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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
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Lincoln Way West High School is a highly rated, public school located in New Lenox, IL. It has 1,295 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
21701 S Gougar Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451
Telephone
(815) 717-3500
Website

Lincoln Way West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
66 responses
Average ACT
27
241 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A-
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Going to the Friday night football games
    19%
  • Homecoming Olympics
    16%
  • Being in the student section at a football game
    13%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Free t-shirts
    10%
  • The Homecoming Assembly
    10%
  • Football playoff games
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,295
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,216
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I believe that Lincoln-Way West offers a variety of activities for everyone! Going into my freshmen year, many people said that it is hard for someone not to find something to do, and they were absolutely right! I think that the school spirit is amazing and everyone is filled with positive energy. In my opinion, we do not need to change much. We have the best teachers who develop relationships with their students and are always helpful. I am truly honored to call myself a warrior!
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The best thing about Lincoln-Way West in the unity we have. From the biggest football game of the season to the school play to the academic scholars, we all come together to support each other. We care deeply about each other as human beings and the relationship between students and teachers are the most valuable in our eyes. In my experience, I was lucky enough to not only have teachers that cared about me as a student, but also took a personal interest in me as an individual. I always have an adult to talk to and feel comfortable and safe around. Although change is good, I would not change anything about Lincoln-Way West because without West, I would not be the strong, happy, resilient individual that I am today, and for that I am very grateful. Go Warriors!
Lincoln-Way West is a overall a great school with an outstanding student body and staff/administration. Administrators and teachers are very receptive to students' needs and are very outgoing when it comes to making sure that they are receiving the education that they need to be successful in college and the workforce. Sports teams at West are equipped with high-end gear and facilities and are typically very competitive in the Southwest Suburban Conference and the IHSA state playoffs. In regards to clubs/activities at West, it is very easy to find something that fits your interests, which has resulted in nearly 90% of students being involved in some sort of extracurricular activity. Technology at West is probably its biggest downfall as it is in need of an upgrade, but other than that I wouldn't change a thing about this school.