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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
352 responses
Average ACT
28
27 responses

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%
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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

25 reviews
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I'm a current senior at Lowell High. The administration is ineffectual and the opposite of transparent. They hide facts about school-wide incidents and instead convey vague messages that encourage rumors. With some exceptions (school canceled due to gas leaks, mice droppings in cafeteria food) classes go on fine, but the conditions of the facilities are undeniably poor. There are many kind, helpful teachers who are unfortunately limited in resources (school running out of copy paper) and overshadowed by unfair staff and a handful of teachers charged with sexual misconduct. Athletics and arts are fine, but clubs are generally composed of unmotivated members. The Latin Lyceum used to be a supportive honors program, but now just restricts course options with no benefits. The diversity in the school and city is unparalleled by surrounding suburbs. For the city experience, I'd recommend LHS if you can tolerate incompetent administrators and average academics and activities.
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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.
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.