Lowell High School in San Francisco, CA - Niche

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Lowell High School is a public school in San Francisco, California. It has 2,580 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 619 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1101 Eucalyptus Dr
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 759-2730

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 619 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: The peer pressure at this school drives students to take on more APs and activities simply because the majority of the students do so.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers are great: willing to offer help to struggling students, knowledgeable in their subject, and consistent with their grading rubric. There are, however, teachers that are not of the same caliber. You can find out which ones by asking their students and thus try to avoid them when you choose classes.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There's a lot of diversity among organizations at Lowell: from the competitive debate teams to the volunteer clubs, from the sports teams to the pre-med club, all the organizations seek to benefit its members and/or the community.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: Most of the teachers are great. There's a large selection of clubs/teams to join so everyone can find something they enjoy. The competition among students for As does lead to stress, but there's many opportunities to de-stress as well.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Lowell High School offers several entertaining and friendly clubs open to anyone in the school. They all work well together along side their sponsor and a few even perform during special events.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Lycée Français de San Francisco - Ortega Campus Private
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4.00 West Portal Elementary School Public
3.66 Jose Ortega Elementary School Public
4.00 A.P. Giannini Middle School Public
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4.00 Grattan Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Abraham Lincoln High School 1 mi. 2,122
3.33 Balboa High School 2 mi. 1,361
3.66 George Washington High School 3 mi. 2,304
3.66 Westmoor High School 3 mi. 1,725
3.33 El Camino High School 5 mi. 1,490

Around Lowell High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Lowell High School United States Abraham Lincoln High School Balboa High School El Camino High School George Washington High School Westmoor High School
Asian 67.0% 4.7% 66.0% 57.0% 32.0% 71.0% 63.0%
White 14.0% 51.6% 5.0% 6.0% 8.0% 7.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 17.0% 22.0% 34.0% 11.0% 18.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 20.0% 4.0% 9.0%
African American 2.0% 15.2% 5.0% 7.0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 25.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 67 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 28% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 21% Safe
  • 20% Prepares you for college
  • 10% Friendly
  • 10% Opportunities
  • 10% A lot of Sports and Club Activities
  • 9% Intelligent
  • 8% Helpful
  • 7% Freedom
  • 3% Teachers will go out of their way to help kids.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 38% Very competitive
  • 26% Work
  • 25% School starts too early
  • 10% Stressful
  • 1% Really old textbooks

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 43% Almost everyone is motivated to do their best
  • 30% Lowell is very grade oriented
  • 20% A lot of smart people
  • 7% People are very accepting of others

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 66% Challenging
  • 20% Stressful
  • 15% Stimulating

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 33% Be prepared to be challenged and stretched
  • 33% Expect work! but don't let that scare you
  • 17% Learn to manage your time.
  • 10% It's only has hard as you make it be.
  • 7% Don't be afraid of taking chances.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.