Lowell High School in San Francisco, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,696
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    756 3.7
  • Ranking

Lowell High School is a public coed school in San Francisco, California. It has 2,696 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 95% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 756 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 756 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are about 20 sports and over 90 clubs to choose from! There's something for everyone.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Our school offers many APs and because admission is merit-based from grades from middle school, most students here strive for themselves while their parents also support them to succeed.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Most teachers that have taught me are awesome.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I love the wide range of extracurricular opportunities at my school. Many of the clubs aim to help people in need of those who are less fortunate than others. The members of our clubs are very committed towards ensuring that they not only have fun, but help others along the way.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I've enjoyed the countless support I've received at this school from both staff and students. Lowell High consisted of lifelong lessons and friendships.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Abraham Lincoln High 1 mi. 1,958
3.33 Westmoor High School 3 mi. 1,651
3.33 George Washington High 3 mi. 1,998
3.33 El Camino High School 5 mi. 1,486
3.00 Galileo High School 6 mi. 1,940

Around Lowell High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 58%
Male 41%

Student Diversity

Lowell High School United States California Abraham Lincoln High El Camino High School Galileo High School George Washington High Westmoor High School
Asian 64.0% 4.8% 11.3% 64.0% 28.0% 71.0% 68.0% 64.0%
White 14.0% 51.0% 24.8% 5.0% 7.0% 3.0% 8.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 53.3% 17.0% 34.0% 15.0% 13.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 3.3% 4.0% 25.0% 2.0% 4.0% 9.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 6.1% 6.0% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 24.3%
Grade 11 26.2%
Grade 12 24.8%

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 113 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 86 responses

  • 20% Prepares you for college
  • 15% Safe
  • 12% A lot of Sports and Club Activities
  • 11% Opportunities
  • 9% Intelligent
  • 9% Freedom
  • 8% Friendly
  • 6% Provide motivation to be competitive.
  • 5% Teachers will go out of their way to help kids.
  • 5% Helpful

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 29% Very competitive
  • 23% School starts too early
  • 20% Work
  • 15% Stressful
  • 5% VERY COMPETITIVE.
  • 5% Really old textbooks
  • 2% TOO MUCH BUSY WORK
  • 1% Some teachers are insanely strict.
  • 1% Pressure on ap classes and honors

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 89 responses

  • 33% Lowell is very grade oriented
  • 31% Almost everyone is motivated to do their best
  • 21% A lot of smart people
  • 7% People are very accepting of others
  • 7% All of the above
  • 1% Every individual has a special talent

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 87 responses

  • 48% Challenging
  • 16% Stressful
  • 13% What is sleep?
  • 11% Stimulating
  • 7% All of the above
  • 3% Great community, but too much "busy work"
  • 1% Welcoming community

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 32% Be prepared to be challenged and stretched
  • 31% Expect work! but don't let that scare you
  • 21% Learn to manage your time.
  • 11% It's only has hard as you make it be.
  • 5% Don't be afraid of taking chances.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 78 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.