A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Telephone
(415) 759-2730
Website

Lowell High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
548 responses
Average ACT
30
159 responses
AP Enrollment
50%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.76 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.76 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 251 responses
Report
  • Kermesse
    18%
  • Winterfaire
    17%
  • Co-curricular Day
    17%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Spirt Week
    9%
  • Rallies
    7%
  • Social science department dance
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.86 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.86 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.86 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,380
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.111 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.111 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.111 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,946/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.121 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.121 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.121 responses

Lowell High School Reviews

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Overall, this school is very competitive. If you don't enjoy learning and studying to the best of your ability, this school may not be the best choice for you. It's easy to fall behind if you aren't committed to your studies. However, everyone at the school is helpful and supportive no matter how much you're struggling. Because of the large range of classes and clubs to choose from, meeting people and making new friends becomes a lot easier! (although it's harder to become bffs and you'll usually find that sticking with your middle school friends is easier). Academics here are top notch
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Most of the stereotypes about Lowell are true; it is highly competitive with a heavy workload, and it is difficult to get good grades. It does, however, push its students to do better, because of the competition. Lowell also has great resources, with remarkable counselors and an excellent Wellness Center. There are also many clubs, so you are bound to find one that you like. If not, it is super easy to start a new one!
Lowell High School has always flaunted its competitive environment--one that pushes its students to reach maximum educational goals. For that reason, many go on to prestigious universities following graduation. Self-studying and motivation is the key to success at this school; they are the two things that carry on with its students into future endeavors. The school's resources are limited with subpar teachers/administration, but frankly, are unneeded with the intellectual environment the students conjure themselves. As with all things, sports culture is one that Lowell students greatly excel at, with at least 80-90% of teams earning championship titles. Overall, I had a great experience other than the fact that I drowned in the school's competitive nature.