As a student at Lane, I would say that it is one of the best schools that I have been to. But, like wherever you go, there will always be some sort of issue, and thats just the way life is. I am in JROTC, and it is amazing. YES, they do challenge each and everyone of us, both physically, and mentally. YES, like any other CPS school, the food is not the best of the best. Well, DUH! Lane is known for its academics, size both by student and building, sports academics, being competitive, and having a great off-campus experience. Such as chains such as a Potbelly and a Starbucks around. And a Jewel, Target, Marianos, Subway, McDonalds, a bowling alley, Meatheads, Dunkin Donuts, a gyro place, a taco place, Chipotle, a Wing Stop, and other places around the school. That s why our principal changed off-campus lunch to sophomore, junior, and senior year. So that only freshmans go through the bad lunch pain. The teachers at Lane are off the walls fun. They do want us all to do our best and try our hardest like any one else. They are human too so they are somewhat sympathetic. The student to teacher ratio is decent. Nothing compared to my elementary school where there was less than TWENTY kids per class. When I graduated, I was one of a class of about 34. The marching band is awesome, and the band instructors/teachers/whateveryouwannacallthem are way even better. I LOVE THEM. The homecoming games and dances are ok. Likewise, they have faults in them as well. Like having to pay about $3 for a small Gatorade. Hey! But, what can I do? The homecoming dances are not the best. Like you have to pay for food, and you have to pay $20 for a single ticket, and if you leave to go to the bathroom or something too bad you cant get back in, and the gym (where the dances are held) get so HOT. Cons about Lane- The school fees get expensive especially if you are a parent and you have more than one of your kids go there (fees are like $500 a year. Not including dances, and dresses for dances, and Lane gear for PE, and travel money to get to school and home, and money for lunch for the 10, 11, and 12th grades, and yeah little bits and pieces of high school and stuff like that. They add up. BIG TIME), lunch food is like ;( Pros- AWESOME high school experience, you will lose the fact that you are shy, challenging teachers who love you, you will ALWAYS be encouraged, and it is just plain fun, there is always going to be people like you so you will NOT even have the thought of not making friends because you will meet people everywhere you go, you will never be bored, and the teachers are the best in the land.