Lincoln Way West

21701 S Gougar Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Lincoln Way West serves 1,905 students in grades 9-12.
Lincoln Way West placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Lincoln Way West places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Lincoln Way West's student population of 1,905 students has grown by 47% over five school years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,905 students
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Total Classroom Teachers108 teachers
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School Comparison

Lincoln Way West is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lincoln Way West is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#423 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
11%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
84%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.280.68
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLincoln Way CHSD 210 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lincoln Way West is Martin P Mckay Education Center (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Union Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Joliet Union Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 91 students
    1.1 miles
    1661 Cherry Hill Rd
    Joliet, IL 60433
    (815) 726-5218
    1.1 K-8 91
  • New Lenox Nelson Prairie School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 1-3 | 410 students
    1.4 miles
    2366 Nelson Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 462-2874
    1.4 1-3 410
  • New Lenox Nelson Ridge School Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 4-6 | 468 students
    1.4 miles
    2470 Nelson Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 462-2870
    1.4 4-6 468
  • New Lenox Oster-oakview School Math: 35% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 4-6 | 475 students
    1.9 miles
    809 N Cedar Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 485-2125
    1.9 4-6 475
  • New Lenox Cherry Hill Elementary And Ec Center Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 143 students
    2.0 miles
    205 Kingston Dr
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 462-7831
    2 PK-8 143

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