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9-12
Public
New Lenox, IL
Students enrolled: 1,961

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1801 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451

(815) 462-2100
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August 03, 2013
My son is a sophomore at LWC. The school is performing above state levels; however, they did not make adequate yearly progress. The curriculum program is well organized and they have a great sports program. Unfortunately, the school is behind with technology. Walk into a classroom and you will see a 20th century classroom. I have yet to look over their technology plan but I can imagine it is not a priority. Given that my son will be taking the PARCC Assessment, I am very worried that he will not be adequately prepared.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2013
Amazing high school. As an alumni, I can say that LWC prepared me to be a well-educated and well-rounded person even more than my college did. The only complaint is that it was not terribly diverse, but that's not a fault of the school's. Fantastic teachers, classes, extra-curriculars, and facilities.

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2010
As a graduate of LWCHS I did not realize the amount of effort the staff put into making Lincoln- Way a college prep high school until I attended college. Once at college I was able to see the outstanding education that I received at Lincoln-way, especially when it came down to other students education levels. I am very grateful for the effort that the school put into preparing its students.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2010
My Daughter started as a new Freshman in this area from Southern Illinois. With the amazing help of Jordan O'Meara, the counselor assigned to my daughter, JSJ is now a Senior with great grades and able to go half days as a Senior! Ms. O'Meara spent quality time getting to know my daughter, adjusting her schedule and even giving her another student to help her find her way around during her first couple weeks of school! Awesome guidance and friend! Thanks Ms. O'Meara!! You deserve a raise! I am looking forward to another four years with you, now that my son is a Freshman and has you as his counselor!!

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May 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My daughter just started as a Freshman and she loves it. I love how many after school clubs they have to keep the kids involved. There is great school spirit from the kids and teachers alike. It is the oldest of the Lincoln-Ways, but I believe the best!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
I am going to be a Senior this coming fall and I feel that LWC has really helped me to find myself and be prepared for the future. They offer so many classes and activities that it is hard for a student to not be active. I might harp on Lincoln-Way, but the truth is I really do love it.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2009
Academically gifted child is being challenged like he needs. Thus far I am very pleased with the feedback I am getting. Teachers seem caring and dedicated. Please keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
I graduated from Lincoln-Way Central in June 2008, and I immediatly missed it. Because of the activities, the great teachers, and the great community that surrounds Lincoln-Way, high school was easily the most fun I have ever had in my life. I went into high school with a resentment towards education, but now that I am out of high school, I hope to return one day to teach and to help give future students the oppertunity to have a wonderful high school experience.

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November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
I'm a senior at LWC, as I like to call it. I do have to admit, that any student at Lincoln-Way will get a very high quality education, especially for a public school. There are tons of activities, so nearly everyone can be involved. Most of the teachers are great, and care about the students, but (there's always a but) what really irritated me throughout my 4 years at LWC was the administration staff, and this isn't JUST the opinion of a student. Even my parents and numerous other parents I have spoken with can agree that the rules and regulations are a little 'overboard.' For example: 3 detentions just for taking a drink out of your water bottle? It's like the rulebook goes on foever, and whats shocking is that my parents agree, and their as about as strict as it gets. -- overall, a great academic experience!

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2008
This school is amazing and I'm so happy to have been able to go there. No matter who you are, you can find a place to fit in because there are so many clubs and sports teams. I have met so many amazing people through them and the coaches are great. All of the students have amazing pride in the school. All of the teachers are so commited to making sure that the students succeed. There's also a lot of great (and free) tutoring resources for if you're having trouble in your classes that are so helpful. I love going there so much because it feels like a huge family rather than just any highschool.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2008
I feel very lucky to have gone to this school for 4 years. I have gotten so much out of it and have been able to grow and experience so much.

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2007
Wow! I cannot believe what this school has to offer. It is an amazing school that creates well rounded students. They have high expectations for all of their students, and they push students to achieve their personal best. Teachers are supportive and do what ever it takes to motivate students. The school expects excellence in academics, sports, clubs and sportsmanship. They have strict rules and firm consequences. It is a benefit to the students. There is a strong parent support network. This is a top notch high school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2006
Lincoln-Way high school is an abolute wonderful place. As a student there, i find school mre fun, i have friends ,i like my teachers, everyone is nice. Its an average school with its problems, like ne other school(i.e. bullying, fights) but it has the least of that stuff out of ne other school i have been to. I play on the Linclon-Way softball team...and if anyone is 'iffy' about their son or daughter playing a sport, don't be...Lincoln-Ways extracurricular activities are so much fun, and a great learning experience. Lincoln-Way keeps parents informed about almost evrything with their children..academics, sports, any problems, in emails, letter, phone calls, Licoln-Way is a very good school, and i cant wait till next year!!

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2005
The only main problem I had with Lincoln-Way was that it wasn't a very diverse environment. Otherwise it is a fantastic high school.

- submitted by a former student
June 27, 2005
I graduated from LWC in 2001, and just recently graduated from Indiana University in May 2005. My experience at Lincoln-Way was extraordinary in every way, from the educational environment, teacher & administrative support, honors programs, extra-curricular activities, quality of the students, etc. I can also say that LWC sufficiently prepared me for higher education - much better than many of my college peers from other schools. Not only were the classes challenging (and placement sufficient for everyone, from Honors to Special Education), but the large community enviroment made the transition to a Big 10 campus simple. I graduated from LWC with a class of 1,100 students and nothing could have better prepared me for the real world. Another benefit of the school's size were the many programs offered. Several specialized classes from music to business to medicine were offered, and the extra-curricular activities are just phenomenal, with something for everyone (literally)!

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June 17, 2004
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April 25, 2004
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February 19, 2004
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Lincoln-Way Central High School
1801 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL  60451
(815) 462-2100
Last modified Lincoln-Way Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lincoln-Way Central High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top