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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    1,601 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 1,601 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,601 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • N/A
    Administration & Policies: I am not very knowledgeable with the discipline policies because I have never encountered them personally.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: The facilities at Lane are for the most part state of the art and fully functioning. They have a swimming pool, and football stadium, a track, and soccer field, a lacrosse field and are building a baseball field right now. The only facility we do not have are tennis courts but the tennis team uses the local park's. For anyone looking to participate in sports this school is the best place to be.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teaching staff at Lane is great. Most teachers are professionals in the field and have Masters Degrees or PhD's. This creates a conducive learning environment and allows for personal and academic growth. They are very well trained and all strive to meet the individual needs of their students and how each individual learns best.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are over 30 international clubs alone. Any student can start a club with a teacher sponsor. There are hundreds of clubs at Lane Tech to become involved in and every person can find several they will enjoy.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Admissions: This school is very conducive for everyone. It provides the most AP classes out of any CPS school and no matter the student's interests or hobbies they will find their niche quickly. From sports to the robotics team to Acapella Club, Lane Tech not only has top notch academics but has endless extracurriculars. The size supports great diversity and has several international clubs that preform their heritage dance every year at International Days and International Nights. For anybody in the city looking for a rigorous and diverse school Lane Tech will be a great match.

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. 2,337
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%


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 141 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 101 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!
  • 4% 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 99 responses

  • 27% No air conditioning. the building becomes an oven
  • 16% We now have a demerit system in place
  • 16% Bathrooms/water fountains are dirty or broken
  • 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% Too focused on athletics
  • 3% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 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% Can't take all of the electives Lane has.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 85 responses

  • 35% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 29% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 26% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 7% All the above
  • 4% 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 100 responses

  • 38% Big school, big variety
  • 25% School of Champions
  • 21% Pride
  • 8% Family
  • 7% Unique
  • 1% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 97 responses

  • 22% All of the above
  • 21% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 20% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 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 86 responses

  • 37% I love everything about this school.
  • 58% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.