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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lowell Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Lowell, MA. It has 14,247 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Telephone
(978) 674-4320

Lowell Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1140
344 responses
Average ACT
28
26 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,247
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,951
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$202,139,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,064/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    5%

Lowell Public Schools Reviews

23 reviews
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My overall experience in the Lowell Public schools system was about average. It's harder for kids who want to learn to get into a good environment for learning when teachers spend so much time yelling at disruptive students. There is also bullying, even in the lower grade levels, that is somewhat tolerated by teachers and administration. The food is terrible as well.
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I am a Junior at Lowell High School. The school has an amazing diverse environment, which creates significant opportunities around the town. A few ways to make the school better is that I feel we should have two separate buildings which would also mean double the sports teams. With more openings in sports kids who don’t make the team now can have a way greater chance to achieve success and make the team.
My experience in this district was about average. There were some really good teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help me succeed. I loved the diversity and culture that this district values and expose to each student. Since most of the schools in this district are old, money could be invested and improve the schools.