20 Best Public High Schools in Illinois


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19. Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, IL

Lane Tech College Prep High School is a public magnet school in Chicago, Illinois. It has 4,238 students in grades 8-12. Lane offers so many options for electives and classes, all in different levels to better help the students.

Along with that, Lane is also amazing with the number of programs, clubs, sports, and events they have annually. Students really do have the chance to figure out who they are, explore different interests, all while receiving an outstanding education.

Lane has a great academic program. Most teachers are high quality teachers that have experience and care about their students. Plenty of opportunities for after-school tutoring and Saturday tutoring are available.

Several elective courses such as marine biology, Non-fiction creative writing, and computer science are available to all students. Courses are scheduled online and are done during second semester. Depending on student schedule, the workload is moderate to heavy, but hardly ever light. All students are encouraged to take AP classes as well.

Teachers not only prepare students well for future jobs and basic skills one will need, but do so in a caring manner. They do all they can to help students, whether it be before school, after school or during lunch periods. These teachers are available at all times and at all costs. That’s why they are the best.

The diversity of the student body allows for a great variety of clubs and organizations to be created. They have over 30 ethnic clubs in which students learn cultural dances and traditions, joining for three days in May to perform what they have learned and show off the culture in an event called International Days.

School spirit is amazing and unlike any other. They are so proud of everything they do, especially sports. Homecoming is the best time of year. Every year the athletic facilities are being expanded and renovated.

  • Lane Tech College Prep High School graduation rate is 92.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 96.0% students of Lane Tech College Prep High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 95.0% students of Lane Tech College Prep High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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