Lowell High School

773 reviews
  1. San Francisco Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
507 responses
Average ACT
30
152 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
AP Enrollment
50%
AP Exam Pass Rate
95%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    76%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    24%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

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.75 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.75 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 247 responses
  • Kermesse
    19%
  • Winterfaire
    17%
  • Co-curricular Day
    17%
  • Talent show
    15%
  • Spirt Week
    9%
  • Rallies
    7%
  • Social science department dance
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,696
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.85 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.85 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.85 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
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.110 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.110 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.110 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.120 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.120 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.120 responses

Reviews

773 reviews
  • Excellent
    118
  • Very Good
    354
  • Average
    271
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    7
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
  • High School Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
Lowell has provided me with lasting memories and unforgettable friendships. My teachers don't just serve the role of educators, but also mentors and adults whom I can fully entrust. They have high expectations for their students and always go out of their way to get them there. The students are supportive and friendly. The high stress and exclusivity of Lowell really binds the students to form a solid community. However on the downfall, the highly competitive environment often pushes students to breaking points. I have had moments where it felt as if I wouldn't be able to make it through. It is difficult to put so many students together who share a common end goal and expect that there wouldn't be competition. The environment pushes you to go out of your comfort zone in order to put yourself on an equal playing zone as everyone else. Despite this, I think this makes Lowell students unique in a sense that we are more determined and committed to achieving our goals.
  • Senior
  • 13 days ago
There were both pros and cons to this school. The pros are that the environment here is very open and respectful. During my four years here, I've never heard or seen any prejudice, fights or forms of hatred towards any group. The students here are very friendly and helpful. It's a caring environment. On the other hand, it's extremely competitive here. Students will go beyond their abilities to achieve an A in everything and take a huge load of AP courses. It's scary how students will straight out complain about receiving a B+ or even just an A-. Because of this, there's a ton of peer pressure in succeeding in academics, which is what made me stress out and dislike my time spent there. If I had the chance to go back in time, I would have chosen to go to another school instead. The competition here was way too much for me to handle.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago