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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lowell High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 2,685 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Telephone
(415) 759-2730
Website

Lowell High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1330
766 responses
Average ACT
31
221 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$87,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,632
National
$949
Median Home Value
$858,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.85 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.85 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 290 responses
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  • Kermesse
    18%
  • Co-curricular Day
    16%
  • Winterfaire
    16%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Spirt Week
    10%
  • Rallies
    8%
  • Social science department dance
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,685
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.95 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.95 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.95 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.120 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.120 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.120 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,970/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.130 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.130 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.130 responses
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Lowell is one of those schools where people go "oh you went there?" not in a good or bad way. This school prepares student if and only if the student desires to learn. This school has an expansive amount of AP courses and extracurricular. If there's not a club of interest that already that exists, start a new one! While it can prepare students, the stress of the workload and push some students too far. With that being said, Lowell offers a Wellness Center that allows students to relax but also obtain counseling. Overall, I'm satisfied by the education and opportunities brought to me by Pacific.
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This school, although academically challenging, is amazingly dedicated to their students' success. A wide range of academic opportunities such as summer programs, Advanced Placement classes, accelerated classes, and varied elective classes like computer programming or organic chemistry are accompanied by so many extracurriculars. These include wrestling, dance, JROTC, Cheer, Pre-med club, Psychology club, CSF, and more! This school has everything.
I came to Lowell as a transfer, and we don't have very much support for transfers specifically, but I was able to find my way there! Really good academics here, and theres a culture of wanting to learn. I would say its the best public school in SF, but its also really big, so if you're used to the small school environment, it takes some getting used to.