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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  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
    B+
Lincoln-Way Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in New Lenox, IL. It has 1,870 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
1801 E Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451
Telephone
(815) 462-2100
Website

Lincoln-Way Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
93 responses
Average ACT
27
331 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,861
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,800
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • Pep assemblies
    22%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Loyalty after school Friday's
    14%
  • Red and Black every Friday
    7%
  • Musical
    5%
  • Guitar recitals
    2%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,870
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$16,480/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Lincoln-Way Central High School Reviews

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Lincoln-Way Central is full of teachers and staff who strive to make each student’s school experience the best it can be. The school offers a wide variety of classes to choose from that allows students to take appropriately challenging course, prepare for college, or pursue an interest. There is also an assortment of test prep resources for ACT, SAT, and AP tests that instill a sense of confidence in students taking these tests and provides chances for students to boost their scores. Beyond just academics, Lincoln-Way Central provides a range of extracurricular activities for students to participate in. There are academic clubs, a variety of sports teams, and clubs for students to further their skills or even prepare themselves for life after high school. Lincoln-Way Central strives to not only make high school a wonderful experience for all students who pass through, but also give students the skills to thrive outside a school environment.
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Lincoln-Way Central has such a homey and welcoming environment. I transferred here my junior year and absolutely love it! Teachers are kind and well-educated, and I definitely feel prepared for college.
Lincoln-Way Central was very much a community of teachers, students, and administration. My Freshman year, I was comfortable within the school to where I felt that it was my home in just a matter of weeks. I wasn't nervous to ask one of the adults for help, even the principal, and I knew that the expectations placed on me were fair and reasonable. The teachers for the most part were excellent, the school events were the highlights of my year, and there were so many opportunities that I could discover, such as the different choir programs, sports, clubs and activities. Lincoln-Way Central through all my years attending it was home.