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 4,090 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 2,047 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 2,047 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Whatever interests you harbor you are bound to find a club to suit your tastes at lane. If you like sports lane has a lot of different ones to chose from. Anything from anime club to homeland helpers all are designed to make you feel welcome. The international clubs are a highlight in our school. It's all very diverse and fun.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: If I could chose to start my high school career all over again I would change the amount of time and effort I put forth in school. I would make myself commit 100% to school and try my hardest. Rather then what I managed to accomplish and it wasn't bad but of course it could have been better. Also I wish I joined more clubs.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Overall, all the teachers possesses this drive and love for their subject matter. Lectures or power points usually help me learn subject matter. There is a new style of teaching I was introduced to this year. It is a class that is almost 100% self taught. The teacher simply gives us notes and projects and expects us to learn. It's a horrible style that in my opinion doesn't reinforce learning.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are many options to choose from. Majority of the students are involved in some kind of extracurricular.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: International Days is one of my favorite events at Lane. Everyone should be able to experience it at least for one year. My overall experience was great though. Never had a problem with students, some teachers sucked but in general they were all amazing, and there was always something going on at Lane which was great.

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1.66 Schurz High School 2 mi. 2,359
3.66 Lincoln Park High School 3 mi. 2,227
4.33 Young Magnet High School 5 mi. 2,197
4.33 Evanston Township High School 7 mi. 2,959
2.33 Taft High School 6 mi. 3,152

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


Female 55%
Male 44%

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 46.0% 25.0% 17.0% 32.0% 81.0% 39.0% 26.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 44.0% 28.0% 5.0% 48.0% 30.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 4.0% 10.0% 1.0% 7.0% 14.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 29.0% 24.0% 9.0% 2.0% 24.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 7 2.7%
Grade 8 2.7%
Grade 9 22.8%
Grade 10 19.9%
Grade 11 27.6%
Grade 12 24.4%

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 305 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 1% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 248 responses

  • 15% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 13% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 11% We take pride in our victories, and work very hard
  • 11% We have freedom, from classes to food choices
  • 10% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 10% It's so diverse!
  • 9% Clubs/Sports
  • 8% It will always be a home
  • 7% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 1% We have all the AP classes
  • 1% The abundance of College Tours
  • 0% The great diversity!
  • 0% Choir (so yeah, the Carreras!)
  • 0% You never forget the honor of Lane Tech.
  • 0% International Idays/clubs
  • 0% The fact that it's open minded
  • 0% All of the above and so much more
  • 0% Counselors and Teachers that Genuinely Care

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 148 responses

  • 24% No air conditioning. the building becomes an oven
  • 17% 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
  • 5% 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
  • 1% Classes can be too stressful
  • 1% Some teachers don't care or don't teach well
  • 1% Can't take all of the electives Lane has.
  • 1% Demerits and punishments can be a bit exteme
  • 1% Not enough funding for the music/art departments
  • 0% The attendance Policy
  • 0% Student arrogance
  • 0% Horrible cafeteria food.

What one change would you suggest to improve the overall experience at this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Finding a way to start morning classes later.
  • 33% For such a populated school they do a great job
  • 17% Finding a way to start lunch times later.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 232 responses

  • 33% All the above
  • 22% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 14% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 12% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 9% All of the above ESPECIALLY the Carrera twins!!
  • 3% The pride each student has in every aspect of Lane
  • 3% Great diversity and wide range of interests
  • 2% We have the Carrera twins! NO ONE else has them.
  • 2% The great diversity!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 251 responses

  • 29% Big school, big variety
  • 29% School of Champions
  • 14% Pride
  • 10% Diverse school with opportunities and options
  • 8% Family
  • 4% Unique
  • 3% Home
  • 2% Diversity
  • 0% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 149 responses

  • 22% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 21% All of the above
  • 19% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 9% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 7% Avoid staircase Z
  • 4% Don't run in the halls during passing periods
  • 3% Walk the halls like you own them
  • 3% All of the above except about Dignam (hate him).
  • 3% You really don't need a map!
  • 1% Be your own person.
  • 1% There's going to be a place for you at Lane.
  • 1% Get to know principal Dignam. He's down to earth!
  • 1% All, except dignam is no longer there
  • 1% Stand up to someone if they're being mean.
  • 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 235 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% 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.