A+
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+
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
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
681 responses
Average ACT
31
194 responses
AP Enrollment
50%
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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.81 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 267 responses
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  • Kermesse
    18%
  • Winterfaire
    16%
  • Co-curricular Day
    16%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Spirt Week
    9%
  • Rallies
    7%
  • 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
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.91 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.91 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.91 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.116 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.116 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.116 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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.126 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.126 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.126 responses
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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.
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Lowell high school attracts both talented students as well as passionate teachers. Looking back on my experience almost 20 years later, I realize that it was at Lowell where I first began to learn about responsibility, being independent, and most importantly being resourceful. Lowell was competitive, and fosters a strong effort-based learning approach. There are certain exceptional talents, but they are the few and given Lowell's high faculty:student ratio, they are not given the kind of special attention that would allow them to excel further. Similarly, struggling students lack special care required. Lowell isn't very racially diverse, and for better or for worse most of the students who attend Lowell are very goal oriented and thus spend less time and priority on having a more well rounded high school experience (fun) outside of academics and extra curricular activities which are geared for college.
This was my first year at Lowell and from what I've seen, it strongly encourages academic achievement. Sure, it does sound good, but it has its ups and downs. Lowell offers an excellent, educational environment for hard workers and overachievers. Everyone has similar goals: get good grades and go to a good college. However, people worry too much about grades and too little about actually learning concepts. I wish that the teachers wouldn't grade so harshly so that students will focus more on learning everything instead cramming and getting A's on tests and quizzes. That way, students will actually go home with important knowledge rather than a backpack full of homework that the teacher won't even look at.