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

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    7-12
  • Students
    4,090
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    2,090 4.0
  • Ranking

Lane Tech College Prep High School is a public, magnet, coed 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 2,090 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 2,090 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Every year, there are days set aside where incoming students and returning students can come in the lunch room and all the clubs will be there to recruit new members. There are many clubs and everyone is really nice. They want to make everyone comfortable and wanted. Club Presidents trust and respect others members as well.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Since this school is so big, cliques and groups can't really be formed in the way that you would expect. Everyone get along and there is the possibility of meeting someone new every year since no one knows everyone in the same grade level. Lane is that place where everyone can come together and everyone would fit no matter what. I would chose this school again, but the only thing I don't like is how big the school is. I like to have a close knit school where everyone knows everyone but Lane might be changing my perspective on this topic.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers are Lane love to get to know their students and want them to succeed. They present students with challenging materials in the hopes that students can overcome these tricky problems and will always be there to help when students need them.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a wide variety of clubs to join.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are good. Of course there are a couple that are not the best, but overall they are great.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Gender

Gender
Female 55%
Male 44%

Student Diversity

Lane Tech College Prep High School United States Illinois Evanston Township High School Lincoln Park High School Schurz High School Taft High School Young Magnet High School
Hispanic 46.0% 25.0% 25.3% 17.0% 32.0% 81.0% 39.0% 26.0%
White 31.0% 51.0% 48.4% 44.0% 28.0% 5.0% 48.0% 30.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 4.5% 4.0% 10.0% 1.0% 7.0% 14.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 18.0% 29.0% 24.0% 9.0% 2.0% 24.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.1% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 318 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 261 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% It's so diverse!
  • 10% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 9% Clubs/Sports
  • 8% It will always be a home
  • 7% You can always find someone that cares about you
  • 3% THE CARRERA BROTHERS!
  • 1% THE ADDED FREEDOMS BY dR. d
  • 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)
  • 5% THE OCCASIONAL lAZY tEACHER
  • 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 245 responses

  • 33% All the above
  • 21% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 13% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 12% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 10% 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% The great diversity!
  • 2% We have the Carrera twins! NO ONE else has them.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 264 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
  • 1% 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 248 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% 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.