School Days: Lane Tech High School

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

ABC7's Roz Varon visited Chicago's Lane Tech High School. Lane is the state's largest school with more than 60 countries represented by the student body. Former alum, actor Tom Tran (aka "Tuan") of Good Morning Vietnam, joined Roz.

Lane Tech was founded in 1908 as an all boys' manual training center. Albert Grannis Lane was a high school principal at age 17 and superintendent of Chicago Public Schools in 1891. Girls were admitted to Lane in 197l. In 1936, Lane Tech had over 9,000 students!

Lane Tech will celebrate 100 years of excellence in 2008.

Lane ethnic clubs are often invited to perform at various consulate functions and cultural affairs around the city

Lane is a selective enrollment school. Over 60 countries are represented by Lane students.

In 2004, Lane athletes broke the record for the most city championships in one year with 10. They won 10 more city championships in 2005.

The class of 2005 seniors won over $4 million in college scholarships

The present building opened in September 1934 with an enrollment of 9,000 boys.

Last week, Lane Varsity Cross Country Teams, both Boys' and Girls', won city championships.

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