Lincoln-Way East High School

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Lincoln-Way East High School
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201 Colorado Avenue


United States
Coordinates41°30′46″N 87°51′22″W / 41.5129°N 87.8561°W / 41.5129; -87.8561Coordinates: 41°30′46″N 87°51′22″W / 41.5129°N 87.8561°W / 41.5129; -87.8561
School typePublic Secondary
Opened1977 (9–10)
2001 (9–12)
School districtLincoln-Way Com. H.S. 210
SuperintendentR. Scott Tingley[1]
PrincipalSharon Michalak[2]
Teaching staff151.47 (on a FTE basis)[4]
Enrollment2,837 (2018–19)[4]
Student to teacher ratio18.73[4]
AreaSouth Suburbs
Campus typesuburban
Color(s)  blue
Athletics conferenceSouthwest Suburban Conference[3]
Team nameGriffins

Lincoln-Way East High School or LWE, is a four-year public high school located approximately three miles south of Interstate 80 near the intersection of La Grange Road and Lincoln Highway in Frankfort, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is a part of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, which also includes Lincoln-Way Central High School and Lincoln-Way West High School.


In December 1974, voters approved a $4,985,000 bond issue to develop a new freshman–sophomore building on the Frankfort site. Construction began in the summer of 1975, and the school opened in the fall of 1977 as Lincoln-Way High School East Campus. In November 1992, voters agreed to double the size of the campus to accommodate growth. Facilities added included a 42 classroom academic wing, a field house and auditorium. The expansion was completed in March 1995.

In 1997, citizens of District No. 210 approved a $60 million building bond referendum to split the existing freshmen–sophomore / junior–senior configuration into two separate four-year high schools and to add to the existing East and Central Campuses. The East Campus added 50 classrooms and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. While the Central Campus added 50 classrooms, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a performing arts auditorium with music classrooms, new nursing office, and new administrative offices (PPS). The splitting of Lincoln-Way into two separate high schools became official for the 2001–02 school year as the East Campus became Lincoln-Way East High School.


As of 2018, Lincoln-Way East is considered an "exemplary" school, with 1,070 students taking Advanced Placement or dual credit courses, a 97.0% four-year graduation rate (98.3% five-year rate) and 90.6% of students going on to postsecondary education.[5]

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  1. ^ "District 210 Administration Staff". Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Lincoln-Way East Administration". Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IHSA school information: Lincoln-Way Central High School". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 18 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Lincoln-Way East High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Lincoln-Way East High School" (PDF). Illinois Report Card. Illinois State Board of Education. 2017–2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  6. ^ Clark, Mike. "Clark: Lincoln-Way East's Nick Allegretti and Neuqua Valley's Mike Dudek stay course for Illinois". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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