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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lowell High School is an above average, public school located in Lowell, MA. It has 3,154 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Lowell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1140
440 responses
Average ACT
26
31 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$51,987
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Junior Harvest/Senior Prom
    22%
  • The pre-Thanksgiving pep-rally
    17%
  • Friday Night Football Games
    15%
  • Rallies
    14%
  • The Sports Awards at the end of each season
    10%
  • Graduation
    7%
  • The powderpuff football game
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,154
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,808
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,597/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I love Lowell High School! It's very diverse and has a large selection of courses, clubs, sports and activities. Sometimes the student population is overwhelming, and there are many fights in the hallways. There have been instances where there has been police involvement and arrests. The facilities can range from average to highly concerning. The elevator is often very 50/50 and may not work on certain occasions. Otherwise, the student body is very welcoming for the most part, and everyone can find something they love!
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Lowell High School is definitely unique. With it being the third most diverse school in Massachusetts, students are able to meet others from far and wide. The excitement we put into sports and events makes our high school experience a little less stressful. The large campus is surrounded by many cafes and shops, which is very convenient. There are endless resources at Lowell High, such as our College and Careers Center, Gear Up Program, and many others. Officials are extremely helpful with any struggles that students are experiencing, and always make it known that they are there if we need anything.
This school is not as bad as everybody says it is, I feel like this is a good school because we all have that one teacher we can always come to, about anything. I've had my share in getting into some trouble at school but I over the years I've met teachers and facilities who helped me realize how important it is to be about myself, and I had one's who were the worst people you could meet. We also didn't have some of the best teachers there because some of them do not care enough or they do not know how to teach well. But overall this is a good school we have very different cultures in the students, but we do not really see that in the facilities. We have an amazing athletic and over a hundred clubs and we have a Trio programs and college and careers center that help us prepare for out future.