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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lowell High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in San Francisco, CA. It has 2,720 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 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
917 responses
Average ACT
30
258 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$96,265
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$949
Median Home Value
$927,400
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.89 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.89 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 308 responses
Report
  • Kermesse
    18%
  • Co-curricular Day
    16%
  • Winterfaire
    15%
  • Talent show
    13%
  • Spirt Week
    10%
  • Rallies
    8%
  • 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
2,720
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.99 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.99 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.99 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,006
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.124 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.124 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.124 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,970/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.134 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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Lowell High School Reviews

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In my experience, it wasn't all that competitive as everyone made it out to be! I had a lot of fun even though I was sort of on the shyer side and didn't make many friends :( You get a lot of freedom at this school and you really have to keep yourself in check and on top of your own studies - no one else is going to nag you to. I'm glad I went to Lowell and I can't imagine what it would've been like if I had went anywhere else.
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Many make Lowell out to be a scary place, some even calling it Lo-Hell, due to the immense pressure and intense workload. However, the vastness of the school has its perks, I have made lifelong friends, mentors, and memories. I wouldn't change my high school experience for anything, but don't procrastinate!
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.