you at Lane.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 90 responses

  • 36% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% 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.