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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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 1,905 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Lincoln-Way West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1200
208 responses
Average ACT
27
345 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$67,504
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,400
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
92%
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 111 responses
Report
  • Going to the Friday night football games
    16%
  • Homecoming Olympics
    14%
  • Being in the student section at a football game
    13%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Free t-shirts
    11%
  • The Homecoming Assembly
    9%
  • Competing in Sports
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,905
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,216
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,443/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Lincoln-Way West High School Reviews

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My experience at Lincoln-Way West has been very eventful, the principle and teachers really cares about their students! On the other hand, the biggest problem is the students, they have been very disrespectful to other students, the principle, teachers, and other staff members. The way we can make it a better place to learn is to enforce stronger rules, keep an eye on students and their actions/behavior, and help students efficiently stay on the right path.
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At Lincoln-Way West, everyone gets to experience the “high school” life. West offers so many opportunities that students get to learn their likes and dislikes as well as discovering new things about themself. Academic wise, the faculty does everything to teach their students and at the same time, teach us how to take care of ourself and manage our time. Subjects are taught with many resources that inspire students in choosing a college major they enjoy. The music/art department has variety to take part in, from band to theatre to photography and design to even being apart of a musical. Students make so many new friends and get to enjoy their passions. The sports department also has much to offer. The coaches push students to work hard and show students what is important: teamwork. Overall, West provides help and opportunities for students to find themselves.
This is the best school I’ve ever been to! The teachers are amazing! They are really understanding and always offer extra help when a student needs it. The classes are interesting and there’s a wide variety of electives to choose from to fit a student’s interest. Everyone is very accepting and it’s a very loving environment. I couldn’t have asked for a better school to go to.