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

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    Public, Magnet
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    1,649 3.9
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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 1,649 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 1,649 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great school! Amazing musicals and choir concerts!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is amazing and offers a ton of classes and clubs/sports
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great school in general... Everyone can always find a way to fit in. Lots of activities and opportunities to have fun.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I really don't have too much to complain about, of course i have had a few annoying teachers and classes, cut overall its very fun. What can really get annoying is that if you make a friend one year, your very lucky if you ever see them again after that since the school is so big and their are a lot of students, so its a new crowd in almost every class unless you are in the alpha program. Other than that i think its great, and with some of the new renovations going on i'm sure it will get better, except for some of the odd modernization of certain things, it would be nice if the inside kept more of its old charm.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Lane is overall, a really awesome school. There's such a large diverse student body, it's almost impossible to not have any friends here. We literally have every type of person at lane. There's a ton of (ethnic) clubs & sports and activities for you to get involved in at lane. I'm not saying that Lane is the perfect school because it has it's flaws (mostly architectural and structural/ functional but that's because the school is over 100 years old. They are currently renovating the entire building). Lane also as a great overall curriculum, a wide diverse range of classes are offered as well. The school is intimidating at first, but once you get comfort with it and find a solid group of friends, it's such an amazing time. This is going to be my fourth year at Lane (I was in the Academic Center for 7th & 8th graders, which is just as awesome as the high school portion). And I often make complain out of fun to mom about sending to Lane when I get backed up assignments and projects but I honestly can't imagine myself anywhere else.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.66 Gordon Tech High School Private, Religious
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2.66 St. Benedict Preparatory School Private, Religious
St. Benedict Elementary School Private, Religious
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Thresholds High School Private, Special Education
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2.33 Cleveland Elementary School Public
St. John Berchmans School Private, Religious
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Queen of Angels Elementary School Private, Religious
2.33 Waters Elementary School Public
St. Andrew School Private, Religious
North Park Elementary School Private
Pilgrim Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Hamilton Elementary School Public
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
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3.33 Burley Elementary School Public
2.66 Goethe Elementary School Public
2.66 Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center Public
2.00 North River Elementary School Public
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St. Luke Academy Private, Religious
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2.66 McPherson Elementary School Public
3.00 Blaine Elementary School Public
2.66 Murphy Elementary School Public
2.33 Prescott Elementary School Public
Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts Private, Religious
2.33 Chase Elementary School Public
2.66 Pulaski International School of Chicago Public
St. Sylvester Elementary School Private, Religious
2.33 Henry Elementary School Public
2.00 Reilly Elementary School Public
Salem Christian School Private, Religious
Park View Lutheran School Private, Religious
St. Hyacinth Basilica School Private, Religious
2.66 Budlong Elementary School Public
2.00 Roosevelt High School Public
2.00 Marshall Middle School Public
2.66 Chappell Elementary School Public
2.33 Stockton Elementary School Public
Humboldt Community Christian School Private, Religious
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2.00 Yates Elementary School Public
2.00 Monroe Elementary School Public
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2.66 Drummond Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Garcia Lorca Elementary School Public
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St. Mary of the Angels School Private, Religious
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Our Lady of Grace School Private, Religious
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2.00 Haugan Elementary School Public
2.33 Trumbull Elementary School Public
Lutheran Unity School East Campus Private, Religious
3.00 Inter-American Elementary Magnet School Public, Magnet
Rogers Park Montessori School Private, Montessori
St. Philip Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.00 Funston Elementary School Public
Roque de Duprey Elementary School Public
2.33 Von Humboldt Elementary School Public
2.33 Erie Elementary Charter School Public, Charter
2.66 Sabin Elementary Magnet School Public, Magnet
2.00 Stowe Elementary School Public
2.33 Stewart Elementary School Public
2.00 Mozart Elementary School Public
4.33 Northside College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet
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 163 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 123 responses

  • 15% Many opportunities that wouldnt be anywhere else
  • 14% There is a certain honor that comes with attending
  • 13% You are guaranteed to find your niche
  • 12% We have freedom, from classes to food choices
  • 11% 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
  • 8% It's so diverse!
  • 5% Clubs/Sports
  • 1% The abundance of College Tours
  • 0% We have all the AP classes
  • 0% The great diversity!
  • 0% Choir (so yeah, the Carreras!)
  • 0% "find someone that cares" is lying

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 118 responses

  • 25% 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
  • 6% 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
  • 3% Many teachers are boring or uninterested
  • 2% Not enough college readiness
  • 0% Antique building
  • 0% Some teachers don't care or don't teach well
  • 0% Horrible cafeteria food.
  • 0% The attendance Policy
  • 0% Classes can be too stressful
  • 0% Can't take all of the electives Lane has.
  • 0% The behavior of other students
  • 0% Student arrogance

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 106 responses

  • 31% Its the biggest school in Chicago and offers a lot
  • 24% Of everything! From the most AP classes to sports!
  • 23% Offers almost anything of interest to everyone
  • 16% All the above
  • 4% The pride each student has in every aspect of Lane
  • 2% The great diversity!
  • 1% We have the Carrera twins! NO ONE else has them.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 121 responses

  • 37% Big school, big variety
  • 27% School of Champions
  • 19% Pride
  • 9% Family
  • 7% Unique
  • 1% Advance

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 119 responses

  • 24% Don't wait until senior year to join clubs&teams!
  • 23% 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% All of the above except about Dignam (hate him).
  • 3% You really don't need a map!
  • 3% Walk the halls like you own them
  • 2% Get to know principal Dignam. He's down to earth!
  • 1% Work hard and don't worry about others' opinions!
  • 1% Get to know Principal Dignam. He is really chil
  • 1% There's going to be a place for you at Lane.
  • 1% Be your own person.
  • 1% Don't change yourself to try to fit in.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 105 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.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.