There are some great things about Lane. Some of the teachers are pretty good, and there are a lot of opportunities for kids to attend after school tutoring in many subjects. But unfortunately many of the kids are not friendly and the counselor was completely unreachable. Together this led to social isolation and depression for my child.
My school is unique...to say the least. I'm currently finishing my junior year at Lane, and the school has definitely been a challenge. If you're a parent you should send your child to Lane to experience diversity like no other, challenging school work, and to gain a proper education. If you're a student, and Lane is on your list of potential schools definitely choose Lane! As a student you'll meet sooo many people, and you most likely won't like everyone...but that's life. Overall Lane provides a well rounded experience.
This school is amazing. Don't be scared by the size. Case manager and social worker are amazing!!! Great teachers and admin also!
The school case manager has been so supportive. Students with an IEP are assigned to the same division teacher for all four years who is a great contact person to ask where to go to get answers in this large urban school with around 5,000 students. The vast majority of teachers understand that children learn differently and support them individually. Most teachers have online class assignment lists and deadlines. My child has blossomed there. His IEP was no longer needed and he is now doing well with simple supports like extra time on tests, and on long written assignments, testing in a quiet place with less distractions, and a many staff members who have after school hours to clarify instructions that may not have been heard because of distractions.
I am focusing this review on the social event opportunities not the academics. If I'd known how the social events were managed I would have steered my child differently.My senior has participated in sports all 4 years and has done well academically. My complaint is with the limited opportunity to attend school dances and events requiring limited tickets. I feel that social aspects are important to consider as well as academics and athletics. I understand that there are close to 5000 kids at Lane and limits must be put in placed. However, I find it sad that junior and seniors do not have a better opportunity than freshman and sophomores to attend dances. This year only 160 tickets were available per lunch period on a first come first serve basis(last year it was 300). My child rushed to the line and the tickets sold out. It was a repeat of prior years at Lane. Again, seniors were not given a priority over freshman or sophmores. So 4 years at Lane, working hard, representing LT in sports and my child has not been able to go to the homecoming dance at all. Words cannot express how sad I am that my child, once again, was has been left out of an memorable high school event.
My daughter is a graduate of the Inaugural class of 2013 Lane Tech Academic Center. As a south sider I was a bit concerned with sending her on the other side of town. Best decision I ever made. I love the Administration, Teachers, Security, coaches, students and parents. Excellent community. I daughter continues to grown academically and personally by leaps and bounds!!! We love Lane - Myrtle & Gold all the way!!! GO INDIANS
This school has many great class options, such a wide variety. The new LTAC six year program is great because it allows the students to get a head start on high school courses and then college. This school has done very great with this program by having such amazing teachers, so many classes and activities, and support by upperclassmen. Overall this school is fantastic!
Lane offers many more classes than any other high school out in Chicago. This year Organic chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, and engineering and design were available as electives. Next year Neuroscience, Apple Class (where you design your own apps), and a class where you build your own PC and design your own IOS will be offered. There are many more classes but these are just a few of the new ones. You get what you put in. Great school.
Lane is so diverse and so academically challenging, if you take the right courses, you cannot go wrong. There is something for everyone here and I do not regret coming one bit. I am proud to be going to the School of Champions. Who are we? LT!
The academic center at this school is amazing. It is very advanced. This school also has a great orchestra, and in general, music program (band, chorus, etc.). Lane is very diverse, with different kinds of people and a variety of clubs and sports. There is a great Science Olympiad Team here (both high school and the academic center) and a good math team. I would also like to mention the teachers here are amazing.
Lane Tech's Academic Center is GREAT. My son was in the inaugural 7th grade class and LOVED it. He was challenged, and supported not only by the teachers and staff, but also the upperclassmen. Its a great academically advanced program option for students on the north side, and all over the city. All classes are taught at the honors level and our son already had 2.5 high school credits by the end of this year. 7th grade extracurricular activities this first year included football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, track & field, cheerleading, chess, drama, debate, science olympiad, Latin Curtamen, math team, chess, and volleyball. More programs are being planned for next year already. They had their own formal dances and other social student events as well as a 7th grade trip to Springfield. Next year the 8th graders are off to Washington DC. Just an awesome program all around.
I graduated from Lane in 2009, I Loved it!!! Those were the best years in my life so far. Drama Club, GSA and being apart of the mentoring program gave me so many memories. Some teachers weren't the best, but every school has that. I want to teach at Lane when I get done with school at DePaul. Just a great place to be, I always felt safe and I always wanted to go to school.
Lane is a wonderful school. Students have so many classes and activities to chose from. The AP classes are challenging but students learn so much through them. Most teachers are very supportive as well as the community and other students. Some of its best qualitie's are that the school is diverse and the students very united.
Lane is a fabulous school and keeps improving. The principal, Dr. Lobasco is not only great at what she does but also listens to the parents and responds. The parents seem to becoming more involved, and I like the academic, sports, music, service and other various programs that the school provides. Students need to stay focused but they can become involved in so many things. Great school!
My daughter recently graduated from Lane and I couldn't be happier with the quality of education she received there. The teachers and administrators really do put the children first and push them to their fullest potential. The student body is full of bright young minds ready to learn and push things to the next level. My daugher will be heading off to college with all that she has learned at Lane (both in and out of the classroom) and will be striving to be the best that she can be. Thank you Lane!!!
I am really glad we chose Lane Tech for my daughter who was accepted into the Advanced Honors program. The program is rigorous and keeps her on her toes but it was the feeling we got from the open house that made us choose Lane over other schools. That feeling has not gone away. My first time there, I noticed the down to earth nature of the faculty as well as the students. The kids were happy, friendly and outgoing unlike in other selective enrollment schools where the kids seemed overconfident and entitled. The teachers and staff at Lane could not be nicer or more helpful; despite the large size of the school, they treat each student as an individual. Students have to prove themselves academically but respect for the individual is always present and encouraged. I feel that my daughter is getting a real world experience in this high school every day, where she is taught how to compete, thrive and become a socially responsible person. When she had a problem last year, the staff, principal and teachers were attentive and have helped her get back on track. Go Lane go!
Very attentive, devoted, well trained, and experienced teachers and incredible counseling staff. This Selective Enrollment school is fortunate to have a population of devoted students with success on and off the field. It now has the newest Academic Center for 7th and 8th graders.
This is the VERY BEST High School in Chicago and possibly in the nation!!! Consider yourselves privileged. Stop complaining and whining about the little things. You must be expecting everything is going to be handed to you and don't need to try to achieve knowledge on your own. If you follow this path, you will never achieve success in life. Do what you need to do to graduate and continue on in your education and you will be successful. Good Luck. ..........A 1964 Alum
I am a teacher there and feel that I could not be in a better place :-) We have over 4,000 students and are one of the biggest Public High Schools in the country.
This is a great school. I have no regret going to this school. It has great teachers, friendly student body, and lots of extra curriculum activities. If you can name all the top rank universities in the United States, in any of them, there will be at least a Lane Tech student attending it.
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