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
576 responses
Average ACT
30
172 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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.80 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.80 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 262 responses
Report
  • Kermesse
    19%
  • Winterfaire
    16%
  • Co-curricular Day
    16%
  • 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.90 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 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.115 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.115 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.115 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.125 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.125 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.125 responses

Lowell High School Reviews

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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.
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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
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!