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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 a top rated, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 4,049 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
About Lane Tech College Prep High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
Telephone
(773) 534-5400

Lane Tech College Prep High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
569 responses
Average ACT
27
1,428 responses
AP Enrollment
73%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.346 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.347 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 1,512 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
4,049
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.356 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.356 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.356 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,907
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.437 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.437 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.437 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.464 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.465 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.465 responses
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Lane Tech College Prep High School Reviews

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I cried when I got into Lane Tech because I knew about its reputation and it would look great on my college applications and resumes. There are numerous Advanced Placement classes and some offer double periods and dual credit (many Illinois schools do not offer). I have taken cool electives such as AP Psychology, astronomy, neuroscience, zoology, Studio Drawing and Painting, and more. I've met awesome teachers and lifelong friends. There is absolutely no way you can't make friends because there are so many students AND clubs/sports to join; you'll fit in just fine. The school stays relatively clean despite 4,000+ students and staff. A few things I would love to see change are the options for the vending machine, new toilet seats and mirrors for the girl restrooms, and for Lane to bring back Early Dismissal Wednesdays! Despite all that and after 4 long (although it feels short) years, I can proudly say I am graduating from Albert G. Lane Technical College Prep. Go Lane, Go!
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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!
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!