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 1,641 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,641 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school has been satisfactory. This school is not just about academics or just about sorts, this school is about bringing together students from all over the city to get a fair, amazing education from these great teachers. The teachers work so hard everyday and try their best to see that each and everyone of their own and/or other student strive to their very best. This school has over 100 clubs, not including sports while managing 4000 other students plus our own LTAC program for 7th and 8th grade. Everyone does their best to see that everyone is treated fairly and properly no matter the grade or age. A favorite experience of mine at Lane Tech College Prep was when my amazing English teacher encouraged me to join debate team and I ended up getting accepted into the course. I also love that there are so many paths that each student can take based on their own likes or interests. If I were to do my high school selection process over again, there is no doubt I would do the exact same thing to allow me to attend the wonderful high school of Lane Tech College Prep.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love this school. Going to Lane Tech was the best choice of my life. Yeah, there were the occasional ups and downs but in the end, everything turned out fine. I would totally choose to relive the whole experience.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: When I first applied to selective enrollment, Lane was not my top choice. Now that I will be a senior, there is nothing about this school I could ever think about changing. I am so grateful for my coaches, teachers, and the friends I have made while attending Lane. I love the clubs and the athletics more than anything.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: In Lane I was able to do things others never thought I could do, I was able to make amazing friends, and have multiple friend groups. Everyone at Lane stands out because we're all different, but that's what makes Lane more like a family. All the victories are celebrated together, as well as the defeats. I wouldn't trade any of this amazing experience for the world because this school is my family, and my home.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lane Tech is a really great school with a lot of history and teachers who care about the success and happiness of their students. It can seem too big at times however, which makes it hard to find your group. There are also really great extracurriculars! I would come to this school again if I could do it all over.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Hamilton Elementary School Public
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3.33 Burley Elementary School Public
2.66 Goethe Elementary School Public
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2.00 North River Elementary School Public
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2.66 McPherson Elementary School Public
3.00 Blaine Elementary School Public
2.66 Murphy Elementary School Public
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2.00 Reilly Elementary School Public
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2.33 Stockton Elementary School Public
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1.00 ASPIRA Charter High School Public, Charter
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Our Lady of Grace School Private, Religious
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2.00 Stowe Elementary School Public
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2.66 Burr Elementary School Public

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

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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 155 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 115 responses

  • 16% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 14% 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
  • 9% 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% 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 111 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
  • 5% Unfair athletic attention
  • 5% The new rules (if it's not broken, don't "fix" it)
  • 4% Sometimes it seems to big.
  • 4% 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% 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 98 responses

  • 32% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 26% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 23% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 14% All the above
  • 4% 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 113 responses

  • 35% Big school, big variety
  • 28% 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 112 responses

  • 24% All of the above
  • 23% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 18% Be yourself, be confident, be outgoing
  • 10% Don't be afraid, be confident.
  • 7% Avoid staircase Z
  • 4% 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 98 responses

  • 38% I love everything about this school.
  • 58% 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.