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 4,238 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 1,661 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,661 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lane has done me very well and has very much prepared me for college. I am glad I got to do Varsity Lacrosse and I love the athletics at the school, but honestly I am ready to move on and start my real life with ym own choices and responsibilities.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall I do love the school, mostly because some of my favorite teachers are there and they had a huge impact on me college wise. Some of the most important people in my life I met there as well, so in general I love the people there more than the school itself.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It has a great variety, curriculum, and opportunities
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It is a great school but sometimes the teachers seem to be more childish than the students. It is a huge place with plenty of space for new friends
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Lane have been amazing. The faculty and students create a caring and welcoming environment . The thing that makes this school unique is how determined the teachers and faculty are to get the students ready for college. If I could do it all over again, I would choose Lane again. Not because the school is known as the "School of Champions", but because the school is truly one big family and a second home for its students.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 Schurz High School 2 mi. 2,356
3.66 Lincoln Park High School 3 mi. 2,214
4.33 Young Magnet High School 5 mi. 2,196
2.33 UNO Network Elementary Charter School 7 mi. 6,518
4.33 Evanston Township High School 7 mi. 2,985

Around Lane Tech College Prep High School

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


Female 54%
Male 45%

Student Diversity

Lane Tech College Prep High School United States Evanston Township High School Lincoln Park High School Schurz High School UNO Network Elementary Charter School Young Magnet High School
Hispanic 46.0% 25.0% 15.0% 31.0% 81.0% 94.0% 24.0%
White 30.0% 51.0% 44.0% 28.0% 5.0% 0% 29.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 3.0% 10.0% 1.0% 0% 16.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 30.0% 25.0% 8.0% 2.0% 25.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 5.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 174 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 1% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 133 responses

  • 15% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 13% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 12% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 12% We have freedom, from classes to food choices
  • 12% We take pride in our victories, and work very hard
  • 8% It will always be a home
  • 8% It's so diverse!
  • 8% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 6% Clubs/Sports
  • 1% The abundance of College Tours
  • 0% Choir (so yeah, the Carreras!)
  • 0% We have all the AP classes
  • 0% The great diversity!
  • 0% "find someone that cares" is lying

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 130 responses

  • 26% No air conditioning. the building becomes an oven
  • 18% Bathrooms/water fountains are dirty or broken
  • 15% We now have a demerit system in place
  • 8% Having to compete to get the classes we wanted
  • 6% Unfair athletic attention
  • 5% The new rules (if it's not broken, don't "fix" it)
  • 4% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 3% Other schools think we're stuck up
  • 3% Too focused on athletics
  • 3% 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.
  • 0% Demerits and punishments can be a bit exteme

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 117 responses

  • 30% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 21% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 21% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 18% All the above
  • 3% The pride each student has in every aspect of Lane
  • 3% We have the Carrera twins! NO ONE else has them.
  • 2% The great diversity!
  • 2% Great diversity and wide range of interests

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 133 responses

  • 37% Big school, big variety
  • 26% School of Champions
  • 17% Pride
  • 9% Family
  • 6% Unique
  • 2% Diversity
  • 1% Home
  • 1% Diverse school with opportunities and options
  • 1% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 131 responses

  • 22% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 21% All of the above
  • 19% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 10% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 6% Avoid staircase Z
  • 4% Don't run in the halls during passing periods
  • 4% Walk the halls like you own them
  • 4% All of the above except about Dignam (hate him).
  • 2% You really don't need a map!
  • 2% Be your own person.
  • 2% There's going to be a place for you at Lane.
  • 2% Get to know principal Dignam. He's down to earth!
  • 1% Take advantage of tutoring and other resources
  • 1% Don't change yourself to try to fit in.
  • 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 116 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.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.