A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lane Tech College Prep High School is an elite, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 4,057 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
Telephone
(773) 534-5400

Lane Tech College Prep High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
343 responses
Average ACT
27
1,354 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.316 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.317 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 1,365 responses
Report
  • International Days
    21%
  • Spirit week, holiday assembly, homecoming
    20%
  • Pep Rally
    16%
  • Dances (prom, homecoming, winter ball)
    12%
  • Turkey Bowl
    9%
  • Sporting events, espeically home games/meets
    8%
  • National Geographics presentations
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,057
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.326 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.326 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.326 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.407 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.407 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.407 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.434 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.435 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.435 responses
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As a Lane alum (2014), college senior & soon-to-be graduate student, Lane Tech truly prepared me for the rigors of college study and adult life. The academics at Lane are second to none; the Honors and AP classes are rigorous and the teachers are invested in their students' understanding and application of the material rather than rote memorization--a sad reality in larger universities. The administration allows students the proper amount of freedom to develop as young adults while providing the structure needed to grow into an upstanding citizen. Yes, the environment at Lane is competitive, but I firmly believe that competition builds character and work ethic. The friends I made here are lifetime companions. I cannot be more proud of my alma mater!
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Going to Lane Tech was one of the most influental experiences I've went through. In terms of academics, no school can top Lane when it comes to the variety of classes students can take. With a student body of over 4,000 kids from across Chicago, not many schools can compare in terms of diversity. Despite large class sizes, teachers absolutely care about their students growth, and counsellors are always available to talk about both plans for any student's future as well as any of their personal issues. Extracurriculars ranging from clubs, sports, and fine arts encourage students to pursue their passions with likeminded peers, and the rich history and surrounding shops and neighborhoods provide students with a sense of being part of a much larger community. Overall, it is a privilege to attend Lane Tech. Go Lane go!
Lane Tech is one of the biggest and populated schools in the state. Its unique architecture and rich history are not what makes the school stand out, but the diversity of the student body. Lane offers multiple classes that do not limit a student's curiosity and helps a student discover their interests and dislikes. The school does not limit itself to common core elements, but also enforces elective courses! It is hard to feel excluded in the school and the students are always willing to be friend you.