A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
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
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1250
34 responses
Average ACT
27
204 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Going to the Friday night football games
    20%
  • Homecoming Olympics
    16%
  • Being in the student section at a football game
    14%
  • Dances
    13%
  • The Homecoming Assembly
    11%
  • Free t-shirts
    7%
  • Competing in Sports
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,287
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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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!
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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.
I absolutely love this school!I moved over from another school for my junior year here and it has best the best year of high school so far. Everyone is always there for each other and the school spirit here is great. I remember walking in on the first day and seeing everyone wearing orange (schools colors) it was the best feeling ever to see everyone getting involved. There is nothing I would want to change about this school and I can't wait to start my senior year here in fall!